Henry Oscar Travis, Sr., passed from this life Saturday, March 31, 2007, in Webster.
Henry was born in the small, west Texas town of Concho on May 13, 1918. His life will be remembered as one full of dedication to his Lord, love of his family, appreciation for his friends and enjoyment of fishing. While a teenager, Henry’s family moved from Concho to Galveston County, living first in Galveston then finally settling in the Santa Fe area. For his complete adult life, he was a member of Arcadia First Baptist Church where he served the Lord for many years as a deacon. Henry shared many joyous years of his life with his late wife, Minnie, as they were married for 58 years. Henry displayed further commitment and loyalty in his career as he worked in the laboratory at Union Carbide for more than 40 years. His life in the Arcadia/Santa Fe area gave Henry many friendships for which he was truly grateful. Some of his best times with his friends were spent fishing in the area. Whether he was Dad, Grandpa, Henry, Brother Travis or Mr. Travis, all who knew him, will miss him.
Henry’s survivors include his son, Henry Oscar Travis, Jr. and his wife, Glynda of Houston; sister, Mary Belle Skillman of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Kimberly Travis Thaman and husband, Kevin of Missouri City, Brent Travis of Bryan; great-grandchildren, Kenedy, Karley and Kyler Thaman and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at Arcadia First Baptist Church, Dr. Rick Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home.
Casketbearers will be Doug Anderson, Joe Brantley, Jason Lewis, Don Morgan, O. C. Ray, Bill Sartain and Warren Waters. Honorary bearers will be Jim Abney, Sam Beltcher, Stuart Birdsong, Dewayne Carr, John Clayton, Kelly Creech, Mickey Donahoo, Reid Farley, Don Hair, Loran Lance, Wayne Reynolds, Paul Siems and Gene Wofford.
Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to Arcadia First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 128, Santa Fe, Texas 77510.
Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501.
The Travis family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Don Morgan for his unconditional devotion and loving assistance to Henry. www.hayesfuneralhome.com