Travis L. Boone, Sr., 68, received his reward of eternal rest on Wednesday March 11, 2009 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Travis' was born in Galveston on December 9, 1939, to the union of Granison, Sr. and Lovie P. Boone. He received his formal education in the Galveston School District and was a graduate from Central High School class of 1957-58. He also attended and graduated from Houston Barber College. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of St. Luke Baptist Church where he has served for over 60 years. During his life time he served diligently as a Deacon, member of the Choir and Men Chorus, Seasoned Saints, Prayer Warrior, vice president of BTU, assistant Superintendent of Sunday School, Mission # 1 teacher, Benevolent board, Bereavement committee and Church Van Driver.
Travis' was a hard worker and laborer on many jobs during his life such as a barber, transportation driver for dialysis patients, Ampco parking attendant, driver for Ballinger Mills and a cook for Galveston College until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Anita Hall.
Travis' smiling face, sense of humor and warm grace will be deeply missed by his devoted wife of 27 years, Rita Boone; son: Travis Boone, Jr.; daughters: Denise Boone- Pruitt and Fontella Gallow (Sidney); five loving grandchildren; brother: Granison Boone, Jr.; sister: Margaret Diann James; adopted sister: Janice K. Hall; adopted daughter: Kimberly Hart; mother in law: Ruth Fontenot; sisters in law: Thelma Harris and Sharion Jordan; godson: Andrew D. Johns; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, the St Luke church family and friends.
Viewing will begin at 9 AM on Tuesday March 17th followed by a life celebration service at 11:00 am at the Avenue L Baptist Church with his pastor Rev. Charles E. Wheat officiating. Burial will follow at Mainland Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.