Robert Travis

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Robert Joseph Travis Sr., was born September 30, 1934, in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was the son of the late Marshall and Martha Travis, he was one of four children. Robert attended Central High School where he graduated.

After graduation Robert joined the Air Force as a staff sergeant where he served for six years, including serving in the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged in 1956.

Robert extensively traveled overseas before returning to Columbus, Ohio to engage in various occupations to provide for his growing family. Pursuing more work opportunities, Robert relocated to Warren, Ohio where he worked construction for Republic Steel, and resided there for the next 40 years before returning to Columbus, Ohio after retiring to be closer to his siblings, children, and grandchildren.

Robert enjoyed cracking jokes, fishing, playing cards, reading, and watching nature and Sci-fi shows. His true love was spending time with his children and being there when they needed him. He will be remembered for his constant presence and support at football games, school events, and assistance with friends and neighbors. Additionally, Robert loved to cook. Eggs, creamed chip beef, and shrimp were some of his best dishes. A shared sentiment among his family and friends is, “He was always there.”

While Robert’s health was challenged and his mind and memory began to fade, with the assistance of his son and caretaker William, Robert confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 2021.

Left to cherish his memory, his brother Marshall Travis, Jr., of Columbus Ohio, children, Roberta J. Travis of Los Angeles, CA, Robert J Travis, Jr., of Warren, Ohio, William (Serena) Travis, Columbus, Ohio, Angela Travis (Valerie Manson-Redd) Columbus, Ohio, grandchildren, Dashay Young, Dustin Young, Arriel Robinson (Jason), and Alexis Pitts all from Los Angeles, CA,. River Travis, Warren, Ohio, Robert Travis, III, Warren, Ohio, Marcello Travis, Akron, Ohio, Kalil Travis, Honolulu, HI, Sydnie Travis, Columbus, Ohio, Shannon Travis, Akron, Ohio, Sierra Travis, Columbus, Ohio, and Addie Travis, Akron, Ohio, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Marlene Travis and Betty Shook-Hampton (Willie Hampton) and sister-in-law, Alice Travis.

Private Visitation 9:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 10:00 AM Monday, November 1, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).

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Condolence Messages

  1. Yvonne "Kitti" Butler

    To Will, Minister Serena, and the Girls,

    During this difficult time, may you find comfort in your loving memories, support from those who care for you, and peace from the faith that lives within your hearts.

    With much prayer, love, heartfelt sympathy, and understanding,

    Yvonne “Kitti” Butler

  2. Remembering the family in heartfelt prayer. Remembering the family in heartfelt prayer. May God comfort you through his Word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Truly sorry for your loss.

  3. MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND MUCH PRAYER TO THE WILLIAM & SERENA TRAVIS FAMILY. MAY GOD GIVE YOU ALL THE COMFORT DURING THIS TIME AND THERE AFTER.

    BLESSINGS AND LOVE
    PAULA PALMER

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