Jay C. Travis died November 17, 2003. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount. Burial was 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Darrouzett Cemetery. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Jay C. Travis was born January 3, 1929, at Shattuck, to parents Pete and Murl Travis. He attended grade school at Follett and Shattuck and graduated from Darrouzett High School. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1946 and served as a Tech Sgt. in the Korean War. After discharge from the service he was employed for a time at Bill Chase Ford and John Deere in Follett, then later at Bill Brown Motors at Shattuck. He served as secretary of Shattuck Chamber of Commerce and also as City Manager.
Jay C. later moved to Perryton where he owned and operated the Perryton Flight Center for ten years. In 1988 he moved to Amarillo where he worked in Amarillo State Center for the handicapped. Upon retirement he worked until the time of his death as an income tax consultant.
Jay C. leaves to mourn his passing, his wife LaWana of the home, daughters Janet Burgess of Enid, and Verna Hodge of Canyon, sons Randy Travis and Jay Travis, both of Amarillo, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, brother Don Travis of Amarillo and Joe Travis of Higgins, and other relatives and many friends who loved him dearly.
Submitted by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society
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