no image

Travis Don Holley (1927 - 2016)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Travis Don Holley
Born in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1952 in Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 15 Oct 1977 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United Statesmap
Profile manager: Sheila x private message [send private message]
Profile last modified 21 Aug 2017 | Created 5 Aug 2014
This page has been accessed 298 times.

Contents

Biography

Travis Don Holley was born July 10, 1927 in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, the son of Lawrence Holley and Ella Drake Holley . Shortly after his birth, his mother brought him home to Lubbock where he spent his entire life, except for his years in military service. He died unexpectedly Thursday evening, Dec. 1, 2016, at his Lubbock home with his devoted daughter at his side.
Travis spent his life in service to his country, his family, and his Savior, Jesus Christ. He attended Lubbock High School, but dropped out at age 17 to join the USMC, where he served in WWII as a flame-thrower at Iwo Jima, and as an MP at Okinawa and Hawaii, where he also entertained troops with his lilting voice and rhythm guitar, and boxed in the Welterweight division. He was a hard-worker and craftsman, and provided for his family by setting tile in many of Lubbock’s schools, hospitals, and residences. In his retirement he built dozens of guitars for friends and family, many of which he gave away. Until recently, he led AA groups for over 20 years, and is beloved by that community.
Travis often expressed his love for Jesus Christ, and his undying gratitude for God’s grace and forgiveness. He attended Tabernacle Baptist Church from early childhood throughout most of his life, where he led the singing for many years. In later years, he attended Westminster Presbyterian and Liberty Baptist churches. Travis was a talented musician throughout his life, starting in childhood with his brothers at local talent competitions. He was a loving husband, and an adoring father and grandfather.

Occupation:

1953 - Tile Setter in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States[1]
1960 - Tile Contractor in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States[2]
1986 - Tile Contractor in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States[3]

Birth

10 July 1927 in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, United States[4][5][6][7]

Marriages

In 1952, Travis married Geneva Mendenhall in Clovis, New Mexico. They were married for 25 years until her death in 1973.
15 Oct 1977, he married Sarah Margaret (Reneau) Callaway in Lubbock, TX. [8][9] They were married for 32 years, until her death in 2007.
In addition to his wives, Travis was preceded in death by his younger brother, Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holley; parents, L.O. Holley, Ella Drake Holley; sister, Patricia Kaiter; and nephew, Lee Weir. Survivors include his older brother, Larry Holley; a daughter and son-in-law, David and Travetta Holley Johnson; step-sons, David and Paul Callaway; a foster daughter, Glenda Jahnke; granddaughters, Holly Lungwitz, Amelia Peterson, and Betsy Johnson; four nieces, Sherry Holley Scales, Cindy Graves, Gina York, and Ingrid Kaiter; two nephews, Eddie Weir and Randy Holley; and six great-grandchildren.

Residence

1930 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States[10]
1935 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States[11]
1940 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States[12]
1986 at 5001 42nd St, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States 79414-3020

Death

1 Dec 2016 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States

Burial

Resthaven Memorial Park, 5 Dec 2016, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States, with his wives. [13]

Sources

  1. 1953 U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&r=an&db=USDirectories&indiv=try&h=394099453
  2. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&r=an&db=USDirectories&indiv=try&h=395409744
  3. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USpublicrecords3&h=134498428&indiv=try
  4. FSFTID "FamilySearch.org", FamilySearch ID: L68N-HRK http://familysearch.org/tree/person/L68N-HRK
  5. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HJSV-6PZ : accessed 21 August 2017), Travis Holley in household of Charles Holley, Precinct 1, Red River, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 8, sheet 6B, line 63, family 115, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2385; FHL microfilm 2,342,119.
  6. United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K49B-F2P : accessed 21 May 2017), Travis Don Holley in household of Lawrence O Holley, Lubbock, Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 152-3B, sheet 4B, line 68, family 96, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4096
  7. Find A Grave Memorial# 173398030 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=173398030
  8. "Texas Marriages, 1966-2010," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYSS-1YR : 6 December 2014), Travis D Holley and Sarah M Reneau, 15 Oct 1977; citing Lubbock, Texas, United States, certificate number 137298, Vital Statistics Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin.
  9. Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011, 2005, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=TXmarriageindex&h=6788342&indiv=try
  10. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HJSV-6PZ : accessed 21 August 2017), Travis Holley in household of Charles Holley, Precinct 1, Red River, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 8, sheet 6B, line 63, family 115, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2385; FHL microfilm 2,342,119.
  11. United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K49B-F2P : accessed 21 May 2017), Travis Don Holley in household of Lawrence O Holley, Lubbock, Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 152-3B, sheet 4B, line 68, family 96, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4096
  12. United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K49B-F2P : accessed 21 May 2017), Travis Don Holley in household of Lawrence O Holley, Lubbock, Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 152-3B, sheet 4B, line 68, family 96, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4096
  13. Find A Grave Memorial# 173398030 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=173398030

See also:



More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Is Travis your relative? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of Travis's ancestors' DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Comments

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

Travis is 23 degrees from Greg Clarke, 21 degrees from George Hull and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

H  >  Holley  >  Travis Don Holley