John D. Travis
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Travis, John D., 75, died on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Baton Rouge General Hospital-Bluebonnet surrounded by his loving family at 9:15 am. He was a resident of Jackson and born in Clinton. He retired from his service as the Commissioner of the Office of Financial Institutions and served 15 years in the Louisiana House of Representatives. He was a former School Board Member of East Feliciana Parish and served as Town Alderman for the Town of Jackson. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc., Clinton from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Second Baptist Church in Jackson from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm service. Burial with Masonic services will follow in the church cemetery. John is survived by his two daughters, Saraphia T. Wilson and husband Josh and Sandra T. Allen and husband Mitch, sister, Shirley Day, brothers, George Travis and wife Sonja, Billy Travis and wife Louise and Eugene Travis and wife Estelita, grandchildren, Heath M. Allen, Heather A. Watson and Travis A. Allen, great grandchildren, Madeline Elise Watson, Kody Eric Watson, Maci Elizabeth Watson, Jayden Michael Allen and Paisley Grace Allen. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Norma Jean LeBeouf Travis, Father, Hardy D. Travis, mother, Quinnie B. Travis, and sister, Maxine Martin. Pallbearers will be Heath Allen, Travis Allen, Jeff Travis, Kenny Havard, Darrell Watson, Jonathan Travis, Tim Travis and Francis Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are Kody Watson and Jayden Allen. A special thank you to Dr. Gerald Miletello and the staff of the Hematology/Oncology Clinic of Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge General -Bluebonnet ICU Staff. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at

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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 22 to Apr. 25, 2016.
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April 16, 2020
Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know the pain is always there. I always loved your dad. My God continue to give you peace.
Cecilia Partin
February 1, 2017
John was a good freind and a good man.
Steve Coleman
May 17, 2016
John D Travis was a good friend and a good State Representative, who cared deeply about the people of the Felicianos. He fought to support and preserve East Louisiana State Hospital, because the hospital was greatly needed by the patients and the citizens for jobs. He joins his beloved wife and leaves his daughter and friends with many good memories!!! God grant him eternal rest.
Jean and John Armstrong
May 12, 2016
So sorry for the loss of Mr. Travis. He was a great man with a caring and thoughtful heart! He hired me o at OFI and then it was like I knew him forever. He always gave me advice like a father. He will be missed very much! RIP Mr. John!!
Pam Bagents
April 25, 2016
Sorry to hear about your loss u have my heart felt sympathy may god bless u and your family .Mr John was a wonderful man.Rosie(JHS.Class 1977).May God bless you Sandra.
Rosie Matthews
April 25, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. John was a good friend.
Edwin Murray
April 25, 2016
he is and was a well respected pillar in the community our thoughts and prayers are with his family friends RIP mr. john
Lance Barr
April 24, 2016
Family and friends so sorry for your loss, John was a very nice person.
Kathleen Wells
April 24, 2016
I served several years in the House of Representatives with John and always enjoyed our conversations. My sincere condolences to his family.
Murray Hebert
Murray Hebert
April 24, 2016
May the family know how much John and Norma were loved.
Peggy Wilson
April 23, 2016
My deepest sympathies for your loss.
Prayers for strength and faith during your grief.
Michelle Greeson
April 23, 2016
My Prayers and Condolences to the Family and Friends . I knew Mr. John and he was a very good honest man. He will be missed. May God send an Angel to lead , guide , and direct the family through this time of need. R.I.P Mr. John
Wallace "Sonny" Carney Jr
April 23, 2016
Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you. Mr. John was a great man.
Julie McAdams Hicks
April 23, 2016
Sorry for your Loss Mr. Eugene and family. Mr. John was a good man. Did many good things for people of West and East Feliciana. GOD Bless and prayers for entire family.
Patricia Riddle
April 23, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of John. May you find peace and comfort in your many fond memories.
Johnny and Beverly Alford
April 23, 2016
With deepest sympathy. My prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Lucille Berthelot
April 23, 2016
Joyce (JHS CLASS of 1978) Lewis
April 23, 2016
My condolences to John's family. A great man that helped a lot of people. God bless my brother and friend.
Jim Parker
April 23, 2016
Fly high my friend with all the angels. May you forever be at peace.
Shari Perdue
April 22, 2016
There was no way to say goodbye! I hope you know how much we cared and how much we will miss you! My birthday partner! Virginia Osborn
April 22, 2016
So sorry for your loss but he's together again with his life long bride..God bless
Cecilia Partin
April 22, 2016
" With Deepest Sympathy "
Linda Keller-Robinson & Family
April 22, 2016
What a legacy he leaves to East Feliciana Parish and south Louisiana. Hospitals, schools, jobs-always trying to help make things better for everyone. I loved to watch him when the legislature was in session. Mr. John would not back up from a grizzly bear and stood up for "his people". Rest in peace and I send my prayers and love to his beautiful family.
Sylvia Brinson
April 22, 2016
Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt for the passing of Mr. John. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Esther Murray
April 22, 2016
Sending prayers during this difficult time.
Tina Engelhard
April 22, 2016
Verinetta Davis Harrell
April 22, 2016
We were sad to hear about your father Saraphia. What a wonderful blessing to have him living with you and Josh as he battled cancer. He was a wonderful man and helped so many during his lifetime. The comfort and care that you provided helped to fill the loneliness of being without the love of his life. He and your Mother were a very important part of our family. We loved the stories they told about their adventures together on the road in their motor home. And the wonderful stories your Dad shared about his dedicated service to Jackson, East Feliciana, and Louisiana. Our love and prayers are with you and all of the family. Harvey and Elaine
Harvey & Elaine Wilson
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