Glenn W. Travis, age 86, of Cherokee, passed away on April 9, 2007 at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri.
He was born December 28, 1920 in Fort Scott, the son of Joe R. and Emma L. (Denny) Travis.
On October 16, 1948 he was united in marriage to Eunice M. French in Fairland, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on November 4, 1983. Glenn served during WW II from 1944-1946 in the Navy in the South Pacific aboard the USS LST 652 and 473.
He was employed by the Frisco/BN Railroad for 40 years as a brakeman and conductor. He was a life member of the Fort Scott VFW Post.
Survivors include three children, Sandra S. Schriner, Wichita, Joseph B. Travis, Canton, Texas, and Glenda K. Crabtree, Cherokee; five grandchildren Justin Prideaux and Ginger Howes, both of Wichita, Glenn W. Travis II, Jacob Travis and Nicholas Travis, all of Canton, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Morgan and Mackenzie Prideaux and Mara Howes, all of Wichita. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Thursday April 12, 2007, at The National Cemetery in Fort Scott with the Rev. Dennis Johnson and Dell Andrews officiating. Burial will follow.
Friends may call at the funeral home at their own convenience from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir. Friends are requested to meet at the Cemetery for the services. The Fort Scott VFW along with the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors detail team will provide military honors at the graveside.
Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the Medicalodge residents activity fund. These memorials may be left at or mailed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main, Weir, KS 66781.