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James Earl Travis 1957-2020

Written by The Bee

September 29, 2020

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James “Jim” Earl Travis, 63, beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Uncle passed away at home on September 23, 2020. He entered this world on June 28, 1957 in Olean, NY to Alvaretta Lewis and Edward Travis.

Jim is predeceased by his father Edward Travis and his mother Alvaretta Lewis LaPiere.

He is survived by his two sons Michael (Traci) Travis of Eagle Pass, TX and Eric (Amanda) Travis of Little Genesee, NY, a sister Nancy Melchert of North Pole, Alaska and brother Douglas Travis Sr of Cuba, NY, six grandchildren Gabriel Urbano of Yuma, Arizona, Justyn, Riley, and Jaidyn Travis of Eagle Pass, TX and Brooke and Alexis Jereb of Little Genesee, NY. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

During his time here on earth Jim he attended Portville Central School and graduated in 1976. He was employed by Acme Electric in Cuba NY for 20+ years from which he retired. Jim loved his two sons and grandchildren dearly. He was so proud of them all and liked seeing them happy. Jim enjoyed upbeat environments, good food, and great friends. His favorite pastimes included playing cards, going to bingo, lottery scratch offs and the slots at the casino.

Jim was honored to serve in any area that he could help people in need. He once stated the best thing he ever did was help serve meals at the Harvest Field Ministries Soup Kitchen in Olean NY.

Per Jim’s request there will be no funeral services. The family will hold a celebration of life at a later time.

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