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Eugene Travers Sr

Eugene Tull Travers Sr., 83, of Cambridge, died March 26, 2012 at home.

Born on August 30, 1928 at Hooper's Island, he was a son of the late Charles G. and Clarrisa Ione Creighton Travers.

In 1951 Eugene enlisted in the U.S. Army serving his country and was honorably discharged in 1953 as rank of Sergeant. He received many medals including National Defense, ROK, Korean Service, U.S. Army Korean, Korean Service Defense, United Nations Service and Combat Infantry.

On October 10 1953 he married the former Helen Cusick. In later years on December 10, 1976, he married the former Dorothy Webb.

Eugene worked as a waterman most of his life but what he enjoyed more than anything was working with wood. He was a craftsman, building furniture, boats and carving decoys. Approximately 75 boats across the east coast were built by Eugene, along with most tong shafts in Dorchester County. He was a self- taught man and enjoyed life, going on motorcycle tours, riding horses and model boat racing with The Boys from Crisfield. Eugene was a member of the Ruritan National, VFW Post 7460, Moose Lodge 1211, Dorchester Sheriff Mounted Patrol and the Dorchester Western Horseman. He always had a cheerful grin and a vast circle of friends. A favorite saying of his was, "The best food I ever ate."

Surviving besides his wife Dorothy, is a son Eugene (Oogie) Travers Jr. and wife Tina of Cambridge; two sisters Marian T. Wood of Easton and Dotty Elzey and husband Bud of Cambridge; granddaughter Rachel Harrison and her fiancé Brandon Bradley, several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were a sister Augusta Lednum, brother-in-law Paul Wood, brother-in-law Clark Lednum and nephew Eddie Laird.

Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Elzey, Billy Shortall, Keith Morris, Gary Shockley, Al Collins and Harry Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Lednum, Buddy Aaron, Bobby Richardson, Harry Insley and The Boys from Crisfield.

A funeral service will be held on March 29, 2012 beginning at 2 pm. at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A. Cambridge. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park with military honors. Officiating will be Pastor Fred Bahr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eugene's memory can be made to Kitty City Rescue, P.O. Box 1259, Cambridge, MD 21613 or to Coastal Hospice on the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

To send online condolences, please visit www.newcombcollins.com

1-888-579-7953 Code: 75133P

Facts Born: August 30, 1928
Death: March 26, 2012

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Steve Lewis and Janie Elliott We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. 03/29/2012 Elmer AND NANCY SORRY TO HEAR GENES PASSING HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY 03/28/2012 Lisa Neild Oogie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep special memories close to your heart always. Tom and Lisa 03/28/2012 Wayne and Colleen Bromwell We extend our sympathy to all the family. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers! 03/28/2012 Don Creighton I will always remember Gene, his great smile and all the good times we had with the trail rides and camping trips. 03/28/2012 Anne Cusick McFarlan Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Uncle Eugene would pay me a quarter to rub his head. 03/28/2012 Missy Ewing Im so sorry to hear the sad news....My family and I send our sympathy...He is in our thoughts and prayers Missy & Billy Ewing 03/27/2012 Ron Bromwell Sorry for the families loss, he will be missed for a long time to come. 03/27/2012 Jennifer Shortall I have so many great memories of my Uncle Gene. He taught me how to slurp a raw oyster as a child. Still slurp them to this day. I know in my heart that he is with my dad and Ma-Ma and Pa-Pa. R.I.P. Uncle Gene. Oogie, I love you. Hang in there. Its so hard loosing a parent as I know well. 03/27/2012 Marian T Wood I will miss you my "Big Brother". I love you so much and we will meet AGAIN. 03/27/2012 Debbie Handley Whitaker You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember the great times we all shared together. God Bless 03/27/2012 Brian and Lisa Cannon Og, we share in the comfort of knowing that your Dad is no longer suffering, and we send thoughts of sympathy and support to you and your family at this difficult time. Peace, prayers and blessings. The Cannon Family 03/27/2012 Rachel Harrison Gene you will be missed greatly. Thanks for all you did for me! I love you. 03/27/2012 Pam Ayers Dotty, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. He has suffered but now collects the many rewards from his heavenly father. Pam 03/26/2012

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