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Leroy Albert Travis, 69, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away at his home with his family by his side.
Born on December 17, 1947 in Crisfield, Maryland, he was a son of Lula Travers Travis and the late Samuel Travis.
On June 1, 1968 Leroy married the former Sandy Abbott in a ceremony at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cambridge.
In 1969 Leroy joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1974 as a SP5. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Sharpshooter M-14.
Leroy was employed as an electrician at various companies in the local area. His hobbies included carving decoys, fishing, crabbing and hunting with his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman and just enjoyed life. Spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren was the highlight in his life.
Surviving him besides his wife Sandy, is his mother Lula Travis; a son Martin Travis and his fiancé Angie Carrier; grandchildren Corey Travis and wife Megan, Jessica Travis; great grandchildren Emma and Conner Travis, Leila Parks, Rowen and Xander Cox.; brothers Robert and Buddy Travis.; sisters Salli Travis, Betty Pusey, Racheal Wilcox and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his father Samuel Travis were two brothers Richard and Ralph Travis.
Private burial will be held at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions in Leroy's name can be sent to Coastal Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.
To share online condolences with the family, please visit Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
Born: December 17, 1947
Death: August 2, 2017
Posted by: Joe Fitzhugh 08/08/2017 Posted by: Tom Foxwell 08/07/2017 Posted by: LARRY PARKS 08/03/2017 Posted by: George & Christine Ragusa My dear wife and I would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your loved one. All of us have experienced the pain of death in some way sad to say. And, so, at difficult times like this we are confronted with the stark reality of how precious and fragile life can surely be. So, we send this condolence to you with the hope that we can in some small way comfort you as it has comforted us with what the Bible reveals to us about good news from Almighty God. We are in no way trying to impose our faith on you, but sincerely just want to extend comfort to you during your grief (Proverbs 17:17). As recorded in the Bible, God's only-begotten son, Jesus promises that one day he is going to bring back to life all those who have died (John 5:28,29). Just as death is an enemy to us, it is also an enemy to God (1 Corinthians 15:26). For that reason as well as others, He promises to remove forever all the pain, suffering, wickedness, and DEATH that mankind has had to endure for thousands of years (Revelation 21:3-5; Psalm 37:10,11,29). Truly, what a glorious and almost unbelievable day that will be! It's a reality though for God cannot lie (Titus 1:2). It is our hope that you not take our word for what has been written; but that you take a moment to read and meditate on all these referenced scriptures and be comforted by the marvelous hope God has in store for us (Psalm 1:1-3; John 17:3). Our thoughts and prayers are sincerely with all of you. 08/03/2017 Posted by: Rita Shockley Foskey I am so very sorry for your loss, Leroy was such a friendly person 08/03/2017
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