Lloyd Travis, 96, Sugarcreek

Lloyd A. Travis, 96, Sugarcreek, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Walnut Hills Retirement Home, after a period of declining health.

He was born May 30, 1916, in Sugarcreek to the late Albert E. and Hazel Mae (Zahner) Travis, and was married to Carrie (Mutschelknaus) Travis for 53 years. She passed away in August 1991. He later was married to Velma (Sensel) Travis, who passed away in July 2007.

Lloyd was a dairy farmer in the New Cumberland area and an employee at Fairfield Brick Co. for many years. He retired from the Warner & Swasey (Gradall) Co. in New Philadelphia.

He was a member of First United Church of Christ in Sugarcreek, Village Shade Tree Committee, Green Valley Ruritan Club in Sherrodsville, and was a life member of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers.

Surviving are daughters Nancy (Thomas) McQueen of New Philadelphia, Norma Jean (David) Shutt of Sugarcreek and Carol (Thomas) Dannis of Westerville; a son, Keith (Chris) Travis of Sugarcreek; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a special friend, Carl Beamer of Dover; and stepsons Robert (Trudy) Sensel and William (Glenda) Sensel, both of Sherrodsville.

In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul, Doran and Robert; two grandchildren; and a stepdaughter, Dana.

Services were Friday, Nov. 9, at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, with the Revs. Eric Rummel and Welton Stein officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ, 526 W. Main St., Sugarcreek 44681; or Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia 44663.

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