In Trinity, Texas on August 7, 1941, marked the birth of Travis Whitfield. He would become a man who would influence his family and friends. His parents, Samuel Whitfield and Ola Davis entrusted his care and rearing to Thom and Morciel Bradic. Being raised in a Christian home; he was taught the golden rules, manners, values and a strong work ethic. He gained his secondary education through Lincoln High School; where he graduated with the class of 1960.
After high school he further his collegiate endeavors the historic Wiley College and Texas Southern University. Wanting to service his Country, Travis enlisted in the United States Navy. He was stationed in Pensacola, Florida giving valiant service until he received his Honorable Discharge. Having equipped himself with the necessary tools, he entered the work arena through Union Carbide. For over three decades he gave diligent service until his retirement.
Travis was united in holy matrimony with the love of his life, Weaser Jo Williams on November 20, 1982. This union blended two daughters, Sakeena and Syeeda; whom he loved as his own. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends. Many people will remember when he would drive his 280Z and trucks like he was on a racetrack! He also enjoyed a good hamburger and watching the Price is Right. His friendly persona endeared him to many. He was a Houston Texan fan and he represented them whether they were winning or losing; he was a true fan. He received great pleasure in bantering his Dallas Cowboys friends during football season.
Our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend Travis loved life and lived his life to its fullest. His presence with us will greatly be missed by family and friends alike, but we will cherish every memory made with him. He departed this life on January 2, 2020 He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Whitfield and Ola Davis; God parents, Thom and Morciel Bradic; uncle, Clifton Davis, Sr.; son in law, Joseph Johnson and other love ones.
He leaves to celebrate his love and legacy his beloved family, wife of 37 years, Weaser Whitfield, daughters, Sakeena Mickens and Syeeda Martin; siblings, Joyce Jefferson, JoAnn Aldridge, Karen Whitfield, Ronnie Sims and Kennard Whitfield; grandchildren, Correal Mickens and Korinne Johnson; great-grandchildren, Jadyn Mickens, Gianni Johnson and Brooklyn Brazier; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws and friends.
There will be a public visitation held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11am with a chapel service to begin at 1pm. Services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home located at 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591.