George Travis

December 12, 1931 - May 11, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date:

A private burial will be held at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale.

George Travis passed away the morning of May 11, 2019, he was 87. He was born in Sanford, Maine, the son of Joseph E. and Laura A. (Porell) Travis. His beloved wife Julia passed March 21, 2009. George is survived by his daughter Diane Laitres and husband Robert, his two sons, Michael Travis and wife Kathy and Glenn Travis and wife Beth. George was blessed to have his children live close by him in Shapleigh. He has eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great grandchildren due in November. He is also survived by a brother, Carleton Travis of Sanford and many nieces and nephews.  George’s brothers, Elywn and Edward Travis along with his sister Eleanor are deceased.

George lived a full life and was very independent, lived in his own home and still drove his car right up until 3 weeks before he died. He loved NASCAR racing, camping and spent a lot of memorable times with his family. He was a history buff, avid reader and had a great memory for dates and world events.

After High School, George joined the Army and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW and AMVETS.

George had many professions during his life, he was a mechanic, carpenter, drove tractor trailer truck, was a welder for many years, owned and operated At Last Crafts with his wife and had his own trucking business. But the job he was most proud of was when he worked for the Manpower Agency, he was able to help many young people learn trades and find stable jobs.

There will be a private burial at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale.

George will be placed in the Niche Wall along with his wife Julia. Both will be missed…

The family wishes to thank Autumn Green for their help and kindness. Also, many thanks to Gosnell House for their compassionate care of George during the short time he was with them.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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