BEECHMONT – James “Howard” Travis, 95, of Beechmont, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Creekwood Place in Russellville. Born May 24, 1926, in Muhlenberg County. He was a retired coal miner with Peabody Coal Co., Sinclair Coal Mines, a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II, and a member of Browder General Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nealie and Lillie Mae Travis; first wife, Reatha Travis; step-daughters, Sharon Cummings and June Culbertson; sisters, Myrtle Mercer, Lorene Phillips, and Geneva Travis; and step-grandson, Ethan Clark.
Survivors include his wife, Belle Reynolds Travis; sons, Marris Travis of Browder, Neal Travis of Belton, Mickey Travis of Bremen, Roger Travis of Beechmont, and Terry Travis of Beechmont; step-son, Buddy Cartwright of Brandenburg; daughter, Linda Taylor of Beechmont; step-daughter, Glenda Ferguson of Louisville; numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the family requests that family only attend the visitation and funeral service. All those in attendance are required to wear face masks. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home, with Bro. Mickey Travis officiating, assisted by Bro. Tom Carroll. Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday after 8:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhome.com.