Travis Phillip Jones, 89, of Floydada, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021.
He was a loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, Cousin, Uncle, and friend of many.
A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m., Monday, January 11, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada.
Interment followed the service at the Floyd County Memorial Park.
A visitation was held at the First Baptist Church in Floydada on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.
Travis was born to Phillip Tate Jones and Maggie Mae Graves on April 14, 1931 in the Baker Community of Floyd County.
He grew up in Dougherty, Texas on a small family farm where he found a love of ranching and raising cattle. He enjoyed many memories on the farm with his brother, Bill, especially shooting .22s and riding horses.
Travis graduated from Floydada High School in 1948 and West Texas State College in 1952. Then he married his high school sweetheart, Gladys Roberts, on August 28, 1952. Soon after he was drafted to the United States Army and served for two years.
After serving our country, Travis returned home to Floydada where he and Gladys started their own farming and ranching operation, which Travis enjoyed managing for many years.
He and Gladys had three sons, Joe, Jay and Jon, and fostered two others, Nathan Johnson and Derrell Monday.
With a house full of boys, Travis quickly learned he could not keep enough milk in the fridge and never missed one of the boys’ events. He coached the boys in baseball, raised show steers, and taught them the value of a hard day’s work.
A life-long member of the Floydada community, Travis was passionate about serving his neighbor. He served on the Floydada ISD School Board and was a member of the Floydada Masonic Lodge #712, Floyd County Pioneer Association, and First Baptist Church in Floydada. He was named Co-Citizen of the Year in 2019.
Travis was known for his quick charm and never met a stranger. He had a deep love of country music and dancing, especially at Jody Nix concerts, where he made many friends from across the country. He hardly ever missed the National Finals Rodeo and owned horses his entire life. Travis loved traveling and pack trips to Colorado, where he made many memories with his family. He kept Willie’s Roadhouse and The Western Channel on repeat and was always up for a game of dominoes, a round of golf, or finding the next painting to add to his impressive Kenneth Wyatt collection.
Travis is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Gladys, his wife of 8 years, Sue, his sister, Nancy Carrol, and grandchild, Tate Jones.
He is survived by his brother, R.W. “Bill” Jones of Amarillo, Texas; sons, Joe Jones and wife, Anne of Junction, Texas, Jay Jones and wife, Laurel of Shallowater, Texas, Jon Jones and wife, Brenda of Floydada, Texas, Nathan Johnson and wife, Connie of South Plains, Texas and Derrell Monday and wife, Jana of Vernon, Texas, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and his favorite dancing partner, Paulette Robinson of Ralls, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Floydada Senior Citizens in memory of Travis.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.