Travis Huff was born to the parentage of Mr. Haney Henry and Mrs. Aquilla Huff in Giddings, Texas on February 13, 1930. He attended school in Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas. Travis married the love of his life, Claudine Tyree on December 2, 1957 in Newport News, Virginia.
He entered and served in the United States Army in 1948 at the age of 17 and was honorably discharged in 1971 as a Master Sergeant E-8 after 23 years of service. During his time of defending the country he received citation awards for defense and as a double agent. He thanked God for the opportunity and privilege to “serve in the best man made army on earth”. He was employed by Central Power and Light from 1972 through 1988.
He accepted the call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and received his license on May 23, 2010. He attended Howard Payne University. Travis loved the Lord and was a diligent worker in the church and served as a deacon. For 12 years he shared the gospels with inmates at the McKenzie Annex. He united with Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of Kenny Eiben until his death.
Travis is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Haney Huff, Jr. Travis used the expression that he hoped deceased General Douglas MacArthur was right when he said, “Old Soldiers never die, they just fade away.” Smile, see you on the other side!
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 59 years, Claudine Huff, sister, Ruby McIntyre, brother, Raymond Huff, special niece, Wanda Faye Heslip and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends whose lives he touched. He will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday, June 5, 2017 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.
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