Travis King

December 9, 1984July 22, 2022
Obituary of Travis King
Travis King, age 37, passed away in his home in Richardson, Texas on Friday, July 22, 2022. Travis was born to Terry and Claudia King on December 9, 1984, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Travis was raised in North Dallas and attended Jesuit College Preparatory School until 2004. He became an Eagle Scout at the age of 18 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Emerging Media and Communications from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2014. Travis worked for World Parts Direct in Garland as an automotive sales agent since 2019. He married Currin Jane Walvoord on November 11, 2011. The couple lived in Richardson and had three children together. Travis was a man of many extraordinary talents. He was an avid gardener, a master bacon and egg fryer, a skilled hunter, an amazing dancer, and singer with full octave range. In 2018, he was awarded a purple belt in American Karate and could memorize an entire kata in less than a day. Travis played piano and guitar by ear and could spin heavy metal records with house vinyl or Journey songs. He could recall any song lyric or movie quote, and place any tune he heard in an instant. He loved all types of games, from cards to MarioKart to “I Spy,” and he especially loved playing with his children, wife, and extended family. Travis was a collector of many things: 80’s action figures like Silverhawks, Thundercats, and Visionaries; Conan, Deadpool, Punisher, and Wolverine comics; vintage books; heavy metal stickers, and only the finest Tennessee whiskeys and Kentucky straight bourbons he could find. Above all his many passions was Travis’ love of quality time with his friends and family. He will always be remembered as a loving friend, rambunctious brother, devoted son, loyal husband, and dedicated father. If you asked Travis about his greatest achievement, it was not his many talents, or even his infectious humor or distinctive style. His greatest accomplishment was his family and their love for God and each other. He was a devout Catholic who found deep fulfillment in praying nightly and before meals with his children, taking Holy Communion, and participating in Mass. He adored his three precious children and his “green-eyed blondie-locks” wife whom he loved so dearly. Travis is preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert “Bob” King, Thomas and Mickey Moser. Travis is survived by his wife, Currin (Walvoord) King, son, John Ryan “J.R.”, daughters, Roslyn and Akira; parents, Claudia (Moser) and Terry; eldest sister Ann Marie Spillman (David), niece and goddaughter, Madeline Jenkins, twin niece and nephew, Savannah and Wyatt; younger brother Ryan (Meg), nieces, Caddis and Elli, nephew, Revere; beloved grandmother Barbara King Hart (Bob), as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Catholic funeral service for Travis will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd, Dallas, Texas 75244, preceded by Visitation from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Narthex and followed by a reception at the home of his mother, Claudia King, at 3752 Shady Hill Drive, Dallas, Texas 75229. A graveside, interment service will occur Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Cumby Cemetery in Cumby, TX. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to The Children of Travis King Relief Fund via Venmo @currinjane, or follow the link below to donate to New Friends New Life on his behalf: The Children of Travis King Relief Fund, Venmo @currinjane Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the King family may be shared at

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Friday, July 29, 2022


Friday, July 29, 2022

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

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