Koops Funeral Chapel


Douglas James Travis

December 23, 1963March 19, 2021

Douglas James Travis, age 57, of Woodland, Michigan born on December 23, 1963 was welcomed into our Lord and Saviors arms on Friday, March 19, 2021 at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He courageously fought a 4-year battle with Mantle B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We are consoled in knowing Doug is no longer in pain and is whole again. Doug attended Hastings Area Schools and graduated from Hastings High School in 1982. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, father, husband, grandfather, and friend. Doug most loved being called Dad and Opa.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 21 years Deanna, daughters Oakley (Terry) Schneider of Pewamo, Beret Miller (Karsten Price) of Lake Odessa, and Gracie Travis of Woodland. Grand children Hazel, Herman, and Langston. Father Jasper (Sharon) Travis of Hastings, sister, Janice(Brian)VanAman of Hastings, brothers Jerry (Kate) Travis of Bonne Terre, Missouri, and Bryan(Lisa)Travis of Hastings. Nieces and nephews include: Amber, Lindsay, Ashley, BJ, Amelia and Meg. He is also survived by Anita(Jerry)Lyons and dear cousins Rick(Lisa) Cullers and Donald Cullers. The circle of friends that have loved Doug that are most deserving to be included are too numerous to list.

Doug was preceded in death by his mother, Arlita Ann Travis, niece, Amy Lynn VanAman, sister-in-law Gloria Travis, grandparents Cornelious and Viola Cappon and Wilson and Bonnie Travis.

Doug was a devoted family man that enjoyed spending his spare time with his children and grandchildren. He loved to ride his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and the loud pipes could be heard miles away. He also enjoyed spending time on Podunk Lake with the Donovan family prior to moving to a small hobby farm in Freeport. He also spent many hours in the barn having heart to heart talks with his daughters trying to solve the world’s problems. He enjoyed attending Yutzy Auctions with his wife and his dear friends the Trudgeon family. Doug loved his family trips to Alabama to spend the week by the ocean with another dear friend Trudy and her family. He also loved the camping trips to Irons with the Snore family, Cherie, Mary and Neil. Doug proudly attended band concerts, choir concerts, volleyball and track events. He was extremely proud of his girls!

Honoring Doug’s wishes he has donated his body to science with the Anatomical Gift of Life Program at The University of Michigan in hopes of getting closer to a cure for all types of cancers.

A celebration of life and service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 17th at Cedar Creek Bible Church in Delton, Michigan with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Lymphoma Society or Locust Grove Amish Community School.

The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Faith Hospice, especially Annie, Lyndsey, Rita, Dewey and Beth. Dr. Channing Finkbeiner, Dr. Decker and Leslie from Hudsonville Mercy Health also Latha Sree Polavaram MD Hemotology-Oncology. We would also like to thank Flexfab, LLC, Family Dentistry of Caledonia and Medema Endodontics for constantly wrapping their arms around our family since the diagnosis for Doug.

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Christina Price

April 16, 2021

I really liked Doug and I enjoyed being around him. He made you feel comfortable and accepted. I enjoyed talking to him. He had a sweet inclusive spirit about him. He and his smile will be greatly missed. I thank God for Dougs life and also for Gods plan and hope of ressurection through Jesus.
The promise that we will see him again.

Don & Dorothy Charles

April 16, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Gracie, Deanna and family! Wishing you peace and comfort at this difficult time! Don and Dorothy Charles

Traci Wales

April 15, 2021

Many many words to describe Doug...but kind,loving,and compassionate are just a few!I send so much love to ALL of his family and friends,and can only imagine how very difficult this is.He will truly be missed!!So sorry I will miss this Saturday and know my thoughts and prayers are with you all🙏🏽🙏🏽💙💙

Susan Freeman

April 1, 2021

Doug was a very kind man. I remember the day he, I and Don put up signs for the volleyball girls in the worst of weather. He always cheered for Jaizah when she was playing. He loved his girls and grandchildren. Don and him were dear friends even though they didn’t spend much time together. I love Deanna and her family so much. I understand the pain they must feel, but also the release they must also feel that he is at peace. God bless you all as you grieve your loss. Love to you all. Love to you always

William & Connie Stroh

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time~

Aj Veneklasen

March 28, 2021

Doug was a trusted and dedicated employee for many years .
Our condolences go out to the entire family.