Jack M. Travis

September 19, 1942May 2, 2013

Jack Monroe Travis, 70, passed away on May 2, 2013, peacefully in his home in Wilmington, NC.

He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on September 19, 1942, the son of Robert E. Travis and Margaret Bohigian Travis.

He attended Jackson High School in Miami, Florida where he played football and ran track. Following graduation, Jack was recruited by Colorado State University to play collegiate football. He transferred to Lakeland College for academic purposes and continued to play football as a linebacker and guard. When it came to football, he had incredible speed making him unstoppable as very few could keep up. His social life included being Homecoming King, on Winter Carnival Court, and a member of Mu Lambda Sigma Fraternity. Upon his graduation in 1968, he become a pharmaceutical sales representative and advanced all the way to become the National Sales Manager. Eventually, he went on to start his own company. He raised his family in Wake Forest, NC where he was an active member of the Rotary Club and the July 4th Committee. He had a love for history and a compelling interest in the Civil War. As a hobby he did Civil War reenacting and started “Longstreet Corps” artillery battery.

In his retired life, he authored two non-fiction books, “Men of God, Angels of Death” and “Rebel Gunner”. He gave presentations to numerous historical groups throughout the Southeast and served on the Board of Directors for the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society and the Federal Point Historical Society.

Jack is survived by daughter Jessica, son Jarret, son Marc and his mother. He will be greatly missed and remembered by the many people he touched throughout his life.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 5:30pm-6:30pm followed by a Trisagion (Prayer) at 6:30pm at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 608 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403, (910) 392-4444

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Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida at Mandarin Cemetery through Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, (904) 288-0025.


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Hank Herdt

March 28, 2014

I met Jack in 1968 at Lakeland as a freshman. We both played football together. Jack played center linebacker and I was on the offensive line, center. Jack was my big brother in Mu Lambda Sigma fraternity and our pledge master. During this time we developed a friendship. While pledging it was my job to report on center Civil War battles strategies to him once a week. To this day I have and maintained an interest in this historical time in our history. We would always debate pros and con of each battle. I would represent the North and of course Jack would represent the South.
After college Jack and I met again in Miami Florida and roomed together for a year. After my marriage we drifted apart but he was never forgotten. He was a good friend and mentor. He will be missed.

Laura Daehlin

June 27, 2013

I could never say how important Mr. Travis was to my life, my friend, my boss, my manager and my spiritual advisor. No words.

Terry Shelton

May 7, 2013

I had not gotten to see Jack in many years, but he was always a gentlemen and a friend. I am sorry to hear about his passing and I will remember his family in my prayers.

I know Longstreet's Corps joins me in wishing the family our heart felt sympathy.

Terry Shelton
Longstreet's Corps

Rodney Williams

May 7, 2013

On behalf of the entire membership of the Confederate Officers of North Carolina Society, Military Order of the Stars & Bars, we extend our sympathy to the Travis Family. Jack was a long time member of the MOSB and served several high level offices on the State and National level over the years. He was a Charter Member of the new MOSB Chapter in Wilmington that just chartered last month. He will be greatly missed by the N.C. Society, MOSB.

Rodney Williams
Past NC Society Commander

May 7, 2013

My sympathy and prayers to all of Jack's family. We recently had our 50th high school reunion last June in 2012 and we were all able to visit with Jack, which was a blessing. Jack was a dear and close friend and we shared many memories together over the years. He will be missed by many but his
memory will remain with me forever. May God provide the peace and
love to his children and the comfort knowing your Dad was loved by many.

Pattie Pringle Parker (Charlotte, N.C.)

Frances Nichols

May 7, 2013

On behalf of Cape Fear Chapter 3, United Daughters of the Confederacy, we were inspired and in awe of Jack and his works and we are thankful for the wonderful knowledge he shared with us.

Judy Ward Cape Fear Chapter 3 UDC

May 7, 2013

I would like to express my sympathy to the Travis family. His passion for life and history will always be remembered. He will be greatly missed. We will never forget his contributions and his encouragement to pursue our own heritage.

Cape Fear 3 United Daughters of the Confederacy

May 6, 2013

Cape Fear Chapter 3-United Daughters of the Confederacy, wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Jack Travis. He was always there for us when we needed him to speak to a group, and share with them his knowledge of the War Between the States or Confederate artillery. We will miss you Jack.

Lee and Mike Reynolds

May 6, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Jack will be missed by many including the ladies of the Blockade Runner Chapter 2428 UDC.

George Davis Camp 5 SCV

May 6, 2013

George Davis Camp 5, Sons of Confederate Veterans, would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Travis family. The camp has enjoyed many great times with Jack over the years. He will be missed more than you ever know.