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Richard Calvin Travis

June 3, 1934 ~ July 4, 2011

Richard Calvin Travis, 77, died Monday July 4, 2011 in a local hospital.


He was born in Adrian Michigan, and a resident of Lake Charles, La.


Mr. Travis was owner and operator of Rick's Bait Shop and Rick's Super Wash. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and he also was a professional shrimper and crabber; he also enjoyed oystering and alligator hunting.


Mr. Travis is survived by his loving wife Dorothy Louis Travis; Daughter, Sharon Faye Istre and husband Samuel Jude Istre Sr. of Lake Charles ; Granddaughter Kristina Talbert and husband Chris of Lake Charles; Grandson Samuel J. Istre Jr.; Great Grandson Carson Talbert of Lake Charles; and cousins in Michigan and California.


He was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Dorothia Travis of Adrian, Michigan.


Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home Tuesday from 4 till 8 PM with a Scripture service at 7 PM. Services will be at 10 AM Wednesday July 6, 2011 at Johnson Funeral Home.


In Lieu of flowers Donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20004.


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  1. Ms. Dottie, Sharon, Kristina and Sammie, so sorry to hear about your lost. I know ya'll will miss him so much. Know my prayers are with ya'll.AlwaysKathleen Taylor

  2. Sharon, please know that my prayers are being lifted for you and your family. May Our Lord be with you at this diffcult time. God Bless You All, Jenny DeVillier Powell


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