2014-03-13 / Obituaries

Travis Edward McPhaul

February 13, 1928 - March 4, 2014

Travis was born February 13, 1928 in McDade, Bastrop County, Texas, to Gaston and Grace McPhaul.

Travis was devoted to his family, his church, the Masonic Lodge, and veterans’ activities. His military service in the U.S. Army as a parachutist and with the occupation troops in Japan was a source of pride.

Travis made everyone with whom he came in contact feel welcome and important; many people came to him for advice, support, and for a share of the wisdom he had gathered and displayed throughout his life.

To the grandchildren, he was known as “Pop”, and nothing pleased him more than telling them stories or letting them drive him around the pasture in his old truck.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixtyfour years, Dorothy Wuneburger McPhaul.

Travis is survived by sons Scott and Wayne McPhaul, daughter Sharon Alston, grandchildren Zach Alston, Micah Alston, Brittany Crosson, Will McPhaul, Kelly Winfield, Tanner McPhaul, Colton McPhaul, great-grandchildren Rowdy Crosson and Reilly Alston, and sisters Iris Hayes and Mary Jo Park, as well as a host of other family members and friends.

A Celebration of Travis’ Life was held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 8, 2014, Knobbs Springs Baptist Church near McDade, Texas, Rev. Geary McManus presiding. Masonic graveside services with Military honors followed at the McDade Cemetery

Travis Edward McPhaul, age 85, of Lexington, Texas, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his home.

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