Travis Burnside LUBBOCK-Services for James Travis Burnside will be held at Trinity Church 7002 Canton Tuesday at 11 a.m. with private graveside services to follow. An honor guard from the Lubbock Fire Department will be provided. Friends and family will gather Monday at Sanders Funeral Home 1420 Main, Lubbock, TX, on March 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Travis was born in McKinney, Texas, Feb. 28, 1932. His parents were Maude and Vel Stanley and Poppa and Granny Johnson. He was married to Mary Abercrombie for 47 years. His children include Ed Burnside of Riverside, Calif., Rickey Burnside, now deceased, and wife Carla of Ponder, Texas, Rhonda and Larry Shively of Flower Mound, Texas, Kate and Mike Byerley of Lubbock, and Lee Burnside of Lubbock. Travis also is survived by eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Travis moved to Lubbock in the 40's, graduated from Lubbock High School, and began his career at the Lubbock Fire Dept. in 1953, moving up the ranks to District Chief in 1973. He retired in 1990 with 36 years. During this time he was involved in the Muscular Dystrophy, serving as president in 1978 and 1979, was awarded the Community Service Award from Lubbock Chamber of Commerce in 1976, served on the pension board, and was a member of the International Firefighters Association. Travis also operated Burnside Construction and built custom homes for many different local builders, including Congressman Randy Neugebauer. After retirement, Travis enjoyed fishing and traveling with Mary and their beloved dog Annie.
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Sanders Funeral Home
1420 Main St
Lubbock, TX 79401
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 10, 2014