GASTONIA- Travis Jeffery Davis, 8, of 4408 Stoney Oaks Drive, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family and friends at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte. A native of Cleveland County, he was born Jan. 14, 2005, son of Casey and Ashley Melton, and Chris Davis and fiancée Jacque Alexander.
He was a strong, outgoing little country boy who loved life to the fullest and lived each day if it were his last. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mudding, and anything outdoors. He had an amazing personality and put up a long and a hard fight until God said it was enough and brought him home. He made his entire family proud of him, and during this illness his family only grew. Through his Facebook page, "Prayers for Travis," he touched people as far as Australia with his life's story; he was truly a remarkable young man and we all love you little buddy.
He is preceded in death by his uncle in whom he was named after, Travis Causby, whose life ended too soon at the age of 17.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his baby sister who was his sidekick through his life journey, Trinity Davis of the home; step-sister, Shaleigh Roberts; maternal grandmother, Tammy Ruyle of Denver; grandparents, Kirby and Diane Davis of Kings Mountain, David and Sandy Staley of Gastonia, Pat "Padre" and Alana Melton of Kings Mountain, and Kenny and Geraldine Alexander; great-grandparents, Bob and Judy Causby of Kings Mountain, James and Ruby Deboyd of Yulee, Fla., and Elise Poole of Moultrie, Ga.; uncles and aunts, Jeff Causby and Kristie Bailes, Chris "Goob" Morgan and Tasha Locklear, Dale and Renee McKenzie, George Collins and Cassandra Brooks, Andy and Brittany Davis, Josh and Jennifer Melton, and uncle Taylor Melton; great-uncle and aunt, Marty and Shawn Lockridge; and his best friend and buddy Cameron Petti.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Kings Mountain
Officiated By: Pastor Greg Neely
Burial: Will immediately follow in the Causby Family Cemetery in Kings Mountain.
Funeral Home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made payable to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain to assist in final expenses, 303 Phifer Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, 704-739-2425.
Online Condolences: www.claybarnette.com