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Travis Flatt

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Travis Flatt Obituary
Flatt, Travis Duell

Travis Duell Flatt, surrounded by his family, went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Travis was born in Mount Pleasant, TX on July 19, 1919. He was raised on a cotton and peanut farm near De Leon, TX. He knew hard work and dedication to family Christian values during those Depression Era Days. Early he learned a love for Radio Electronics and graduated from Port Arthur College as a Radio Engineer. He worked his way through college and took a job with the Texas Broadcasting System, and was the Engineer that built KBST, KBWD and KHOB. He met and married his wife Eunice Harrison. They were married on November 11, 1939 and have been married for 77 years.

He proudly served in the United States Navy in World War II and was wounded at the Battle of Okinawa. He retired in 1976 with 37 years Federal Service with the Navy Department, The Civil Aeronautics Administration and the US Weather Bureau.

He was a Master Gardener and shared these skills with many. He was active in his church and was an Amateur Radio "Ham." W5IXQ was his radio call sign. He was a strong Christian and active in many churches.

He leaves his wife, Eunice Harrison Flatt; two sons, Ronald D. Flatt and daughter-in-law, Marie of Mertzon, TX, and Carl Dean Flatt and daughter-in-law, Ann of Midland Texas; and he leaves behind five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Jerry O. Flatt.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 9:00-10:00 a.m., at Sandia Baptist Church, with Funeral Services to follow at 10:00 a.m., with Garland Peek officiating. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Dayton King, Jim Weir, Ron Sartain, Paul Losinski, Jim Porter and Bill Kendrick. Please visit our online guestbook for Travis at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 15, 2016
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