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Victor Travis


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Victor Travis Obituary
TRAVIS Victor "Vic" Wayne, 63, husband of Barbara Ivey Travis, died Saturday, May 30, 2015. He was born August 25, 1951 in Lexington, Kentucky to John William and Virginia Katherine Thomas Travis. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Travis; three daughters, Ashley (Jeff) Orberson, Katie (Sean Garner) Travis and Tyler (Slade) Halvaksz; five grandchildren, Will Orberson, Carter Orberson, Jack Orberson, Benjamin Halvaksz and Jordan Garner; sister, Lawanna Travis. He was preceded in death by his parents, John William and Virginia Katherine Thomas Travis, and sister, Wanda Peele. In 1970, while a member of the Lafayette Generals baseball team, Vic pitched 18 2/3 innings in a 22 inning State tournament game against Madisonville. He gave up only 9 hits and 5 earned runs. When asked if he wanted to come out the answer was, "No!" "How's your arm?" someone asked. He replied, "What arm?" After a successful high school and college baseball career, Vic attended the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School. He was assigned to the Appalachian, Carolina, Southern and International leagues. After leaving professional baseball, he continued his umpiring career in the OVC, SEC and Sunbelt Conferences. Visitation will be from 4 - 8pm Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Southland Christian Church on Harrodsburg Rd. Funeral service will be 11am Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Southland Christian Church, Harrodsburg Rd. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery. www.clarklegacycenter.com
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on June 2, 2015
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