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Harold Dean Travis
Hickory, North Carolina
Feb 16, 1934 – Jun 10, 2013 (Age 79)
Harold Dean "Shorty" Travis, 79, of Hickory, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013 at his residence. Born February 16, 1934 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Blanche Hefner and Clifford Travis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deborah Travis. A member of Winkler's Grove Baptist Church, he had worked at Classic Leather and later at Vanguard Furniture. He enjoyed the outdoors, mainly fishing and camping, and enjoyed shooting pool. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Hollander Travis of the home; son, Dennis Travis; daughter, Sharon Travis Edwards; grandsons: Chris Travis, Robbie Travis, Allen Propst, Jeffrey Clark; granddaughter, Windy Bivens; sister, Barbara Travis Detter; 8 great-grandchildren and special friend, Dean Brown. The funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Winkler's Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Faulkenbury and the Rev. Paul Deal officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 – 3:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Winkler's Grove Baptist Church, Senior Citizens Fund, 3320 9th Ave. Dr., NW, Hickory, NC 28601 or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658. Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Harold Dean "Shorty" Travis.