Travis M. Calhoun
Travis M. Calhoun was born July 16, 1937 in Relfs Bluff, AR, the 9th of 12 living children of Travis & Alva Calhoun. He grew up farming. He went to college at what is now University of Arkansas at Monticello, obtaining a bachelor's degree in forestry.
He worked for Kirby Lumber Company in Kountze & Silsbee before being transferred to a city-desk job in Houston. He found St. Philip Presbyterian Church and quickly became part of the young singles class where he met his soon to be wife, Doris Jean Tinney. He soon discovered he did not like sitting at a desk.
He went to work at the Tinney family produce company, The Commission House. He later worked at Schoenmann Produce and then First Quality Produce.
Travis was an avid sports fan. His current favorite team was the one(s) his grandkids or great-grandkids were currently on. Otherwise, Arkansas Razorbacks baseball & football, Houston Astros, Houston Oilers, Houston Rockets and the Houston Texans. We watched in person, on TV or listened so we could "talk sports."
After moving to Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, Travis broadened his horizons and came to lovingly be known as "The Puzzlemeister" He could be found daily in the lounge, working on the current of two jigsaw puzzles. "Finish one, start the next one." He was also active and willing to play bridge. Whether the St. Philip Bridge Group, the Ladies Bridge Group (him and seven ladies) or the Men's Bridge Group.
Travis fought a hard battle this year with one medical issue after another. He was exhausted. God took him home June 10, 2021, about 9:30 pm. Be at Peace Dad. We love you!
Travis was preceded in death by his wife Doris Jean and his siblings Harlan Calhoun, Mildred Millen, Shelby Calhoun, Eleanor Lockert, Mary Lou Lawson and Arnell Morgan.
Travis is survived by children John (Raquel) Calhoun and Pam (Frank) Keever; grandchildren Meredith (Kevin) Helm, Travis (Susan) Keever, Tyler (Anné) Keever, Kinsey Brod, and Berklee Brod; great-grandchildren Jack Carbo, Brady Helm, Bennett Helm, Blakely Helm, Ava Keever, Evelyn Keever; siblings Laverne Carter, Anne Woolley, Joye Robertson, Treavor Calhoun, Sue Chambliss; In-laws Karlene Calhoun, Jeanette Wennenweser, Max Wennenweser, Jim Tinney & Phyllis Tinney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as Pallbearers: Mark Tinney, Doug Tinney, Bob Eberling, Chris Hoyle, Joel Irick and Rick Davis.
Honorary Pallbearers: Mark Vollmering, Max Wennenweser and Jim Tinney.
Services will be streamed Saturday, June 19th, at 1pm from St. Philip Presbyterian Church (www.saintphilip.net
). There is limited in person capacity. Please contact the church office (713) 622-4807.
Donations can be made to St. Philip Kids Meals or Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor's Assistance Fund.
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Published by Houston Chronicle on Jun. 13, 2021.