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8/15/2020 4:14:00 PM
Tony A. Travis
December 20, 1940 - August 13, 2020

NEWTON, N.C. - Tony A. Travis, 79, of Newton went to his Heavenly home Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2:05 p.m.

Born December 20, 1940 he was the son of the late Hershel Eugene Travis and Florence Lail Travis Deese.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Linda Smyre Travis of the home.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his oldest son Scott Anthony Travis.

Tony worked in the furniture industry all of his career, starting at the lowest position and advancing to plant manager of several companies including Thomasville Industries.

Tony was proud of his hobbies; building large size model airplanes and ships that he gave to children, grandchildren, brothers and friends. When not building his ships, he loved reading.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Keith Eugene Travis and wife Charity, Deanna Travis Moody and husband Tom, Jennifer Lynn Travis of the home, daughter-in-law Cynthia Sain Travis; grandchildren Jessica Moody King and husband Logan, Chris Moody and wife Kristen, Justin Travis and fiancé Eva Brown, Spencer Travis and fiancé Kallie Allen, Charlie Moody, Jenna Moody, and Sydney Travis; great-grandchildren Cooper Sherrill, Paxton Travis, Carson King, Mira Moody; brothers Gary Travis and wife Diane of Shelby, Randy Travis and wife Margaret, stepbrother Terry Deese and stepsister Treva Hagar and husband Pete.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover with Dr. Ed Yount officiating.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring of Newton for the excellent care they gave to Tony during his declining health at 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or Woodlawn Baptist Church, PO Box 609, Conover, NC 28613.

Please sign the online guestbook at

Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Travis family.

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