Travis H. Broocks
Travis H. Broocks passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 21, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Columbus, after a brief illness. He was known in the community as a kind and gentle man who was quick to laugh and always eager to lend a hand. He was a decorated veteran, member of the VFW, and former Master Mason.
Travis was born on November 11, 1931 to Frank and Carrie (Robinette) Broocks and raised in Anding, Mississippi. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and then in the US Air Force, serving multiple tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant and returned to Columbus to work in the real estate industry. Travis worked in the oil and gas industry in Metairie, LA before retiring and returning to Columbus.
Travis is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Knight (Bruce) of Parker, PA and Patricia Evans (Ian Turner) of Port Townsend, WA; five grandchildren (Shannon Slate Matson (Ryan), Taylor W. Slate, Taylor A. Evans (Laura), Jennifer A. Rosewood (Ronald), and Colin M. Evans), four great-grandchildren (Sean Matson, Kellen Matson, Michaela Evans, and Violet Evans), and legions of nephews, nieces, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Taylor Evans, Whit Slate, Bruce Knight, Ryan Matson, Frank Ferguson, PeeWee Jurgain, LC McGee, Tommy Broocks, and William Broocks.
Visitation is at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Mississippi on November 1 from 12-2 p.m., followed by a brief service in their chapel. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that a donation be made in Travis’ name with the Columbus-Lowndes County Humane Society 50 Airline Rd, Columbus, MS 39702. Special thank you to Garden Hills of Columbus and especially Brandy Delaney for their kind and compassionate care of Travis in the last year of his life.