Fort Campbell /Marshall – Sergeant First Class Brice Joseph Travis US Army Ranger, age 34, of Marshall passed away September 17, 2018 in Oak Grove, Kentucky.
Brice was born on March 20, 1984 in Battle Creek, MI to Terri (Mann) Travis and William Travis.
Brice married Jennifer (Silvers) Travis in Battle Creek on January 23, 2007. Brice was a devoted husband, father and soldier. He is survived by his wife Jennifer and his three children; his sons Brayden and Shawn, and his daughter Nola; his mother Terri Blodgett (Dave), father Bill Travis (Buffi), sisters Sarah Travis and Alexis Travis, brothers Eric Travis and David Travis, grandmothers Martha Travis and Sharon Mann. Brice is preceded in death by his grandfathers Raymond E. Mann and Mori Travis, Uncle Bill E. Mann, multiple brothers-in-arms, and friends gone too soon.
SFC Brice J. Travis was an outstanding man, soldier and friend. He stepped forward to serve his country when he enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 21, 2006. He completed the following military schools: Airborne Ranger, Air Assault, Sniper, Ranger School, Recon/Surveillance, Combatant School I, II, and IV, Combat Lifesaver, Primary Leadership School and Senior Leadership School.
He was the kind of person you wanted to be around and looked up to. He was a respected leader not only to his family, but to his Brothers-in-Arms and his friends. He fought for his country fearlessly and he had the brains, brawn, and medals to prove it. Brice was awarded multiple medals and awards which included, The Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal with Valor, for his actions in combat throughout his four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Also the Expert Infantry Badge, a total of 6 Army Commendation Medals and 3 Army Achievement Medals.
Brice was an amazing father, husband, uncle, brother, and son who loved to spend time with his family camping, fishing, and bowling. He loved showing his three kids all of the amazing things he could do from cooking, to building anything you needed or wanted, he was a Jack-of-all-trades. Brice loved to shoot, hunt, golf, ride dirt bikes and motorcycles of any kind, and spend quality time with friends. He was an active man who always wanted to help others. Another one of his passions was tree cutting. During his time in the Army, he would take odd jobs just to help someone in need. Brice had an infectious laugh that could be heard for miles. He will be missed dearly and treasured always by the ones who love him.
Go easy Ghost 1, Rest in paradise RANGER, We Love You Over The Moon!
Visitation will take place at the Marshall Chapel Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US HWY 27 North, Marshall on Thursday September 27, 2018 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm.
A funeral service will be held at Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services on Friday morning September 28, 2018 at 10:30AM.
Brice will be laid to rest at Fort Custer National Cemetery following the service at 12:30PM.
A remembrance gathering will be held at the Marshall Moose Lodge 676, 1238 South Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall MI from 2-5pm.
Family and Friends can contribute food to the Moose Lodge. Contact the Lodge at (269) 781-8862.
A memorial contribution can be made in honor of SFC Brice J. Travis to the ‘Til Valhalla Project (www.tilvalhallaproject.com
) and/or A Soldier’s Child Foundation (www.asoldierschild.org
To leave the family a personal message visit www.kempffh.com