Rev. Dr. Rodney H. Travis, 69, of Hopkinsville, KY died at 9:44 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by family and loved ones after a valiant 12 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mexico Baptist Church Cemetery in Mexico, KY. Visitation will be Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.
A native of Marion, Kentucky he was born August 26, 1945 the son of Catherine Travis of Hopkinsville and the late Haskall Travis. He graduated from Georgetown College, received his Master’s from Southern Seminary, and his Doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He served as an esteemed pastor for 42 years and was President of the Missouri Baptist Convention in 1994. He pastored churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri. He remained a member of First Baptist Church Hopkinsville and was named Pastor Emeritus following his retirement.
He was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsman. He was a lover of life, his family, friends, and the people he served. His faith in Christ sustained him for his life and every challenge he faced.
Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife: Sue Tabor Travis; his daughters: Shawn Travis of Elizabethtown, KY and Tiffany Travis Sexton of Nashville, TN; and his three granddaughters: Addie, Olivia, and Emily Sexton all of Nashville, TN.
Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church 1400 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.