Travis Lee DeFreese
August 4, 1931 - December 13, 2020
Light a candle Light a candle
Light a Candle
Flowers & Gifts

Arrangements starting at $35

Charity Donations

Make a Memorial Donation

Service
Kilpatrick's Serenity Gardens
8729 Cypress Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-397-3766 | Map
Thursday 12/17
Private Graveside
Charity
Make a Memorial Donation
Donate Now

Travis Lee DeFreese, of Ruston, LA, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 following a long illness. Travis was born August 4, 1931 in West Monroe, Louisiana and attended Claiborne and Crosley Grammar Schools.  In 1950, he graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, as part of the first class to complete 12 grades.  When…

Continue Reading
Becky Crawford left a message on December 16, 2020:
Laura, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a great man and will be missed in the community and at Trinity church.I enjoyed working with him on serval projects at Trinity. Praying for you and your family at this time and during this Holiday season.
Becky Rudisill left a message on December 16, 2020:
Kitty, so sorry about Travis. We lost Dad Dec. 5th of cancer at age 89; approximately 18 mos. to the day that Mom passed in 2019. God bless you and your family.....
Hollis Downs left a message on December 16, 2020:
Cathy and I are saddened by the death of Travis. Tavis is a man of great faith and is with the Lord but his family as well as his multitude of friends will miss him dearly. Few men ever gave more of themselves to their to their church, their community and to their neighbors than did Travis. He was generous with his resources and he was continually asking you and me to be generous with ours as well. Whether it was Trinity UMC or the Dixie or or La Tech University Foundation or numerous other institutions Travis led with insight, integrity and passion all the days of his life. Now he has been received with "Well done my good and faithful servant"! ✝️Blessings to Kitty and all the family. Hollis&Cathy Downs
Brenda Kern left a message on December 16, 2020:
Stephanie and family: just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and your family. I still miss my Dad everyday. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and your family during this difficult time. May he and all the faithful departed Rest In Peace. Again my condolences.
Brenda Kern left a message on December 16, 2020:
Stephanie and family: just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and your family. I still miss my Dad everyday. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and your family during this difficult time. May he and all the faithful departed Rest In Peace. Again my condolences.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Brenda Kern left a message on December 16, 2020:
Stephanie and family: just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and your Stephanie and family:Losing your Dad is hard. I still miss my Dad everyday. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and your family during this difficult time. May he and all the faithful departed Rest In Peace. Again my condolences.
Stephanie Walker left a message on December 15, 2020:
On behalf of my mother, Kitty, we appreciate the heartfelt condolences. Thank you for the memories shared.
Michael Kirby Ramsey left a message on December 15, 2020:
Kitty and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Travis was such a good friend and inherently good person. Ruston is a better place to live because of the good work he did and the advice he gave to the City leaders! He will be missed!!!
Henry Grant left a message on December 15, 2020:
Kitty , my love and condolences go out to you and family. We played on the same basketball team in 1948-50 (Renolyds Const. Co) with Jimmy Grantham, Sonny DeLoach, George DeCuir, Dale Colvin. We even won the City Championship one year. I visited Travis in Murray Hill while working out of Princeton, NJ. God will put Travis to work, and he will be the best at whatever task he's given., Henry Grant
Jarvis and Kim Renfrow left a message on December 14, 2020:
I remember the many hours spent working on the "Class of 1950" reunion. It was a great time with friends and many stories told. Jarvis and I would listen and watch the performances and the funny mishaps that happened. On the night of the performance in front of the crowd of class mates and family, the show was perfection. Travis and Kitty put in so much effort and time as did everyone to make the show a true remembrance for all to share. You will certainly be missed by classmates and the community, but watch over us all and save a place at the table. Continued prayers for your family during this time and may they know you were a true Blessing for all. God Bless.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Show More