Travis A. Elliott, age 49, of Laurelville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 12, 2015, at home.
Born on May 8, 1966, in Washington Court House, he was the youngest child born to Dale V. and Mary Jane (Denning) Elliott of Circleville. His younger years were spent in Claremont, Minnesota, and a place which forever remained special.
By a chance meeting, he met Cynthia Osborn, and after a five-year courtship, they were married in 2011. Gratefully they were able to pack much in their short years together and shared a life full of adventure. With no regrets, he considered his wife the “girl of his dreams.” Although a country boy at heart, he always remained a true gentleman.
For 24 years, he worked with Conagra Foods/Ralston Foods Inc. of Lancaster and was currently working with Darfus Realty and the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank in Logan, as well as a self-employed auctioneer.
Never shy, Travis possessed an adventurous spirit and enjoyed hiking and kayaking with his wife. He also had a passion for antiquing and attending flea markets looking for treasures.
The consummate jokester, he enjoyed karaoke and was gifted with song and playing the harmonica. Travis was kind-hearted, talkative in nature and a true people person. Never a stranger known, he always had a story to share.
He was a member of the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter and a lover of canines and animals. He kept journals of his life and the adventures with his dogs, attesting to his gentle spirit.
He leaves a legacy as he lived his life, a true friend to the end.
Those left to cherish his memory include his parents; wife, Cindy; sisters, Bridget Elliott of Chicago, Illinois, and Melissa VanCamp of Charleston, South Carolina; nieces and nephews, Evan Darst (Angii Ngyuen), Adrian Darst, Amelia and Marceil VanCamp; great-niece, Mirah Ngyuen-Darst; the extended Osborn family; and loyal canines, Laurel, Libby and Rudy.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Vernon and Bart Elliott.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Wellman Funeral Home, 16451 St. Rt. 56, Laurelville, Ohio 43135, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2015. Burial will follow in the Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery in Circleville.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder Funeral Homes.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Hocking County, 36069 Hocking Dr.; or Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter, 42 E. Main St., both of Logan, Ohio 43138.
To share a memory or condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal