Gene Louis Travis, age 83, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in the warm embrace of his family.
He was born in Vestal, NY on December 28, 1935 the son of Louis Travis and Antonia Hauptfleisch Travis.
Gene worked for many years as a Consultant in the Computer industry.
He served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Navy.
Gene is survived by his beloved wife Diane and sons Michael Travis and his wife Julie of Wrightsville Beach and David Travis of Wilmington. He is also survived by his brother Richard Travis and grandson Jackson Travis. Together with his parents he was predeceased by his brother Norman and sister in law Paula Travis.
The family will gather for a graveside service to be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Temple of Israel Section in the New Jewish Cemetery on Princess Place in Wilmington. Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov officiating.
Gene was quite the creative writer and enjoyed writing poetry. Before his illness, in his free time he loved to run, whether in a charitable event or just for the enjoyment of a good run.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.