Ronald Edward Travis
Ronald Edward Travis
  • December 5, 1949 - June 29, 2016
  • Front Royal, Virginia

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Ronald Travis was born December 5, 1949, and was called home to be with the Lord on June 29, 2016. Ronald was the son of the late Barbara Holly and Herbert Travis. Leaving behind to cherish his memory is the love of his life Rosetta Jordan; two sons, Ronald Jordan (Kim) of Winchester and Waverly Jordan (Lucinda) of Front Royal; two brothers, Robert Travis (Wannetta) of Harrisburg, PA, and preceding him in death, Warren Travis (Cynthia) of Annapolis, MD. Three sisters, Deborah Jones of Baltimore, MD, Lockett Franklin of Richmond and Lynn Simms of Cumberland, MD. Three grandchildren, Stephan Jordan and Antoine Jordan of Washington, DC, and Abigail Jordan of Franklin, IL; and one great-granddaughter Aubrei Jordan also of Franklin, IL, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

Ronald Travis was well known by his nick name "Shag". He was born and lived in Front Royal all his life. He worked at Costco for over 25 years. He was a very dedicated employee and earned the name of "Mr. Costco", the unofficial face of Costco. Shag was a friendly person and loved greeting people and putting smiley faces on the receipts. He loved his job, co-workers and interacting with customers. He never missed a day from work and wouldn't think of ever being late.

The horses and playing the lottery was his enjoyment, even though he was a family man. He loved his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He would get excited when preparing for them to visit. He especially enjoyed spending time with his brother Bobby.

Shag was a well rounded person. It didn't matter if he knew you or not, he was always there to lend a helping hand. he would mow his grass, the neighbor's grass, and cut his friend's grass. Let's not forget how he loved Liz's potato salad, chitterlings and more potato salad. You never saw him angry, for he kept a smile and a chuckle. No matter what you were going through, Shag would say, "it will work out". He loved his Aunt Mildred so much. When she dyed her hair, he would dye his hair too. He also loved his cousin Lisa. He was not only her cousin, but big brother. Shag lived his life to the fullest, always wanting to take care of someone before himself.

Shag, we love you and there aren't enough words to express how much we will miss you, but we take comfort in knowing that we will see you again. Many people come into our lives, but there will never be another Shag.