Travis Paul Alexander, age 40 of Independence, KS passed away on Wednesday September 8th, 2021. He went to heaven and joined his grandparents, Kenneth and Agnes Alexander, as well as, Paul and Nadine Skillman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church on Thursday, September 16th at 10:00am. Visitation will be Wednesday at Potts Chapel 5-6:30pm. Rosary will be held at the church Wednesday evening at 7pm.
Travis was born on November 13th 1980 in Garnett, KS to Karl and Pam (Skillman) Alexander. He grew up in Garnett, attended Anderson County High School and graduated in 1999. He went to school at Pittsburg State University where he participated in many school clubs and organizations. After attending Pitt State he began working at WIldwood Education center in LaCygne. Travis loved the outdoors and discovered he was a natural born leader during his time at Wildwood camp. Travis returned to Pittsburg where his sisters resided and began working at Crawford County Mental Health. Where he met the love of his life Nina (Mellen) Alexander. They were united in marriage on October 17th 2009. This union was blessed with four children, Josiah (12), Abigail (10) Jeremiah (6) and Izaiah (4). Travis was a selfless man and lived his life for his family, friends and community. During his lifetime he enjoyed participating in community theater, volunteering at his children's school and extracurricular activities, coaching recreational sports and organizing 4'H events. He was an active member of his church where he taught religion classes, led youth groups and served in the Knights of Columbus. He also served as the District Deputy for the Knights. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family where he could always be found planning trips to Silver Dollar City, camping at the lake or singing the tomahawk chalk while rooting on the Kansas City Chiefs. Travis had a love for food and used it as a way to bring comfort and joy to all he loved. His favorite things were baking sugar cookies with his kids, discussing a new recipe with his mother, smoking meat with his father or manning the grill at any event he attended.
While Travis time here on earth was cut short he always lived his life to the fullest. He took on many new adventures with laughter and humor. He was loved by all who knew him and was a shining light to the world as a living example of his faith in God. He was truly blessed and he will be dearly missed by many.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife and four kids of the home, his parents Karl and Pam Alexander of Oskaloosa, Iowa, His sisters Jade (Blake) Rockers and Amber Alexander of Ottawa, KS and many other extended family members he held dear in his heart.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Alexander childrens education fund
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