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5/6/2019 10:47:00 AM
Robert D. Travis
November 5, 1943 - May 3, 2019

Robert D. Travis, 75 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:09 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.

He was born on November 5, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Mich. the son of Bert and Jeannette (Bouwkneqt) Kugels Sr. He married Sharon Durbin-Stewart on January 12, 2011 in Taylorville, Ill. Robert mowed for the Taylorville golf course, was the owner of Taylorville Taxi and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife: Sharon Travis of Taylorville, Ill.; sons: Steve (Celia) Walker of Litchfield, Ill.; Brian Kugels and companion Erin Evans of Nokomis, Ill.; Mark Stewart of Taylorville, Ill.; daughters: Gail (John) Cox of Pana, Ill.; Amanda Stewart and fiancé Blake Simmons of Taylorville, Ill.; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Gary Dean Travis and brother: Bert Kugels.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorial Service will follow the visitation starting at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Eric Stilwell officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our on-line guest book at

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