Travis J. Tadlock
Funeral services for Travis J. Tadlock, of Brookhaven, are Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Brookhaven with burial at Providence Lutheran Church Cemetery in Burns. Bro. Greg Warnock will be officiating the services. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Mr. Travis, 96, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at The Aspen Assisted Living. He was born Jan. 14, 1922, in Lorena, to O.T. and Maebell Tadlock. He was a believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, raising his family in Christian values and beliefs. He loved the body of Christ and ministered to others as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and served on various committees of First Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking. In his later years he discovered painting with acrylics.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a pharmacist’s mate first class during World War II. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in agronomy from Mississippi State University. He served as the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension county agent, was a founding member of the Lincoln County Livestock Association, former president of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, a Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation district commissioner, AVIS tree farmer and also served with the Pearl River Valley Water Development District.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Melba Caughman Tadlock; son, James Michael Tadlock; sister, Willoudean Tadlock Young; and brother, Willie G. Tadlock.
Survivors are his brother, James A. Tadlock and wife, Mignonne, of Perkins, Oklahoma; sons, Sidney L. Tadlock and wife, Patty, of Brookhaven, and Tommy G. Tadlock and wife, Felicia, of Brookhaven; daughter, Susan Tadlock Williams and partner, Paul Knight, of Walla Walla, Washington; grandchildren, Michael Tadlock and wife, Courtney, Rob Tadlock and wife, Annaclaire, Stacie T. Yount and husband, Bart, Kelly T. Brown and husband, Todd, and Anna T. Buys and husband, Stephen; great-grandchildren, Ben Chandler, Tucker Brown, Ansley Brown, Owen Yount, Sydney Yount, Silas Buys and Emmie Grace Tadlock (arriving in October); and a host of family and friends.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of The Aspen Assisted Living of Brookhaven for their loving care shown to Dad. They would also like to thank the staffs of The Beehive of Brookhaven and The Blake of Flowood.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Tadlock’s name may be made to First Baptist, Brookhaven’s Building Fund.
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