Charles Dicky Travis

  • Born: September 23, 1936
  • Died: January 27, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Charles Dicky Travis, native Texan and lifetime outdoorsman joined his Savior on January 27, 2019 at the side of his best friend and loving wife of sixty-two years, Lydia. Dicky was born on September 23, 1936, the son of Lois and Hines Travis of Huntington, Texas. After attending Baylor University, marrying his high school sweetheart and graduating from the University of Texas. He faithfully and skillfully served the state of Texas throughout his thirty-five years of public service while mentoring and developing new talent. He embarked on his career at the Governor's Budget Office under Governor Price Daniel, remaining there for nineteen years through the terms of Governors John Connally, Preston Smith, and Dolph Briscoe. Dicky was appointed Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1979, serving eleven years in that capacity. He continued to serve state employees as Executive Director of Employees Retirement System of Texas from September 1, 1990 until his retirement in 1995.

Dicky will be remembered for many aspects of his life. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, and counselor. Friends say he was a warm, affectionate, loyal man of principal and integrity.

He is survived by his wife; his son Morris "Rick" Travis and his wife Renée of Pflugerville, daughter, Analisa Imboden of Round Rock; grandchildren John Travis of Hutto, Kaitlin and husband Patrick Williams of Kyle, Travis and Austin Imboden of Round Rock.

The family would like to express special thanks to Dicky's longtime friend and physician Dr. Richard Berry; Angel Flanagan and Opal Banks and the staff at Colonial Gardens for their care and understanding.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, February 4, 2019 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Smith Chapel at Riverbend Church. Burial will follow at Texas State Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Riverbend Church at 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, the American Diabetes Association or Brookdale Hospice at 3636 Executive Center Dr. #21, Austin, Texas 78731.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers sending love, healing, and God's peace to the family.

Posted by Carolyn and Eric Doyal - AUSTIN, TX - Friend   February 11, 2019

Lydia - Betty and I are so very sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered as a great leader.

Posted by Barney Schulz - Round Rock, TX - Friend   February 08, 2019

Prayers for God's peace and comfort to the family.

Posted by Marcie Parker - Austin, TX   February 05, 2019

Dickey, you will be missed as a longtime friend of mine. I enjoyed working with you at the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Thank you for your service to so many.

Kindest regards,
Frank and Betty Del Rio

Posted by Frank Del Rio - Austin, TX - Friend   February 02, 2019

As we read Dicky's obituary, we are reminded of how many lives he touched. Dicky wore many hats, each one with pride. We shared a 57 year friendship and will miss our dear friend.

Posted by Everette and Doris Owens - Stonewall, TX - Friend   February 01, 2019

Great friend and leader.
I will surely miss him.

Posted by John Rische - Lubbock, TX - Friend   February 01, 2019

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