Brother Travis entered Heaven’s pearly gates Saturday, April 27, 2019

Brother Travis entered Heaven’s pearly gates Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 95 years of age surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. James Goodwyn officiating.  Interment will follow at Campti Cemetery in Center.

Brother Travis was born September 6, 1923, in the Campti Community of Shelby County, to Robert C. Hughes and Mary Keith Hughes.

He was married for 75 years to the love of his life Evelyn Bright Hughes. Together they were blessed with three loving daughters, Mary, Mavis, and Martha. He played the guitar and enjoyed singing at church. He served as pastor for over 45 years. His life ambition was to preach the gospel and lead souls to Christ. Before having a baptistery, he was blessed to baptize many in country ponds and the Sabine River. He never met a stranger and loved people from all walks of life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends. In later years, his greatest enjoyments were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was self-employed in farming and ranching, baling hay, dozer business, and a pulpwood yard. They also ran a country store in Campti for 10 years. He worked tirelessly in the community of Campti and even built an arena for roping that everyone enjoyed. He served as a Shelbyville school board member 17 years, and served on the Campti Cemetery Committee. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 75 years, Evelyn Bright Hughes; daughters, Mary Culver and husband, Jim, of Center, Mavis Carter of Shelbyville, Martha Goodwyn and husband, James, of Center; grandchildren, Michael Warren and wife, Krista, Candace Carter, T.J. Goodwyn and wife, Blaine, Bradley Goodwyn and wife, Sherry; great-grandchildren, Kyla Warren, Mason Warren, Judson Goodwyn, Madison Goodwyn, Joshua Goodwyn, Jeremiah Goodwyn.

Preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. Hughes and Mary Keith Hughes; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Price and Vera Bright; son-in-law, Mac Carter.

Pallbearers will be Michael Warren, T.J. Goodwyn, Bradley Goodwyn, Bob Carter, Jim Culver, Larry Warren, Jason Rodgers, Nolan Borders, and Connor Whiteside.  Honorary pallbearers will be Roe Belrose, Billy Rodgers, Fred Borders, and Tom Powell.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com