of Quitman, AR
May 1, 1958 - March 22, 2021
Travis Delane Jones, age 62, went to be with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 22, 2021. He was born May 1, 1958, in Gary, Indiana to Chester and Wanda Jones.Travis was a loving husband, father, and PaPa. While he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and tending to cattle on his farm, his most cherished time was spent entertaining his six grandchildren. Growing up in a big family with 6 siblings, Travis was destined for the fun-filled, adventurous role of "PaPa." Travis, after all, had lived a life of adventure, as his 40-year career in the oil industry had taken him all over the world. From a humble start as a Nemo Vista High School graduate in Center Ridge, AR, Travis worked his way up the ranks from roughneck to an oil drilling consultant on drill ships in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coasts of Brazil, Equatorial Guinea, and South Korea. Travis worked hard and sacrificed so much to take good care of his family. Of all the miles traveled, be it offshore or hauling cattle across the country, his favorite journey was coming home to Quitman, Arkansas to enjoy new adventures with his grandkids and family.Travis is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Wanda Jones. He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Jones; his daughters, Alicia (Jacob) Barnard and Julie (Sean) Maxwell and their mother, Vicki Johnson Jones; his grandchildren, Anna, Luke, Abby, Kate, and twins Sam and Sadie; his siblings, Wayne (Susan) Jones, Marilyn Jones, Brenda (Naman) Bizzell, Lita Jones, Rita Jones, and his twin sister, Jeris Ezell, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.Pallbearers will be Michael Bizzell, Jeremy Mount, Adam Jones, Jacob Barnard, Sean Maxwell, and Josh Baletine. The service will be officiated by Brother Kirk Hardy.The family wishes to thank the Conway Regional Covid Unit for the special care given to Travis during his illness.Visitation will be Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 9:00am, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, 115 South Broadview St. Greenbrier, AR, 72058. Funeral services will follow visitation at 10:00am. All attendees must provide and wear their own face masks, as well as practice social distancing when possible.Burial will follow services at Cleburne County Memorial Gardens, 8701 Hwy 110 West, Heber Springs, AR, 72543.
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A true gentlemen , I was a green driller down in Brazil back in 2009 , Travis was a great help in giving me confidence , he was knowledgeable , good fun and respectful. One of the best drilling guys I have ever worked with. My condolences.
Travis was a great man to have met and worked with in the little time I had known him down working in Brazil. He was a friend to everyone, and a very knowledgeable man. It was a pleasure to have met him.
So very sorry to hear of Travis's passing. He was always so pleasant to us when he came into the office. Sending thoughts and prayers to his wife and family.
Pam,I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and if you need anything just let me know. Mary
So sorry for you lose!! You n your family are in our thoughts and prayers!! Love you Gorgeous 💋
Only knew Travis for a short while but enjoyed conversations we had. His family was dear to his heart for sure. All he would talk about with the exception of his tractor. He loved his tractor.... He mentioned to me that he would like to take me abroad once the oilfield opened back up. I would have considered it if it would have happened. My family is praying for you and your family's comfort in this trying time. May God smile upon you and give you peace.
So sorry to hear about Travis. Prayers for his family, I know you will all miss him.
We are sending much love and prayers to all of you and are so very very sorry. He was so very kind and such a special person and will always be remembered and treasured and will be watching over each of you. May peace and comfort cover each of you! All our love, Sharon and Dee
I first met Travis offshore on one of the first floaters I ever set foot on, nearly 30 years ago. He has always set the example for faith, love of family, integrity and commitment. He will be deeply missed, and his family remains in my prayers. Take comfort in the fact that he is in a better place now, and look forward to day when you’re reunited.
So sorry for your loss. Travis was always smiling and happy and a very honest guy. Prayers to all the family.
Enjoyed our days and time in the oilfield working with you. We had a lot of good laughs. May you rest in piece.
I have not known Travis long, but his intellect, humor, and caring nature shined brightly from the beginning. Travis was easy to talk to and in good spirits no matter the situation. I will miss Travis and extend my condolences to his family that he spoke of frequently and joyfully.
One of the most generous, genuine, and happiest guy I ever met.Rest In Peace brother.
I am sorry for your family's loss. Travis was such a great man to work with. He was a great source of wisdom, on the job and about life. He always had a smile to greet people and made anyone feel welcomed. The thing I remember most was how intelligent he was, he had a hidden intellect. Rest in peace Travis.
I was very fortunate to have met Travis over 30 years ago when we first started working together on the Zapata Lexington and worked together on other rigs over the years as well and was truly blessed to have him as a friend. Anyone who knew Travis would know he loved to talk, we spent many hours talking mostly about our families and our home life. I know Travis loved farming and raising cattle but he loved his family more than anything and the bigger his family got the more time he spent talking about them. I never met anyone who did not like Travis, he was a guy who could talk to anyone and make them feel like they had know him forever. I had some of the guys we worked with in Brazil contact me and said they had heard the sad news about Travis and wanted to pass their condolences along to the family. Travis will be missed by all who knew him.
The man upstairs blessed many a man on drilling rigs with Travis' good heart and big smile. Always kept his faith in Christ and his family in his conversations. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to laugh with him. I know he is rejoicing in heaven. Sorry for his loss and thank you to his family for sharing him with us in the oilfield.
He will be missed, sending prayers LoveJojo & Scott
Travis was fun to work with, quick with a smile, and always was talking about his beloved family. He made a stressful job more tolerable, offered great advice to all those he mentored, and leaves a big hole in everyone's life. My life has been richer for knowing him and I look forward to the day I see his smile again before the throne of God.
So sorry for your lossLove Aunt Madelyn
So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you all.
Many loving thoughts and prayers to Travis' family. His daughter Alicia and her children spoke so lovingly about PaPa. He will be sorely missed. May God's peace be with you.
We are sending so many prayers for peace and comfort. I know your daddy lovednyour babies and he loved you guys so much! I pray for you to feel the loving arms of our savior! Much love!
I only knew Travis for a short time but was immediately impressed with his professionalism and good humor. I know many people who had worked with Travis in the oilfield since his first days setting world drilling records for footage in a day, longest offshore horizontal well drilled and others at the time as recounted by folks in the last couple days. We will all miss him and extend our deepest condolences to family and friends.
Travis was one of most solid men I ever knew. Solid in his faith,his love for his family ,his work ethic. Coupled with his sense of humorAnd some of the wisest advise I ever got.It was a privilege to have worked with him and be considered a friend of his. He has made last journey Home to Glory Vic Parsell
So sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.
My deepest condolences for your loss. Travis was a great man. He was a professional, a friend and an inspiration. Travis always had a smile on his face and could immediately uplift the room with his jovial sense of humor. I know Travis is in a better place but he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace my friend.
I first met Travis when he started working with Hess in Equatorial Guinea. A gem of a guy who always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help others, particularly the younger less experienced people on the rig. My thoughts are with his family and friends who will be feeling a great loss.
Travis was a good man and always had a positive view. I am sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear about your loss. I worked offshore with Travis and he will be missed! We will keep y’all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Scott & Family.
So sorry for your family's loss....
we will miss Travis dearly he was like a dad to us.fly high travis
Pam we are so sorry for your loss and you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. On the occasions that we met Travis he had an amazing personality and full of wit & humor. Most of all he was an amazing brother in law and friend to Damian and they could talk cows or oilfield! Just know if you need anything we aren’t far away! Love you
Wonderful and special baby brother, I Love you and will miss you so much, but I know you are safe in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Your great sense of humor, love, and kindness will serve you well in your new home. Until we see each other again, you will still be in my heart always. Your Big Sis, Brenda.Travis you have been one of the most hard working, generous and fun loving men I have ever had the pleasure to know. Not just as a brother-in-law, but as a really great friend. I love you and will be sad not to hear your funny stories and enjoy the really good food you cooked in your "Puck" until we meet again you will be in my prayers and thoughts. Love you, Namon.
I had the pleasure of working with Mr Travis on the Blacklion! I enjoyed every minute spent with him in that Driller’s shack! He was always a gentleman and a teacher. I considered him a good friend! Rest In Peace ole pal! You will be missed! My condolences Mrs Pam and the rest of the family! You all will be in my prayers!
I’m so thankful Pierre and I met Travis. He has been a true blessing to us and especially Hayden. He has taught him so much & just a genuine caring, kind hearted guy. Forever in our hearts Travis. -Hope Sur
After knowing and working with Travis for 29 years, I can honestly say that Travis was a great and true friend and was the hardest working, biggest hearted, most generous person that I've ever known. During this time, I saw tremendous sacrifice made and saw so much love exhibited for his children, grand children, wife and family. I was fortunate to have had Travis as my "back to back" on the rigs for over 12 years and I've never had a better one. On the professional side, Travis was always one of the very best at whatever position he filled. Travis was an original, with a personality as big as the Ozarks and I will miss him greatly. I can only imagine the huge hole that he has left in Arkansas for his family to try to fill. I pray that his family will gain comfort from knowing that his suffering is over and that Travis will be in heaven waiting for them when they get there. He surely earned a spot there and I bet he has reunited with his Mother and is already prepping his pasture for his new cattle herd! I'll miss you greatly old friend.
Deepest sympathy for you and your family. I hope that God will give you comfort and peace in your time of sorrow.
Travis was a good man, worked with him for a good while on the drillship Ocean Black lion in the Gulf of Mexico. Havnt seen him in a while, very sad to hear this news.
Rest in peace. I have wonderful memories Travis and his cousins talking and laughing together, playing cards, and enjoying life. I loved hearing stories about work and the people he met, places he saw. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to his dear family and friends.
Rest In Peace my brother. I will see you again at the Throne of Grace in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It was a pleasure knowing & working with Travis in the oilfield. Prayers for the family & may he rest in peace.
So sorryfor your loss. Travis was a good man and will be missed. Praying for the family.
Our condolences are with the family, I know Travis with be deeply missed. Our prayers are with the family. Worked with Travis back in the 80’s and it was always a pleasure being around him.
Travis was a good friend and coworker for many years. You will truly be missed. I will forever cherish all the work experience and fun memories working with you.
Praying for your family
Sorry for the families loss. He will be missed. He was a true profesional in the oilfield and very respected. We all looked for his wisdom and guidance each tour. Great man.
I am so sorry for your lost, I am praying for your family. He will sure be missed!
Praying for your family during your time of loss
I met Travis for the first time when I had his grand daughter in my preschool class. He surprised us with yummy donuts for each student. It was such a nice treat and I will never forget how sweet and kind he was. After that, every time I saw him at birthday parties or basketball games for his grandchildren, he always made time to speak to me and visit for a bit. He would always make me feel special because he is so kind hearted and took time to see how I was doing. Seeing him with his grand children was so sweet. His love for them was surly shown by the smile on his face when he held them and played with them. He will surly be missed. I praying for comfort and peach for the family.
Travis was a good friend and all around good man. So sorry for your loss.
So sad for the family, Travis was a great guy and wonderful friend the short time that I got to know him.
We will miss you Trav
Jacob and Alicia, I am so sorry for your loss. I know from conversations with Jacob that he was an amazing man. Continued prayers for you all during this very difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything. With Deepest Sympathy, Diana Wader