Travis Jackson

travis jackson

October 28, 1959 ~ January 16, 2022

Born in: Dalton, NE
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Lawrence Travis Jackson passed away January 16, 2022 at Clements Hospital UTSW in Dallas, Texas, after losing his battle with cancer. Travis was born in Dalton, Nebraska October 28, 1959 to William and Jeanette (Freudenberg) Jackson.

Travis graduated from Columbus Nebraska High School in 1978 and from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma with a degree in Pharmacy in 1984. He married Brenda Vaught in Elk City Oklahoma March 23, 1985. They had one daughter, Leslie.

Travis practiced pharmacy in the Arlington, Texas area from 1984 to the time of his death. He had a reputation of being a “workhorse” with great integrity and worked diligently to reduce the abuse of legal drugs and the prevalence of illegal drugs infiltrating the local high schools. One of his workplace quotes is: “If you are not willing to work for something, do not complain about not getting it.”

Travis was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed following his daughter, Leslie, across the nation (including Puerto Rico) as she played high school, college, and club volleyball and later when she became a high school and club volleyball coach. Travis resided in Texas but remained a loyal Nebraska Husker fan. He had a room in his home dedicated to “all things Husker.” When not at work, he usually wore only “Husker gear.”

Travis is remembered by his family and friends for his wit, humor, storytelling, and spontaneous personality. It was a delight to be in his presence. He was an intense competitor with the attitude that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well. He lived a full, interesting life that he described as “living 183 years in the 62 years” he was on this earth. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, daughter Leslie, mother and father Jeanette and Bill Jackson, brother and sister-in-law Scott and Kathy Jackson, niece Kristina Jackson, nephew and family Timothy and Danielle Jackson and Zander, grandmother Marvel Freudenberg, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Elmer Freudenberg, paternal grandfather and grandmother, Jesse and Jewel Jackson, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leslie and Verle Vaught.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Wade Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas, at 2:00 February 12, 2022. Please wear red to honor a true Husker fan. Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Wade Family Funeral Home Broadcast


Celebration of Life: February 12, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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  1. CandleImageI was totally devastated when I heard the news from a former co-worker about his death. I worked with Travis for 10 yrs at the what used to be called Eckerd store on Park Springs and Green Oaks, and eventually became CVS. He and the staff there was the only reason I stayed as long as I did…….he was a wonder and delight to work for, he always made the workplace fun and enjoyable. I will miss him dearly. If it wasn’t for him I never would have became a pharmacy technician nor would I have passed my technician exam without his encouragement and guidance. He did that for everyone of us!!! REST IN HEAVEN TRAVIS for you are no longer in pain or suffering. My sincere thoughts and prayers to Brenda and Leslie to get thru this most difficult time.

  2. Sweet Bren,
    I wish I could remove your pain and sorrow. I wish i could make it all go away.
    But I just want to tell you that I believe in you. You are strong. And when we are not strong, He is powerful through us.
    I love and miss you and I am praying God’s comfort and peace surround you like a blanket. Please call me for anything.
    Love you,
    Deb Greene

  3. Brenda and Les,
    I was heartbroken to hear the news of Travis’ passing. He was a delightful soul, an awesome man, a wonderful friend, and the best Dad I have ever laid eyes on. He loved you both so much. He lived his life well and he will be missed dearly. Until next time, Travis.
    Love you both,

  4. Brenda and Leslie,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t get you off my mind. If there is anything I can do please call me. I am willing to do anything to help. Love you girls. Barb Baird

  5. Brenda I am so sorry to find out your husband passed away. It is something always difficult to deal with when a person has been such a part of our lives. Hope you and Leslie do well in the days ahead and help and encourage each other. From all the sympathetic tributes he sounds like such a special person. Know I am sad and thinking of you. Lots of love Paula

  6. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to Travis’ family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Sweet Brenda & Leslie,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers for strength and peace for your loss and the void you are feeling during these difficult days. I also pray that your wonderful memories will help bring you comfort!
    Hugs, love and blessings,

  8. Brenda, I’m so sorry for your loss, even though I didn’t really know him I knew him through you. He must have been a great man as often as you spoke of him & the integrity he had definitely was reflected in the things you did & said. I’m praying that you know peace & comfort in these difficult times and I’m here to help if I can; May God bless you all…

  9. Oh dear lord thank you for the time we had with Travis he is with you now yes he will be deeply missed he was so loved by his family and friends he was always there to put a smile on your face he was a great person and we thank you for this time in Jesus name prayers goes to the family healing and comfort in these hard times and I wish I could be there but I’m not sure yet Travis she would love by so many ..

  10. Bill and Jeanette and family,
    Our sincere sympathies to you on the passing of your loved one, Travis. May your memories of him warm your hearts in the days and years to come.

  11. Mr. Travis, as he would tell me to stop calling him that cause we were the same age. I can hear still saying ” let’s keep it real Mary Bell nobody knows what a workhorse is”. You are truly going to be miss. My buddy, My buddy.

  12. Brenda and Leslie,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, your loving husband and father. I did not know he had been ill. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace.

  13. Brenda and Leslie, By chance, I just saw the news about Travis. I hope you know what a special person he was and what a special person he was to me and Kat! We had so many great times with TAV and traveling together. Just thinking of him makes me smile. He was certainly one of a kind! Keep doing a “White Load and a Red Load!” He was a true friend! Let’s catch up sometime! Michael Rapp 817.366.0474

  14. Jeanette and Bill: I cannot imagine the pain of your child beating you back home to heaven. Know that Linda and I are keeping you in our prayers. Maybe I’ll run into you at a Husker baseball game. God bless you and your entire family. Pat geary

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