Dallas Travelstead

Jan 30th, 1977 - Nov 4th, 2013

Visitation:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sun, Nov. 10th, 2013 10am-2pm

Service:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sun, Nov. 10th, 2013 2pm

Dallas Travelstead

Marion-Dallas D. Travelstead, 36, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Franklin County Hospital as a result of a mining accident.

Dallas was born on January 30, 1977 in Marion to Delmar and Jamie (Dotson) Travelstead. He married Jamie Norris on July 2, 2002 in Las Vegas.  She survives of Marion.

Dallas loved riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.  He enjoyed work, camping and pulling practical jokes.  He was a good son, father, husband and brother and will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include:

Wife-Jamie Travelstead

Children:

Taylor Travelstead

Ethen D. Travelstead

Mother-Jamie McGee and husband James of Marion

Father-Delmar Travelstead and wife Kerry

Brother-John Travelstead and wife Stephanie of Marion

Maternal grandparents-James Dotson of Marion and Don and Peggy Fluck of Marion

Father-in-law-Ronnie Norris and wife Patty of Marion

Mother-in-law-Lenora Miller and husband Tony of Nashville, Tennessee

Sister-in-law-Amie Dobbs and husband Bobby of Marion

Step-brothers and sisters:

Jason Norris

Brandon Hoover

Apryl Zuercher

Brandon McCormack

Kristen Brown

Chelsea McCormack

Michael McGee

Aunts and Uncles:

Polianna Benedict and husband Keith of Marion

Vince Fluck

Cousins:

Whitney Teal

Thomas Benedict

Matt Wall

Angie Wall

Many nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Mary Travelstead and aunt, Robin Travelstead.

The family would like to give their sincere and deepest appreciation to Black Diamond Harley Davidson and Mach Mine LLC.

Funeral services will be at 2pm on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Chris Cutsinger officiating.  Burial will follow at Davis Prairie Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Jamie Travelstead for a college fund for his children and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62959

20 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Vickie Shreve

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    Date: November 6, 2013

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Even though it has been many years since I have seen Dallas, I will always remember him as a fun loving kid who liked old Chevy trucks.

  • Guest: Paula Choat

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    Date: November 6, 2013

    Jamie and Family: I’m so sorry for your loss. My Mom’s side of our family were all from Southern Illinois and all were were coal miner families. You have been to my home when you all lived in Kuttawa, Ky when you were young. Please know our family lifts yours up in prayer for comfort and love, Paula

  • Guest: DeAnna Cullum

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    Date: November 6, 2013

    Jamie, Taylor,Ethen, (and John) My heart is with you and I am praying every day that God brings you comfort and strength. What amazing pictures and memories you have to keep of all of the great times spent with family and friends. Though I hadn’t lived in the area most of our adult lives, I have watched your family blossom and grow through your social media account. I was so proud of Dal and his accomplishments at his job and with his family. He will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Much Love, Cousin Dee

  • Guest: Brenda Davis Nutter

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    Date: November 6, 2013

    So sorry for your loss will be keeping y’all in my thoughts and prayers

  • Guest: Brittany Simmons

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    Date: November 7, 2013

    Jamie I’m so sorry for the loss of Dallas! I was completely heart broken when I heard the news! Thoughts and prayers to you and the kids!

  • Guest: william hayes

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    Date: November 7, 2013

    Jamie, we ‘re so sorry for your loss my thoughts n prayers go out to you and the family

  • Guest: Danny & Lori Odum

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    Date: November 7, 2013

    Jamie, We are sorry for your loss and Dallas will be dearly missed. We both are thinking and praying for you and Taylor,Ethen just remember God is looking over you and Taylor, and Ethen. God bless you all.With all our Love and Prayers Danny & Lori Odum

  • Guest: DeAnna Shugars

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    Date: November 7, 2013

    Jamie my heart breaks for you and the kids! Just the thought of you hurting is so hard on me. I love you so much and I pray everyday for y’all. May God give you and the kids strength today and here on after. RIP Dallas!!

  • Guest: Allen and Stacey Cobb

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    Date: November 7, 2013

    Jamie. Our family is praying for you. Our heart is just broken for you and the kids. We are here if you need anything at all.

  • Guest: J David Bozarth and John A Morris

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    Date: November 8, 2013

    We are so deeply sorry for this terrible loss. We always enjoyed Dallas’ company, and looked forward to many good times together in the future. Tragically, that will not happen. – We send our deepest sympathy to you, Jamie and to the kids, and we will pray for your comfort in the difficult days ahead. – We love you! Please let us know if there is anything we can do. – David & John

  • Guest: DiAnna Roach Brown

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    Date: November 8, 2013

    It has been many years since Dallas and my children played together, the thing i do remember was his infectious smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.

  • Guest: Martin Lilly

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    Date: November 8, 2013

    We, the employees At Premium Energy, Wharncliff,WV, an operation of Alpha Natural Resources, grieve with you in the loss of our coal mining brother. Know that our hearts and prayers are with you. May the “Peace of God” comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Doug & Evelyn Bayles

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    Date: November 8, 2013

    Jamie and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Dallas was one of the nicest and most polite boys that ever stayed at my house when he was in school with Keven (Stroud). When me and Doug were on the bowling league with the two of you he was still the same sweet guy that he was as a boy. He was taken way too young. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and we are thinking of you all.

  • Guest: Ashley Phelps Cavanah

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    Date: November 8, 2013

    Jamie when I saw the prayers going out on Deanna’s FB page I didn’t realize at the time who she was referring too. But then I saw your page and realized. God bless your heart and may you feel his presents around you and your kids. I don’t understand things like this happening and I guess we aren’t suppose too. Just remember your great moments and hold your kids tight. day by day is the only way thru. God hold your family today and the days ahead of you when you don’t feel like getting up or moving or just feel lost. —<3 Ashley Phelps Cavanah

  • Guest: Penny Moore

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    Date: November 8, 2013

    I had the pleasure of knowing Dallas at work. He had a great smile and a wonderful personality. He was always kind;fun loving and there to help anyone who needed it. I am honored to have known such a bright and caring person. He will be deeply missed by myself and the entire Security team. Our prayers go out to his friends and family in this time of sadness. God bless.

  • Guest: Linda Richey Davis

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    Date: November 9, 2013

    Peggy and Donald,

    How sorry I am for your family, stay strong in your faith and God be with you all.

    Linda

  • Guest: Shannon & Helen Estes

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    Date: November 9, 2013

    We were so glad to have meet Dallas this summer. What a wonderful and nice young man. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Guest: Louise Webster

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    Date: November 10, 2013

    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, son and loved one. I am Janett Hale’s cousin Louise Lockard Webster. I will remember all of you in my prayers. May God comfort you in this sad time.

  • Guest: James & Marless Doughty

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    Date: November 10, 2013

    Jamie,
    Our hearts go out to you, Taylor, and Ethen. Words can not express the sorrow we feel for you at this very difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    James & Marless

  • Guest: Louise Webster

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    Date: November 10, 2013

    To Lenora, I said I was Janett’s cousin because we grew up together. I realize that I am your cousin also, I’m sorry I never got to know you. I got married and moved away in 1957. I think you knew my brother Jim. I’m very sorry about your son in law, I pray for all of you especially your daughter and her kids.