On the morning of September 18, 2019, Travis E. (Hib) McKown, 73, broke his earthly bonds and took a step onto that Golden Shore. Travis was born on May 28, 1946 at Grannies Creek, a son of the late O.F. “Dick” and Emogene Cook McKown. He was a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Wallback, West Virginia.
Among those welcoming Travis home, along with his parents were his brothers Forrest and Blake, his nephew Scott McKown and his step-mother Madeline McKown.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sister and brother-in-law, Reta (Hobert) Salisbury, his brothers and sister-in-laws, Guy (Rita) McKown, Burl (Shelley) McKown, and David (Nellie) McKown; sister-in-laws, Neva McKown and Maxine (David) Charles; step-sisters, Carol Ward, Ruth Ann Kerr, Wilma Fowler, Patsy Thacker and Judy Rubin. He also is survived by a special Aunt Carol (Dale) Hartley and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service was held at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Wallback, West Virginia Saturday September 21, 2019 at 12 p.m. with Reverend Buddy Mairs officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in the Laurel Point Cemetery, Newton.
In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made in honor of their beloved brother to Hubbard Hospice House West, 1001 Curtis Price Way Charleston, West Virginia 25311.
Also the family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. Samar Sankari and the Eastbrook Skilled nursing staff.
John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, was in charge of arrangements.