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Travis Kinder

GERONIMO  Funeral for Travis Kinder, 79, Geronimo, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Union Valley Baptist Church in Cookietown with the Rev. Arbuary Ritter officiating. 

Burial will be in Walters Cemetery under direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. 

Travis Franklin Kinder was born May 16, 1939, to Corinne Elizabeth "Trixie" (Uzzell) and James William Kinder Sr. in Wichita Falls, Texas, and departed this life in Lawton on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. 

Mr. Kinder grew up in Cookietown and graduated from Union Valley School in 1957. He married Janice Bessemer on Dec. 19, 1959, in Chattanooga, and to this union, four children were born. Early on, the family lived in Frederick where Mr. Kinder worked for Brantly Helicopter, blowing the bubble windshield. With that plant moving to Texas, the Kinders moved to Lawton, where he ran a mobile feed grinding business. In 1965, they moved to a farm west of Geronimo, where Mr. Kinder was engaged in farming and started a custom harvest business. The family moved to the current home in 1973.

On July 27, 1992, he married Sondra (Griffin) Adams in Burkburnett, Texas. They enjoyed each other's company for 22 years before she preceded him in death in 2014. He was also preceded by his parents, Jim and Trixie; two brothers: Carl Kinder and Jimmy Kinder; and an infant son, Derek Wayne Kinder.

Mr. Kinder was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, going on wheat harvest and loved drinking chocolate milk. 

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Wes and Cheryl Kinder of Chattanooga and Russell and Erika Kinder of Austin, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, Carmen and Clint Blevins of Chattanooga; six grandchildren and spouses: Jared Kinder and Shantel of Hesston, Kan., Kindra Johnson and Cory of Chattanooga, Kaitlyn Blevins of Lawton, Jennifer Crew and Tyler of Geronimo, Rafe Kinder and Mitch Kinder, both of Austin; five great-grandchildren: Jaxon, Layla, Clayton, Easton, Xander and one on the way, Kaseton; two brothers and wives: Gary "Butch" Kinder and Donna of Kearney, Neb., and Jarvis Kinder and Phyllis of Walters; Sondra's beloved family: daughter, Darla Adams and husband Jerrell, of Midlothian, Texas; and grandchildren, Jesse Todd Adams and Clayton Dale Adams, Krista Elizabeth Cox and husband, Ryan, and Grant Parker Adams; and great-grandchild, Camden; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Union Valley Baptist Church, 189028 U.S 277, Randlett, 73562-4526.

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