Travis Proctor Sandidge
CROWLEY - Travis Proctor Sandidge, a resident of Crowley, for 25 years, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning February 21 at 8:15.
He was born on December 8, 1923 in Stewart, Mississippi to the late Earl Leon Sandidge and Bera Vernon Sandidge. His family lived in several places in Mississippi and Kentucky before settling in Jackson, Ms. where he graduated from Central High School. He then attended Mississippi State University before entering the army in World War II. Upon release from the army, he went to LSU where he obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering.
He began his 33 year career with Texaco in New Iberia as a Mud Engineer, later becoming Mud Lab Supervisor in Houma. He also worked as a corrosion engineer and drilling equipment engineer. In 1967, he became District Supervisor of Materials and Supplies in New Iberia. In 1971, he was transferred to New Orleans where he served as Assistant District Superintendent until his retirement in 1983.
In 1984 he became the owner of a tax business in Crowley and worked there for 10 years, retiring in 1994.
Surviving Travis are his wife, Peggy, and their three children: Lenore Sandidge Anderson of Denville, N.J.; Carl E. Sandidge of Abita Springs, La. and Tom Sandidge of Lynchburg, Va.; four grandchildren, Paige Anderson, Ashley Anderson, Elliot Sandidge, and Grady Sandidge. Also three nephews, Russell Sandidge, Earl Toops, James Toops, and a niece Kathy Sandidge. Preceding him in death was his brother, Grady Adrian Sandidge.
He has been a faithful member of the Baptist Church for many years, always serving wherever he lived. Ordained as a deacon, he was twice elected Chairman of the Deacon Board at churches of which he was a member. He also served as church treasurer.
In addition to his church responsibilities, Travis has been an active member of the Rotary Club and was involved in community service activities.
Funeral services will be on Friday February 26 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Crowley, with Rev. Roger Tarver officiating. Burial will follow at the Masoleum in Franklin,. at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Travis Breaux, Larry Wells, Jimmy Meche, Russell Sandidge, Don Anderson, and Robert Clayton.
Visitation will be at Geesey Ferguson Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 9 p.m. and at the church from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday.
Memorial expressions can be sent to First Baptist Church, 224 E. 4th St., Crowley, La. 70526.
Condolences may be sent to the family by www.geesey-ferguson.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.