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Place of Birth:
Denton, Texas
Place of Death:
Jenks, Oklahoma
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Charles William Travelstead

Charles William “Chuck” Travelstead, 69 years old of Bixby, Oklahoma, died May 12, 2016. Born on June 11, 1946 in Denton, Texas. Chuck was graduate of Northeastern State University after serving in the United States Air Force. Chuck taught for over 25 years at Union Public Schools and was most proud of his contributions to the education profession.

He loved his friends and family and enjoyed his lake fishing trips, good BBQ, clean cars, starched shirts, School Super Safety Patrol and a good laugh.

Chuck is survived by wife Carolyn, daughter Kimberly of Colorado, son Chuck Jr., of New Mexico, and several nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by brothers Eric, Butch, James and Chris. Sisters Mary, Katrina, and DeDe; sister-in-law: Kay Wingo of Muskogee; Grandchildren Chelsea, Tanner and Bronson.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Jasper Earnest Travelstead, and mother Mavis Travelstead and brother Joe Travelstead, Private family services, Cremation Society of Oklahoma.

Private Family services at later date


Patti Pitcock
I had the privilege of knowing Chuck as a peer teacher and then choosing him to assist in opening a new school, Jarman Elementary. He always treated me with respect and fairness and served our students well in Sixth Grade. Chuck had a great sense of humor and cared deeply for his friends and family. He was a proud man and lived a full life, even though he was taken too soon. I thank Chuck for his service in the USAF and in the teaching profession. Always on time and ready to serve, that was my friend Chuck! Hugs to Carolyn!
Randy Anderson
I couldn't have asked for a better friend and colleague than Chuck. We both taught with the same goal, to make a difference in students lives. While teaching with Chuck at Briarglen, I didn't know of another teacher that was more respected by students than Mr. Travelstead. I wish we had more teachers like Chuck because I know he made this world a better place to live by challenging students to become better adults. I am still shocked that Chuck is no longer walking with us, but he will always remain in my heart. Carolyn and family have my prayers and condolences of this great loss.
Nancy LeGrange
I am so sorry to learn that Chuck is gone too soon! I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Penny Cooper
He also loved helping his friend call some plays during football games. RIP my friend.
Joan Ratliff
Goodbye to my friend and colleague. He made teaching fun for both students and teachers. Lots of great memories. Prayers for Carolyn and the family.