Travis was a 1996 graduate of New Braunfels High School, where he excelled at playing tennis for the Unicorns. He went on to graduate from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 2000. He continued his passion for tennis, playing for the Southwestern Pirates. He had a love for the majestic mountains of Colorado and the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
Travis is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joe Richards of Beeville; maternal grandparents, Art and Dorothy Howell of Boerne; and uncle, Blaine Richards of Odessa.
He is survived by his parents, Terry and Mary Dean Richards of New Braunfels; brothers, Scott Richards and wife, Hillary; Mark Richards and wife, Andi Jo, all of Austin. Also surviving are his nephew, Elliot; and his niece, Auden Pearl. They were the “light of his life” that brought him true joy. Also surviving are his grandmother, Ann Richards Spellmann of Corpus Christi; aunts and uncles, Art and Phyllis Howell of Houston, Joseph Richards and wife, Rebecca of Corpus Christi and Lucy Richards Martin of Corpus Christi. In addition, Travis is survived by many cousins and their children.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 23rd, at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels. A reception followed at the church where the family greeted friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CELEBRATE RECOVERY c/o Oakwood Baptist Church 2154 Texas Loop 337 New Braunfels, Texas 78130. 830-625-0267