Ivory “Travis” Johns was born July 5, 1942, in Jacksonville, FL, and passed away on August 3, 2021. The son of T.I. and Rosetta Johns, Travis lived in Jacksonville until his teenage years when he attended Carlisle Military School in South Carolina. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force in the 1960’s. After completing college, Travis began a 35-year career on the professional staff of Boy Scouts of America, where he served in Columbus and LaGrange, GA, before moving back to Jacksonville in 1982 to continue his career. He served on the North Florida Council BSA as a District Executive, Field Director and Program Director, where he raised millions of dollars over the years. Travis started a new program of Scouting for boys in high-risk areas of town, connected Scouting to Duval County school system with Learning for Life programs, and retired on disability in 1999. He was an active member of Beach United Methodist Church for many years and served in various capacities.
Travis and his wife, Carmen, married in 1973 and, along with their three children, traveled extensively. In recent years, he has been a resident in an assisted living and memory care facility.
Travis is survived by wife, Carmen; son, Steve Johns (Kristy); daughters, Susan Grant (Ron) and Kathryn Blumberg; and grandchildren, Landen, Madeline, Evan, Emily, Ashlyn, Thad, and Bryn.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 30, 2021 in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Neptune Beach, FL, or to Community Hospice and Palliative Care.
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