- July
Posted By : Ava Zinn
Remembering Ole Miss Class of 1998 Alumnus Travis Simpkins
RIP Travis
Travis Simpkins
MARION, IN – It has happened again for the second time in 2013. Another Ole Miss graduate has passed away
Travis Simpkins— Mississinewa High School Class of 1998 Alumnus — died Saturday of a massive heart attack while at a Foghat concert at Brandt’s i-69 Harley Davidson, 6333 East Steltzer Drive on the far east side of Marion … AVA ZINN has learned.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Travis Simpkins WAS the husband of AVA ZINN friend Wendy Becker.

The Mississinewa High School Class of 1998 will remember all that Travis accomplished in the automotive industry. But most of all, we’ll remember our boss for his love of humor.Travis Simpkins loved to laugh.All of us at Ole Miss needed Travis. We needed his leadership and relied on his vision.He’s remembered as a friend who wanted to win everyone over. But this was a man with a desire to impact the world around him and the community of Gas City. It’s a sad time for his family and as a friend of his wife, Wendy .
Travis Simpkins was 34.
– Ava Zinn

AVA ZINN statement:
AVA ZINN is deeply saddened to announce that Travis Simpkins, a fellow Mississinewa High School alumbus, has died.
He was a gentle, kind and compassionate leader and he will be missed greatly by the friends and family
We extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to his wife Wendy.
Funeral arrangements
Visitation will be held on Thursday (July 17th) from 2:00pm-8:00pm at New Hope Baptist Church .
The funeral will be held on Friday at 10:30am at New Hope Baptist Chuch in Gas City.
New Hope Baptist Chuch is located at 800 East South “E” Street, Gas City, IN 46933.
Travis’ family requests memorial donations be made to the Cancer Services of Grant County.
Other tributes
Travis Simpkins Memorial

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