It was the 111th day of the year when God blessed David Anderson and Velma Elaine Holcomb Anderson with the birth of their son, Travis Isaiah Anderson on Wednesday, April 21, 1982 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Active, inquisitive, and vibrant are appropriate descriptions for the boy-child who would become a young man known as the “smiling face to light up the place.” Laughter was his signature and kindness became his hallmark throughout the days of his life. “TRAP” was the nickname he gained – probably because he could trap anyone into the warmth of his heart, even in the cold realities of this world.
Travis was educated in the Greenville County School System and attended Blue Ridge High School. A resident and good neighbor of the Taylors Community, he never met a stranger and was known to be a “Good Samaritan.” He loved his family, treated his friends as relatives, and was proud to be from the village known as “Saint Mark.” His earth-experience of 38 years came to a close on Monday, January 6, 2020 as God’s heavenly arms opened wide to receive “TRAP” and give him eternal peace and rest from the troubles of this life.
The love, life, laughter, and legacy of Travis “TRAP” Anderson will be cherished by his loving family – his parents, David and Velma Elaine Anderson of Taylors, SC; his sister, Adrian “AA” Anderson of Taylors, SC; his brothers, Neville (Natalie) Anderson of Greer, SC and Quintous Ferguson of Greenville, SC; special sister and brother,Antonio Flemmings and Melody Gilbo, both of Greenville, SC; grand-parents, Frances Robinson and Elizabeth Sims of Wellford, SC; a special aunt, Glenna Holcombe of Wellford, SC; a niece, Genesis Anderson of Taylors, S.C; nephews, Isaiah Smith, Zion Anderson,Elijah Holcombe, and Xavion Holcombe; a cousin, Kim Holcombe; and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Willie Anderson, Emma Anderson, and Preston Robinson.