Travis Lee Johnson

travis johnson

Travis Lee Johnson, 49, of Robbins, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Travis was born on August 21, 1973 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. When he was 9 years old, his family moved to Gillette, Wyoming. At the age of 17, Travis joined the National Guard Reserves. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country for 5 years. For the past 25 years, Travis has worked for the Department of Public Safety as a Correctional Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Correctional Training Specialist, and Correctional Training Instructor. He was a member of the Elise Lodge #555.

Travis is remembered for his kind, generous spirit and always putting others ahead of himself. He was a family man and spent his time away from work enjoying life with his family playing board games, enjoying outdoor activities, occasional trips to the movies, summer road trips, evening meals around the table, and just hanging out in the living room together at the end of the day. Not only was Travis an incredible dad to his own children, he was also a “dad” to their close friends making each one feel like part of his family. The apple of his eye was his three-year-old grandson, Oliver. He looked forward to their weekly “facetime” visits. Travis’ faith was also important to him. He loved the Lord. Over the years, he served as a Sunday school teacher and also helped with the sound system at Browns Chapel Christian Church, where he was a member. Travis was a friend to many and even at the end was still giving to others through the donation of his organs, eyes, and tissue.

Travis is survived by his wife, Lori; his children, Trenton (Jessica), Alexia (David), Noah, and Matthew; his grandson, Oliver; his parents, Arnold and Linda Johnson; his brothers, Darren and Troy (Brooke); his mother-in-law, Becky Brewer; and his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 10, at 2 o’clock at Browns Chapel Christian Church in Robbins. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 9, from 7 to 9 at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins and other times at the home of his mother-in-law, Becky Brewer at 2785 Spies Road.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family.

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  1. Still can’t believe that you have left us you made an impact on so many and been a great friend we love and are here for y’all

  2. Sending hugs and prayers of comfort to Lori, Noah, & Matthew in this of sorrow. My heart breaks for them.

  3. My heart breaks for you all but know Travis made an incredible impact on others and his love will be a light to others.

  4. Lori, Noah and Matthew, you have been and will continue to be in our prayers. We are so very sorrow for your loss.

    Danny and Julia Brown

  5. Lori and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Travis was special to so many people. He has impacted so many lives especially throughout the DPS. If you knew Travis you knew his love for you and the boys. May God be with you and guide you. Much love

  6. I am so sorry you are going through this. I am praying for you all. It is so hard to be the ones left behind. I pray for peace for all of you in the coming days.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. He was always so kind and was loved by everyone that knew him. You all r in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all

  8. Such a loss; but Heaven’s gain…
    Mr. Johnson has always been a really great person. Praying for peace for Lori and the boys. Love all 3 of you very much.
    My family is always here for you.

  9. Mrs. Johnson and boys have our deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.❤️

  10. I prayed for healing here on earth but it was not God’s plan.Praying for you all for comfort from our mighty God.Draw nigh to him

  11. Lori my thoughts and prayers and with you, Noah, Matthew and all your extended families. May God carry you through this storm.

  12. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys.
    Travis was an incredible man of God, a great father and a wonderful husband. We are so sorry you have to go through this. May God give you comfort in this time!

  13. We’re so sorry for your loss! Travis was such a nice guy and always had a smile for all. Our prayers are for all of you to have comfort and peace. Hugs and love for you!

  14. Lori and sons, so sorry for your loss. Travis was an awesome person to know. He watched out for yall from earth and now he will watch out, with our Lord and Savior, from Heaven. Spread those angel wings and fly high. Love you

  15. Travis was loved by many people. He loved his family to the fullest and will be forever missed. We are praying for all of you and love you all very much. Prayers for Lori, Trenton, Alexia, Noah, Matthew and the rest of the family, for strength through this and the days to come.

  16. Lori I am so sorry, you and the boys have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Travis was a good guy always smiling he will be missed by everyone who knew him. We love y’all.

  17. Lori, Noah, Matthew you all are in my prayers I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss Travis was always so sweet and kind I’m praying for you all in the days to come❤️

  18. To all of Travis’s family. He will surely be missed, such a great guy. Continued prayers for all!

  19. Lori ,Matthew,& Noah,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers now and the days to come . May God give you the peace and strength during this difficult time of sorrow .
    Love to all 🙏💕

  20. Lori Matthew and Noah and all the family you have my Sincere and Heartfelt Sympathy not only today but going forward my Thoughts and Prayers are with you! Travis lives on in your Hearts now and forever and he will always be remembered as a kind and thoughtful Christian Man!

  21. Lori, boys and family–we are praying for you now and the days ahead. Please know that we are here for you all.

    Much love,
    Cecil and April Medlin

  22. Mrs. Johnson, Noah and Mathew,
    We are sorry for your loss. May God give you all peace, strength and comfort. Your family will be in our prayers 🙏🏻🤍
    We are here for you all if you need anything!

  23. Lori and family, we send our condolences and prayers for y’all during this difficult time and the days ahead. Travis was a wonderful who you could tell absolutely loved his family. ❤️

  24. I’m so sorry for your loss. There’s nothing more I can say than what’s already been said…Travis was a good Christian man who loved his family dearly & deeply and everyone who knew him knew this. I loved when he shared things that Noah and Matthew did and achieved. He was very proud of them and there was none that could compare to Lori. Travis will be greatly missed. Praying for y’all today & for days to come.

  25. All of you are in my prayers❤️ I’m so sorry, the world lost an amazing soul. I love you guys and I’m here for you if you need anything!

  26. Lori, Matthew and Noah, we are so sorry about Travis, we love ya’ll and are praying for you. This separation is very temporary, we will soon see him again, never to be apart again. God’s Grace will take you through this and give you peace!!

  27. Lori. I am so sorry for the families loss. Heaven gain a good man. You and all the kids are in my thoughts and prayer. Praying for Gods peace and comfort in the coming days. If I can do anything please let me know.

  28. Lori, Noah, Matthew….so sorry for your loss. Please know that if you all need ANYTHING just let us know. Boys you are always welcome here and you know that. Anything we can do we will. We love y’all

  29. Sending prayers for Travis’s family at this difficult time. It was a pleasure to know and work with at Southern.

  30. Lori, Noah, Matthew, and all the family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Travis was such a good Christian man who loved his family and was so proud of you all. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We are praying for God’s strength, comfort, and peace for you all. We love you all and are here for you.

  31. Such a great guy. It was nice to work with you over the years at Southern Correctional Institution. Prayers for the family and RIP my former co-worker.

  32. Sorry for your loss may you find peace knowing Lt. Johnson was a good man worked with him here at Southern in Troy N.C.

  33. Lori and family, our hearts are aching for you and the boys! You are in our prayers for strength and peace!
    Ronnie and Barbara Maness

  34. Lorie ,Noah, Matthew so sorry for your loss
    If there is anything I can do please let me know
    Y’all will be in our prayers Robert &Pamela hayes

  35. Lori, Noah, Matthew, Becky and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort and peace that only He can give. You all will continue to be in our prayers.

  36. We are so sorry to hear of Travis’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ken and Vicki Emmons

  37. Lori, Noah and Matthew I’m so very sorry and I have been praying for you. It’s such a wonderful legacy that he leaves behind. It’s a true testament to the person he was.

  38. Mrs. Johnson, Noah, Matthew I am so sad to hear of your loss. May God wrap you in love, comfort, peace, & strength in the coming days. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  39. Lori,Noah,Matthew,Becky and all your family,we were so sad to hear of Travis passing. We pray that God will hold you all close and give you comfort as only He can. We loved seeing all of you at Carolina games! Praying for peace until you see him again. Love, Craig and Brenda Pickler

  40. Praying for the family of Travis. I retired from the prison 21 years ago, and I still remember Travis, good Christian man, well respected employee. I enjoyed working with him.
    God Bless the family.

  41. Lori, Noah, Matthew, and all the family,
    My heart breaks for you as you go through this unimaginable loss. Travis was a wonderful man, and I am thankful that because of his faith in Christ, he is now with his Savior. I am praying for you all in the days, weeks, and months ahead. May God give you His strength, comfort and peace through this difficult time. I love you, and I’m here for you.

  42. My family is one of many that dear Travis had a wonderful impact on. When my son Phillip Baxter went to clubhouse on Wednesday nights with Matthew and Noah at Browns Chapel Church, this is when the boys were young, Travis was definitely God’s helper. Every Wednesday evening sweet little Travis would come to my house and pick up Phillip. I would have taken Phillip to church, but Phillip wanted to go with Travis. Today I could tell he was upset and sad about him. Travis was such a faithful servant of God to come do that for my son every Wednesday. My Prayers are definitely with sweet little Noah and Matthew. Not to mention poor Lori. I just wanted everyone to know what a great man of God he was and a wonderful Father to those wonderful boys. Lori, I love you and your family

  43. Lori please know how sorry I am to hear of Travis’ passing. He was such a joy to talk to. Prayers for you, his boys, daughter and parents as well as his extended family. He was truly one of the best.

  44. Lori, Noah and Matthew, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Travis leaves a legacy behind in his children and May we find peace in God’s word that we shall see him again. God bless each of you. Love Brenda

  45. Lori, I am so sorry about Travis. You all are in my prayers and may God bring you the strength and comfort you will need to get through this.

  46. Lori, Noah, and Matthew, My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. When I would see you and Travis, he was always so friendly and such a great person to be around. You have been a great friend through these last few years and I count it a joy to know you and Travis and the boys. I am praying God will give you comfort and peace now and in the days ahead. Just know that I am here for you. Love you,

  47. With Heart-Felt Sympathy and Prayers 🙏 for Lori, Matthew and Noah. May God hold you especially close through this time. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. So sorry for your loss. Travis was such a kind, sweet man. Always enjoyed talking with him at North Moore band competitions.

  48. Lori, Noah and Matthew, there are no words to express our deep heartache for the loss of your husband and father. May God be ever close to all of you. Whatever you need we are here for you.

  49. What an honor, what a blessing, what a privilege we had to know Travis, and to study the Word of God with him in a weekly Bible study.
    We are saddened by the loss of such a sweet, gentle man, a beloved husband and father. He had the testimony of knowing Jesus Christ as His personal Lord and Savior. Heaven is now sweeter since Travis is there.
    May God uphold you with His peace and His comfort and His strength, and may His promises be real to you during this time.
    With heartfelt sympathy and many prayers for Lori, Noah, Matthew, Becky, Trenton, and the rest of the family.
    Love you

    Love you

  50. Lori and boys. So sorry to hear about Travis. He loved his family. He will truly be missed. May God give you strength and comfort during the days ahead. We are here for you if you need anything. Love y’all.

  51. Lori, Noah & Matthew, I’m so sorry for your loss. We’ll be praying for you guys, prayers for peace and strength through the next days and months to come. Rely on each other when times get hard from time to time, rejoice on the good memories, Travis will live on in them. We’re here if you guys need anything.

  52. Mrs.Lori, Noah And Matthew. We’re sorry for the loss. Many prayers and much love to you all. We enjoyed seeing Travis during the football game. John 14:27

  53. I was so sad to hear of this news..I’m praying for your family…Lt.Johnson was a good man, he always had a helping hand and a encouraging word… especially when it was time for training for DPS. Lt.Johnson will dearly be MISSED at SCI.

  54. Travis was a true gentleman. I worked with him at Southern and he was always willing o help especially when we sponsored fund raisers to help each other in times of need. A true earthly angel taken from us too soon. Rest In Peace Travis and God bless your family during this difficult time. We love you!

  55. So sorry to hear this. I knew him from his excellent work at Southern Correctional, great guy. I’m sure his loss will profoundly affect family and friends. I hope time is healing for those in pain now.

  56. Lori, Noah, and Matthew our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Praying for your peace and comfort. We love you.

  57. Lori, Noah and Matthew.
    Love and prayers to you during this time. We are praying for you.
    Mickey R. Brown

  58. Lori, I remember when you first met Travis all those years ago. ❤️ I have been thinking about when he would occasionally sub for me in my classroom at Elise. The students sure loved Mr. Johnson. One of my favorite memories will always be seeing the many pictures of your sweet family enjoying UNC events in Chapel Hill….always so happy and smiling! (Even if the Heels didn’t always win😊).

    To Lori, Noah, Matthew and all of his family:

    Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    May you all find comfort in knowing that Travis is with Jesus and you WILL see him again.

  59. Lori and children I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you in the days ahead, may God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you comfort, strength and peace!

  60. For the last three weeks (and several hours back in October), Instructor Johnson taught our class of correctional officer cadets (T116-CY2022). Instructor Johnson taught us much more than just the units on Contraband, Searches & Offender Transportation, Team Building, and Report Writing. He shared many stories about his career as a CO and gave us important life lessons, the most important of which was to share your love with family and friends, since none of us are promised tomorrow. We missed you this last week, Instructor Johnson. Our community service project went well and we formed an even stronger bond as a team, while helping others less fortunate than ourselves. We trust you were looking down on all of us as we took the state exam yesterday morning. Thank you for everything you did for us. May you rest in peace and may your memory be for a blessing. Sincerest condolences to your family, friends, and fellow training instructors.

  61. Lori and family are in my prayers tonight as I remember her and her family always being a light in the church as I grew up! I know Travis is in a better place and I wish for Lori and family to be able to feel his comfort!

  62. Sending our heart-felt condolences and prayers to the family, friends and coworkers of Travis. May God bring you the comfort and peace through the grief.

    His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

  63. Dear Lori,
    My son Matt, husband Cameron and I are so very sorry to hear about your loss. I know from my own father’s sudden passing when I was just 24 that these times are indescribably painful. I wish that I could offer meaingful words of wisdom, but all I can say is that, in time, you will be able to celebrate both the joy and laughter of his life at the same time that you carry the sorrow of his passing. Hugs to you and the entire family.

  64. Travis was a good man. It was an honor to know him and to work with him. He will truly be missed. My prayers are with his family, and all of the friends and colleagues he left behind.

  65. Dear Mr Johnson I didn’t get to know you as well as some others as a training Cadet in your last correctional officer basic training class but I’ll definitely remember your impact on me. The life lessons you talk in the classroom as well as how you demonstrated your life and how to live it properly whether in a confined setting or as a family man will always be remembered in my mind. The last words you spoke to me was “are you okay” in a training on how to manage stress and you demonstrated concern for my well-being during a class exercise although simple it was very genuine your concerns for our safety while encountering hostile situations. I’ll appreciate how you greatly influenced I’ll look on community work during our team building exercise. I consider myself blessed to have known you and been affected by your dedication to the community at Large. Rest well in the arms of the Lord until we meet again! My deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family friends and all affected.

  66. Lori and Family,. So sorry to hear about your loss of Travis. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  67. Since coming to OSDT, I have had the honor of knowing Travis for just a short period of time. During that time, his Light for Christ was evident in all his actions. My prayers for his family and friends. Revelation 21:4

  68. Our family is hurting not for Travis, but for ourself. The fellowship we shared Sunday afternoon we will never be thankful. We can see his smiles, the love he had for his family and others. We know he is in a better place called Heaven. Travis loved the Lord and would share with all. We set our goals here on earth to live a Christian life pleasing for the Lord. That is what Travis lived for and his family. Our prayers are with each one, also if you need anything just let us know.

  69. Since coming to OSDT in the last 2 years, I have gotten to know Travis. He always had a smile on his face when I would see him from time to time. And he was always willing to help anyone anytime. He will definitely be missed here at OSDT.

    Many thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.

  70. Mr. Johnson has assisted my team in Apex multiple times. He was very professional and knowledgeable. I was shocked to hear of his passing. May God continue to strengthen his family and grant them with peace that surpasses all understanding. OSDT will most certainly miss Mr. Johnson. My prayers shall continuously be with his family and friends.

  71. I had the pleasure of working with Travis several times of the past couple years. He was always so easy going and kind, and will be greatly missed by our team at Samarcand. RIP my friend.

  72. Lori, sorry for your loss, but you know you will see Travis again. Will pray for you and your family. I was glad to have met him at the class reunion. Love, Carolyn Wright Pulliam

  73. We are praying for you all.Travis was a very kind,caring, special person.He shall be missed by many. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you all in your time of great sorrow. Sending our love and prayers.

  74. My deepest condolences to the entire family and loved ones. I haven’t seen Travis since he was a young man and was always dear and sweet to my heart. I lit a candle and prayer in his memory tonight. Love Aunt Penny.

  75. Travis had that smile that he has on his picture all the time when I worked at Southern Correctional Institution as a nurse 6 years ago when I retired in 2016. When he talked to the inmates, he had that smile. I was shocked to hear he was ill and more shocked as he passed away. He was still giving in the end. May the Lord bless his family now and in the days to come. Prayers for the family. Beverly A. Harris, Mt. Gilead, NC (Former Co-worker of Travis at Southern Correctional Institution, Troy, NC)

  76. Lori, Noah, Matthew, Alexia, and Trenton, Travis was a very special Christian Man; he was always willing to demonstrate God’s love in helping the children in Bible School, Teaching Sunday School, Kids for Christ, and Clubhouse Ministries. He loved his family and his church, as well as others, and this was evidenced in his daily walk with the Lord. We are very grateful that Travis has been part of our life. Our Love and prayers are with you all, Gary and June

  77. I cannot fathom the reason our Lord would call Travis home now. Lori, Noah, and Matthew… I am so sorry. You will remain in my prayers. Love you all.

  78. Lori and family,
    Kim and I are so grieved for you all in your loss of Travis. A kind, friendly and encouraging young man. I admired that he was dedicated to family, church, school and his friends. He will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. We will pray for you. We love you. Kim and Bruce Williams

  79. To the family: Sorry for your loss: You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. ❤️
    Harold, Pat, & Misty Clark
    Psalms 116:15

  80. Prayers for the family, and Noah ww love you and admire your character and steadfastness. You will be a great man just like your dad! Prayers that God will shelter you and your family during this time. But at the end of the day we know we shall meet our loves ones again!

  81. I had the pleasure of working for and with Mr.Johnson. It was a shock to learn of his passing. What a great guy always smiling and was always available to talk to and help anybody out when you needed him. I haven´t seen him in a long time and I just happen to talk to him at a restaurant about a month ago in Asheboro after he had finished his breakfast and was heading to work. I´m am so thankful we got to talk to each other! Prayers to his family he will be greatly missed.

  82. Lori, Noah, Matthew,
    We are so sad to hear of Travis’s passing. Please know that we have you in our thoughts and prayers for God’s comfort and peace.
    Love to all,
    James and Lisa

  83. Lori & Family, it has been a pleasure knowing & working w/ Travis for the past 17 yrs at Southern Corr. Institution before he promoted to OSDT. He was a good friend as well. Travis often spoke of you, the kids & his in-laws. His faith was also so strong. Pls know his Southern Family too is heartbroken. But may we have comfort in knowing we will see him again. Always remember II Timothy 4:7.
    Sending you all my love & many prayers.

  84. Lori and family , I am so sorry for your loss ! I only meet Travis once but he was a friendly nice Guy , I pray God wraps his arms around you at this time and give you peace and comfort as only he can !
    Heaven is sweeter with Travis there but I know he leaves a hole in your hearts but God knows best , we don’t understand but we have to trust God , until we meet again ! God bless you Lori and all the children and family ! Love you Lori

  85. Noah,matthew,Lori. I was so shocked to hear about the passing of Travis. I will miss him . He was a good man . I will never forget his smile. May God bless you and keep you . I love you yall .

  86. I was so sad to hear of this news..I’m praying for your family…Lt.Johnson was a good Supervisor; always helping others & giving good advice; a good man, a good friend; a Family man who cared about his wife & kids. Always had a smile on his face; I’m glad I had the pleasure of knowing & working with Travis (Lt.Johnson) He will truly be missed but not forgotten.

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