In memory of
TRAVIS RATTAN
In memory of
TRAVIS RATTAN
Travis E. Rattan, Jr. Aug. 31, 1926 - May 1, 2020 NICHOLS HILLS Travis E. Rattan, Jr. age 93, born in Dalhart, TX to Travis E. and Eufaula (Polly) Van Pelt Rattan. They lived in Dalhart and Paducah, TX until 1938. The family moved frequently with the war department before relocating to Oklahoma City in 1943. Graduating from Classen HS in OKC in 1945, he attended Oklahoma City University before joining the Army. He was assigned to the 795th MP Battalion at the Luzon Japanese POW Camp, Philippines, later, transferring to the 738th in Manila. Upon discharge, he attended OU and finished his degree at Central State University in 1951. He met and married Clare Mae Schmeusser in 1950. They celebrated 70 years together in January 2020. After college, he worked at Tinker AFB before transferring to FAA in 1960. He retired in 1975 to spend time raising cattle at the family ranch. He partnered with his sons in various business operations, the first being Phil's Tire & Auto Repair. Later, as VP of Rattan Consulting Inc., he worked daily until his death. Travis and Clare were longtime members of First Christian Church in OKC before moving to Crown Heights Christian. A Master Mason of Siloam Chapter 276, he belonged to the Young Men's Club, Revelers, and the Regency Club. He was a founding member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and a member of the National Cattlemen's Association. Travis is survived by his wife, Clare; and their three sons, Travis P. (wife Patti), Philip E. (wife Kathy), and Christopher B. (wife Judy); five grandchildren, Travis B. Rattan (wife Megan), Kristin Rattan Southerland (husband Daron), Robbie Rattan (wife Sara), Lauren Rattan, and Hampton Rattan; plus four great-grandchildren, Caroline and Drexel Southerland and Colt and Ava Rattan. In lieu of flowers, donate to the Salvation Army or to OMRF. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on May 30, 2020, at Crown Heights Christian Church in OKC. Due to the pandemic, the service is family only. The memorial will be streamed live at https://crownheights.online.church/
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4020 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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In memory of
TRAVIS RATTAN
Travis E. Rattan, Jr. Aug. 31, 1926 - May 1, 2020 NICHOLS HILLS Travis E. Rattan, Jr. age 93, born in Dalhart, TX to Travis E. and Eufaula (Polly) Van Pelt Rattan. They lived in Dalhart and Paducah, TX until 1938. The family moved frequently with the war department before relocating to Oklahoma City in 1943. Graduating from Classen HS in OKC in 1945, he attended Oklahoma City University before joining the Army. He was assigned to the 795th MP Battalion at the Luzon Japanese POW Camp, Philippines, later, transferring to the 738th in Manila. Upon discharge, he attended OU and finished his degree at Central State University in 1951. He met and married Clare Mae Schmeusser in 1950. They celebrated 70 years together in January 2020. After college, he worked at Tinker AFB before transferring to FAA in 1960. He retired in 1975 to spend time raising cattle at the family ranch. He partnered with his sons in various business operations, the first being Phil's Tire & Auto Repair. Later, as VP of Rattan Consulting Inc., he worked daily until his death. Travis and Clare were longtime members of First Christian Church in OKC before moving to Crown Heights Christian. A Master Mason of Siloam Chapter 276, he belonged to the Young Men's Club, Revelers, and the Regency Club. He was a founding member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and a member of the National Cattlemen's Association. Travis is survived by his wife, Clare; and their three sons, Travis P. (wife Patti), Philip E. (wife Kathy), and Christopher B. (wife Judy); five grandchildren, Travis B. Rattan (wife Megan), Kristin Rattan Southerland (husband Daron), Robbie Rattan (wife Sara), Lauren Rattan, and Hampton Rattan; plus four great-grandchildren, Caroline and Drexel Southerland and Colt and Ava Rattan. In lieu of flowers, donate to the Salvation Army or to OMRF. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on May 30, 2020, at Crown Heights Christian Church in OKC. Due to the pandemic, the service is family only. The memorial will be streamed live at https://crownheights.online.church/
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Crown Heights Christian Church
4020 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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