Jacob “Jake” Eldridge Travis, age 70, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022, in Columbia, Tennessee.
Jake was born on June 11, 1952, to the late Eldridge Lee Travis, Jr. and Alma Louise West Travis in Hampshire, Tennessee.
The Travis family name is a staple of Hampshire. A legacy that dates back to the pre-Civil war era and holds its regard and esteem through generations.
Jake was a man of many hats and talents. He was especially gifted in his skills as a stone mason. His craftsmanship is admired at the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Polk Memorial Gardens, and The Riverwalk in Columbia, Tennessee. Not only locally, but Jake’s work is also praised across Kentucky, Alabama, and a small Caribbean island. He took great pride in what he could create with his two hands.
There’s a special goldmine that was established in Hampshire named after a very special man, “Jake” Mart. The infamous “Jake Mart” became a cornerstone for community fellowship. Where all Hampshire natives came to gather for laughs, unique goods, and memories. The legend behind “Jake Mart” started with Jake’s love for collecting. He was an avid yard sale shopper that grew a little larger than expected, and with great ambition led to the grand opening of “Jake Mart”. You can find your go-to essentials, as well one of the kind items, like Elvis Hair, a hang glider, and even certified dinosaur terrestrial matter, regardless of what your needs are you’ll always be greeted with a smile. A man of generosity, not only with his time but his efforts, Jake would go out of his way to help others.
Above all else, Jake treasured his family. Always cherished the times he spent with his grandchildren, showing them the art of fishing and sharing funny stories. He will be deeply missed by all the lives he touched.
In addition to his parents, Jake is preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Travis.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children: Jessica Travis (Tyler) Hargrove, Rebecca “Becky” Travis (Brian) Hamm, Jason Travis, and Chelle Hughes; Grandchildren: Ryker Cole Hargove, Amelia Kate Marie Hargrove, Jaycee Travis, (Daughter of Jason Travis and Monica) Raylin Humphrey (Shelley); Brothers: Gentry (Renee) Travis, and David (Barbara) Travis.
The family will be receiving friends and visitors at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, with a Celebration of Life commencing at 4:00 PM.
The care of Mr. Jacob and his family has been entrusted to the staff of Williams Funeral Home. To share words of comfort and condolences, please visit