Travis James Michael Bennett

Travis James Michael Bennett, 25, of Freeburg, Illinois, born Monday, January 26, 1987, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at St. Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Travis loved living in the country. He never failed to help someone in need, he always had a smile or a dry joke. His passion was heavy equipment, his 4 wheeler and animal rights. Travis never met a stranger. He had signed an organ donor card and may be able to help 50 plus people.

His is survived by his:

  • Parents: Carole Fletcher and Ronald Bennett
  • Sister: Amy Fletcher
  • Brothers
    • Brett Bennett
    • Ryan Bennett
  • Grandfather: Ace Bennett
  • Special dog Companion: Seva Jett
  • Life long friends
    • Billy Mauch
    • Logan Hicks
    • Mike Crowe
    • Brett Starks
    • Todd Kessler
    • many many more.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Partners for Pets, P.O. Box 445, Troy, IL 62294

Visitation:  Friends may call from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the funeral home, with  Chaplain Cari Frus officiating. Private family interment will be held.

Condolences left for Travis James Michael Bennett:

    May you find peace and smiles with your memories of good times. My love and prayers are extended from my family to yours.

    Kim (Werner) Higgins St Charles MO

    I'm sending my deepest sympathy, and payers for the strength to hold on, to a family who has suffered a devastating tragedy. My heart breaks for your loss! RIP Travis Bennett.....!!!! You ARE loved always!!

    Melinda Wilson Watseka Ill 60970

    Amy, Carole and family,
    Thinking of you. Lots of prayers. No words can ever take away you pain but hopefully joyous memories will ease it.

    Wendy Margenthaler Jester Ellery Ill 62833

    We have been able to gift 7 of Travis' organs. Kidneys, liver x2, pancreas,intestine, and my favorite: HEART

    Carole Fletcher freeburg il 62243

    Ron & Carol -- I can't imagine the pain you are going thru. Even though we're not physically able to be with you, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you always. That is so awesome that Travis was able to touch 7 other lives with his passing and his gift of organs. Been reading his Facebook page and it sounds like he has touched many many lives in his short time with us. Take care. We love you guys.

    Vicki Bennett Normal IL 61761

    We knew Travis through our grandson, Billy Mauch. They were such good friends, and he and the rest of Travis's buddies will have a huge vacancy in their lives, where Travis should be. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy go to you in your loss.

    Bob and Shirley Samples O'Fallon IL 62269

    Sending my warmest of thoughts, hugs, and love.

    Lori Peeples Saint Louis MO 63119

    Trav was family. He grew up with Mike and he was always at our house or Mike was at his. We have so many wonderful memories of Travis that we will treasure forever. Heaven has gotten another angel. We love you Trav and thank God for blessing us with you. Holding you in the light forever.

    Mike and Jennie Crowe Freeburg IL 62243

    Ron,Carol and Family: We were so sorry to here about the loss of Travis from Dave and Vicki. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Praise You and Travis for the thoughtful gift of organs to help so many other people in need out there to be able to go on with their lives. God Bless You all.
    Your Cousin Sheila
    and Your Aunt and Uncle
    Janice and Vern

    Sheila Harmell, Janice and Vern Lewis` Sun City AZ 85351

    Carole and Amy, You are in our hearts throughout this difficult time. We are sending many prayers and much love to help give you both strength. May you find comfort knowing you have an angel watching over you. RIP Travis.

    Juanita, Alyssa, and Christopher St. Charles MO 63301

    Ron, Carol and Family:
    Sending our thoughts and prayers out to you all. Although we weren't able to see you very much over the years you are all thought about often. Travis was an amazing young man and you have so much to be proud of and are blessed with so many happy memories of him. Much love from all of us in Minnesota.
    The Sevelin's
    Shirley, Mark, Linda, Deb and Todd

    Deb (Sevelin) Grant White Bear Lake MN 55110

    To Ron, Carole, Ryan, Brett, and Amy,

    My deepest condolances go out to you all during this time of loss. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him in life, I wish I had. May God be with you now and always.

    Your Cousin,
    Rich Lewis

    Rich Lewis Denton TX 76210

    The old neighborhood will never be the same without Travis racing around on his four wheeler and his dogs in tow. Travis had the fastest dogs I've ever seen. Travis loved his dogs and hanging out in the woods with his buddies. We will miss the excitment Travis brought to the neigborhood. I'm sure God has his hands full with Travis already racing around the Heavens. God bless Carole, and Ron and the Bennett and Fletcher Family.

    Stan, Cheryl, Tabitha, Matt, Caylin, Anthony, Tiff, Xander, Zade and Aubrey Freeburg IL 62243