L. Travis Olive, Jr.

March 31, 1944 - March 17, 2008

03/31/1944 - 03/17/2008

Past Services

Thursday March 20, 2008
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Virginia Beach; L. Travis Olive, Jr., 63, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008 at a local hospital.

He was born in Raleigh, NC the son of the late Leo Travis Olive, Sr. and Louise Goodwin Olive. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in US Navy. Mr. Olive retired from Square D Company. He loved bass fishing, was a Lifetime member of FLW Outdoors, he loved the beach, beach music and to Shag Dance.

He is survived by his loving wife of five years Patricia L. Bailey; son, Travis M. Olive of Raleigh, NC; two step sons, TJ Thomasson of Ashville, NC and Christopher Thomasson of Virginia Beach; two granddaughters, Mary and Rebekah Thomasson of Ashville; one sister, LuNeta Vaughan of Raleigh, NC. He is predeceased by two brothers, Fred A. Olive, Sr. and Jimmy L. Olive both of Raleigh, NC

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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candy weatherspoon
8 years ago

Big Travis has always held a special place in all of our hearts. We could recall many stories that he told us and times we spent together. However, there is one Christmas memory that will never fade or be forgotten. It was a “Special” Christmas gift that no one could give like Uncle Travis. We will never let this tradition fade. You were always our favorite uncle, and it will always remain. We love you!

Candy and Michelle

LeAnne Stephens
8 years ago

I don’t have any memories of Travis. I do know many of his friends, and have heard many a tale. From what I have seen and heard, he was one of the best friends anyone could ask for. He will be greatly missed.

Don and Linda Overby
8 years ago

I have known Travis for roughly 45 years. The beauty of that friendship is it’s depth. Those of us who grew up with Travis had a special bond; once a friend always a friend. He truly cared about his friends no matter the distance. I was lucky to be among that group. He is and will be greatly missed. Thanks Travis for a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Don and Linda Overby

8 years ago


Travis & Pamela Stephens
8 years ago

It has been said that; “a friend is a gift you give yourself.” Travis had many gifts, my wife and I among them. I’m proud to know that I was named after Travis. He was a ‘father figure’ in my life; for that and many other things we are greatful.

We love you Pat, and will be in touch; always.

Travis and Pamela

Mike & Sherry Stephens
8 years ago

Missed and loved by all….A good friend….to my family, and part of our family…………

Love to you Pat……

Mike and Sherry

8 years ago

My deepest symathy to you, Pat, and your family. Travis will be missed by all of us. Keep your happy memories close to you as you face the diffcult days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Sharon

Susanne P Hobbs
8 years ago

One of Bill Hobbs’ best friends and a good friend to me. I will miss you !!

Pat, call me anytime!! I promise to stay in touch.

Mary Pat Hicks
8 years ago

Pat and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss Travis deeply. He was so much fun to be around and oh he did love to dance. Treasure your memories, they will see you through the bad times and put a smile on your face when you least expect it.

Take care,

Mary Pat

Jill & Steve Blair
8 years ago

Pat our hart’s & prays go out to you and yours.Travis was a great guy and well be so missed.We where blessed to be able to call him our friend and I was blessed to see him every day for years at SQ.D.He always made me smile even when it was not a great day for me he could tell a joke & my day was better.Love to you

Bob & Monica Mills
8 years ago


Please except our deepest symathy for your loss. We did not know Travis for that long, but he made a deep and lasting impression on all who met and talked with him. I have fond memories of the lively chats we had while tipping a few cold ones, and will miss his company. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Bob & Monica Mills

Jeff Sturm
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss and its a loss for all that knew Travis.I will always remember all the Fishing Trips that Travis went on with all his fishing buds,We are all thinking about him at this time Regards Jeff Sturm

Jerry & Terri Wilburn
8 years ago

Travis has been a dear friend since childhood. I will never forget the time we were just out of high school. We thumbed to Fort Lauderdale, Fl. with two dollars and fifty cents between us. Somehow we made it. He will always be in my heart. With our deepest regrets to his family.

William Vaughan
8 years ago

Travis is my brother inlaw, but he became a freind through fishing. We logged a lot of miles going to tournaments and fishing for fun. I am a better person because of the time spent with Travis. He pushed me to be a better fisherman, and I owe a lot of my success to what I learned from him. Pat you know you can count on LuNeta and me to help you any way we can

God Bless


Robert & Holly Stephens
8 years ago

Travis was my DadâÄôs best friend growing up and as an adult. I did not get to met him until I was a teenager but dad spoke of him all the time as I was a child telling me stories that are very hard to believe. But when you met Travis Olive you really would not know what to expect.

He was very much apart of my family and will be greatly missed!

Jan Lyall
8 years ago

Travis was one of my dearest friends in the whole world we had some of the best times together and more laughs then 100 people ever have in a lifetime…when I think of Travis I will always remember…. the OD Pavillion,bloody marys at sos sitting on the beach…our famous Lake week-end..102…just fun fun and more fun..love ya buddy jan

Corie Blair Fitts
8 years ago

Travis worked with both my motherJill and Grandmother Sharon at Square D for many years I was a friend of him and his son. Very sad to hear the news of him passing. I know that he will always be remembered and loved. God Bless you all during this difficult time and my condolences are with you.

Janice Duggins
8 years ago

Travis, Thank you for the many years we spent together as friends and husband and wife–Thank you for our son and always remaining one of my best friends. Know you are fishing. Watch over Pat and Travis. Always, Janice

Andy Adams
8 years ago

With deepest sympathy. I know Travis is on that great bass pond in the sky.

8 years ago