The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 22, 2013

Travis Schoonover


OAKWOOD — Travis “TJ” Schoonover, 19, of Oakwood, passed away at 2:04 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, due to a car accident.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1993, to Travis Schoonover and Patricia Woodson in Urbana.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Woodson of Urbana, and father, Travis (Heather) Schoonover of Oakwood; brothers, Brian Woodson of Urbana and Nikolas White of Oakwood; sister, Brianna Schoonover of Oakwood; grandparents, Ron and Wanda White; and grandma, Twyla Steiner; girlfriend, Ashley Dawnn; the Woodson, Schoonover, White, Finley and Clifton families; and numerous friends who were touched by his life.

A graduate of Oakwood High School, Travis was an avid video game player who enjoyed reading books, wrestling and spending time outside fishing. Travis loved to cook. He dreamed of one day becoming a gunsmith.

An animal lover at heart, he will be missed by his puppy Myla and dogs Blue, Taz, Tyson, Riley, Gyliath, Sadye, Toby, Jack-Jack and Ozzy. A great friend and protector to those he loved, Travis will be remembered for his caring nature and belief in doing what was right.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel in Oakwood, with Pastor Raymie Gordon officiating. A visitation will be held prior to services from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Oakwood.

Memorials may be made in Travis’ name to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at

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