In Memory

Mark Travis

Mark Travis

Mark "Trapper" Travis, 58, of Marco Island, died unexpectedly from cardiac surgery complications on Friday, Sept. 2, in Petoskey, Mich.

Services will be private.


Travis and his family have owned and operated Trapper Custom Marine of Marco Island and Naples for more than 23 years.


Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Debbie; sons, Neil and Jason; grandchildren, Kaelyn Travis, Carter Travis, Savannah Adamski, Brandon Chaney and Tyler Chaney; in-laws, Roland and Jean Padgett; brother, Cliff Travis; sister-in-law Wendy (Ed) Vehling, two nieces and two nephews.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, 2801 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Cleveland, OH 44104.

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09/13/11 01:05 AM #1    

Joyce Reinhardt (Francis (Class Of 1970))


Mark's widow is Debra Jean Padgett Travis ~ NEHI 72

Family Business History:

Established in the late 70's by Mark Travis, Trapper Custom Marine originally began as a custom boat outfitting business in St. Petersburg, FL, offering one of a kind rigging and electronics installations. He moved TCM to Marco Island in 1988, and became Marco Island's first full line Yamaha outboard dealer.

Over the past 20+ years, we have grown into a full service boat and motor dealership, offering a full selection of quality boats and the reliability of Yamaha outboards - all while staying true to the business' origins by maintaining our custom rigging shop where our attention to detail is unmatched.

In 2003, Mark was joined by his sons, Neil and Jason, both former Coast Guard officers, who run the sales departments at both locations, and also focus on TCM's core value - making sure our customers are happy!

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