Travis Morgan Sanders

A Celebration of Life for Travis Morgan Sanders, 23, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Friday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bob Leiste officiating. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Travis died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Osage County, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born June 4, 1990, in Lawrence, the son of Richard Morgan Jr. and Regina W. Waters Sanders. He graduated from Lawrence High School, where he played football and baseball. He later attended Pratt Community College, where he played baseball, and graduated from Emporia State University with a bachelor’s degree in health promotions. He worked as an intern strength coach for the Dodgers and Pirates minor league clubs before being employed by the Lawrence School District as a paraprofessional at South Middle School. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his parents, Lawrence; a sister, Allison Carnagie and husband Brent, Eudora; paternal grandparents Richard Morgan Sr. and Wanda Westbrook Sanders, Kaufman, Tex.; nephews Houstyn and Myric Carnagie; and his girlfriend, Hannah Carlson.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Carnagie Children’s Educational Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at

An article about Travis appears in today’s online and print versions of the Lawrence Journal-World.