Celebration of life services for Travis Lee Hass, 82, of Emory, will be held on Saturday, January 14, at 12:00 p.m., at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Mr. Hass died on January 3, 2023, in Frisco. He was born on September 24, 1940, in Emory, to Clayton Powell and Winnie (Duke) Hass.
Mr. Hass grew up in a very loving environment and could always be found with a smile on his face. He graduated from Emory High School and joined the U.S. Army and served the 87th Ordnance Battalion at Command Headquarters as their Public Information Officer in Germany from 1959-1963.
After the military, Mr. Hass joined the City of Mesquite and began a 32-year law enforcement career. He began as a patrolman in November of 1963 and eventually obtained the position of chief in the fall of 1988. He fostered several programs alongside the Mesquite Independent School District in order to encourage policing with a community feel. He was involved in the Circle 10 Council of the Boys Scouts of America in Mesquite. He was a championship coach for several of his son’s sports teams.
He loved working with his John Deere tractor. He loved to work on it, ride on it, and would schedule his vacation days to mow. To him, riding a John Deere tractor in the Texas heat was better than a day at the beach.
Mr. Hass is survived by his son, Brian T. Hass and wife Trisha of Frisco; grandchildren, Preston T. Hass, Kali VanBuskirk and Chase VanBuskirk; brother, Richard Hass; sisters: Mary Golden and Judy Pruden; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alfred Hass; and sister, LaDois Bean.