William Harold Traver


William Harold Traver, 65, of Memphis, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Bill was a long-time figure 8 racecar driver at Sportsdrome Speedway and Salem Raceway. He spent 43 years as a truck driver and most recently worked for 10 years with Estes Express. Bill enjoyed fishing and especially loved spending time with his family and his dogs.

He was born on September 7, 1953 in Warsaw, Indiana to the late Richard and Mary (Shafer) Traver. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his Sisters, Donna Traver and Carol Lewis.

Bill is survived by his loving Wife of 46 years, Deborah Traver; Daughter, Stephanie (Danny) Branham; Grandsons, Justin (Cortney) Branham and Gage Branham; Brother, Rick (Karen) Traver; and Sister, Mary Lou (Fermon) Russell.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).

To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Published on May 2, 2019
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6 posts

Debra Thissell
May 08, 2019
Uncle Bill was truly a man of integrity. He was liked by so many friends. But his family loved him immensely. I have always looked up to my Uncle Bill. He was like a father that I never had. And he will truly be missed. I thank God for the memories I will always cherish of this wonderful man. Rest easy Uncle. Go be with the rest of our family in Heaven. Until we see each other again. The world is a dimmer place because you are not here anymore. You will be missed terribly. I will always live you my sweet Uncle
Jack Glenn Hamilton
May 07, 2019
I are so sorry for your loss. I lost track of my cousin years ago and could not connect. Just know I think of him often. My prayers are with him and his family. Jack Hamilton
Karla Branham-Lorey-Donalhe
May 06, 2019
Debbie Iā€™m so sorry for your loss šŸ™šŸ»šŸ„°ā™„ļø
Debbie Traver
May 06, 2019
He was and is my bestfriend my love and my life. He will always be with me. I will see him again someday. Rest easy my love.
Bonnie Traver and Pam Reynolds Barnett
May 05, 2019
Was so sorry to hear of the loss of this fine young man. I would like to have come down for the services, but Im not a good travler any longer. I love all of you with all my heart. And if I was able would be by your side. Love you Billy. and of cource the rest of the family too. Aunt Bonnie.

So sorry for your loss. I've know Bill at different stages in my life time. He always treated me as I was a welcomed friend and I will always be greatful.. See you again on the other side Bill.
Gary Langley
May 03, 2019
So sorry for the loss of Bill a really good man and friend God bless all his family