My perspective is this-
I have always had a great deal of respect for Travis as he lived by the rules (right or wrong) that he believed to be true. He made his own path through life and followed nobody.
Travis was the type of person that you could call at anytime on anyday for help and he would be there, he truly was that kind of guy. 18 months ago Travis came to me and offered his friendship when life was not at its best. The problem was that Travis was not very good at asking or accepting help, no matter where or who the source was. I believe Travis knew very well that he had people he could have turned to, but made the choice not to. He was impulsive and reactionary and that combination can be fun as well creating some oh boy moments.
Travis has more friends than I think he ever realized. Sure he had his enemies, but none more so than himself and that is something that he was always well aware of. As selfish of an act as the situation may appear to be, through eyes of frustration I believe he felt that his actions would be inflicting less pain to those that he loved and loved him, actions that we all know not to be true. Travis was blessed with great children and ultimately for the last few years a beautiful woman that loved him unconditionally. Sadly he still struggled to use all the positives around him to squash the negatives.
Travis I will miss your brutal honesty and exciting personality. You were a friend when I least expected it! You did it by your rules R.I.P.