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Joel 'Travis' Pepper

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff

Joel "Travis" Pepper, of Casper, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Casper. He was 42 years old.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Walking With Christ Church.

Joel "Travis" Pepper was born Dec. 7, 1971, in Salt Lake City, the son of William Ronald Pepper and V. ReNae Wright Pepper.

On June 1, 1999, he married the love of his life, Lisa Dawn Holdaway, and they had one son, Laven Harmelink.

He worked as a sales manager at White Mountain Motors in Casper.

His family said he worked hard, made friends easily and quickly gained the trust and respect of people. They said he would do anything within his power for friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and complete strangers. He was known to stop and give a $5 bill to anyone alongside of the road, and if they had a dog with them, they got a little more. They said he loved riding his motorcycle and shooting his gun, but he loved his family and wife most of all.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Pepper; son Laven Harmelink; parents ReNae and Don Hedges of Riverton; brothers Darrell of Riverton, Todd of Riverton, Danny of Glenrock, Darwin of Casper and Michael of Murry, Utah; and sister Machelle of Crescent City, Calif., Julie of Denver.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Ronald Pepper, his maternal and paternal grandparents, and the wagging tails of Maximus, Lucius, Deslie and Roxie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the PepperFamilyReliefFund@gofundme.com or at Wyo Central Federal Credit Union in Casper.

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