Travis Paul Nicholson, 40, passed away April 27, 2021. Travis was born to August 22, 1980 to Randy and Barb (McCord) Nicholson. A celebration of Travis's life will take place at 5:00pm, May 15, 2021 at Camp Vader, 5936 108th Ave. in Indianola. \r\nTravis is survived by his children; Noen Tao, Brue Bonham, and Iylie Rune, parents; Randy and Barb Nicholson siblings; Tina (Clarence) Wilson and Toby (Elizabeth) Nicholson, grandmother; Grace McCord, nieces and nephews; Zion (Hannah), Mazzy, Sawyer, Emery, Jake (Jade), Breanna, and Avery, his "lady buddy" Lara Benjamin, and many aunts, uncles, and close friends. \r\nTravis was preceded in death by his grandfathers; Bernard Nicholson and Lynn McCord.\r\nMemorials in Travis's name can be made out to Barb Nicholson to be given to his children. \r\n"I will miss his smile and his weird sense of humor. I will miss him walking in our house and cleaning out the leftovers. Always having a smile on his face. He was like a force of nature, blowing into people's lives like a tornado. Strong, stubborn, full of life, and love. He was one of a kind for sure. He loved his family and friends with a passion, especially his children. He was a loyal friend who would help without hesitation. Travis is and always will be my son even though he is gone from this world. My heart will forever have him in it even though it is breaking. I hope my baby finds peace" -James Robert, Jimmy Bob, G Bob, (Mom)\r\n"He'd do anything for anyone, and he'd do anything TO anyone for a laugh" - Toby\r\n"He was a free spirit. He loved all children and cherished his own the most" - Dad\r\n"His legacy and philosophy that will forever live on is and was clothing is always optional" - Tina\r\n"Travis was a wild man with a wild spirit" - Anonymous\r\n"Trav was chaos, which was sometimes beautiful, sometimes terrifying, and sometimes just obnoxious. He was always himself, no matter the situation. If you felt uncomfortable around him, it was absolutely on purpose. He loved taking people out of their comfort zones. Sometimes that made people better humans, and sometimes it just really ticked them off. Everything he did, he did full force. There was no middle ground. If he loved you, he loved you to the ends of the earth. If he was doing a project, you could be sure it would be perfect. If he was messing with you, you could be sure you were in for it, so you could either roll with it or run away. He had the best laugh. It's likely that everyone who knew him had seen him naked at some point. He always stressed that you only get one life, and if you're doing things you don't like with people you don't want to be around, you're wasting it. He truly did live like every moment could be his last. The world will never see another one like him." - Lara "Lady Buddy"