Travis Matthew Sellers (Bud), a native of Wentzville, MO, died unexpectedly on May 17, 2019, at the age of 35.
Travis is survived by his parents, Ron and Dianne Sellers; his sister, Tara (Ron) Massman; his daughter, Rozyn Rein; his grandmother, Arneita Williams; his nephew and niece, Haden and Alyssa Massman; aunts, uncles and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Ona Lucille Sellers; his grandfathers, Don Sellers and Ron Williams. Travis was born in St. Charles, MO on July 3, 1983. He was a 2001 graduate of Wentzville Holt High School, where he was avid in wrestling. Many times he would wear a trash bag under his clothes for the school day so that he could make weight for the event that afternoon. He attended Missouri Valley College and Fort Scott Community College, majoring in Marketing. He left college to pursue his life’s dream of being a professional bull rider. He took great pride in being a bull rider, as well as being able to help those who wanted to start riding. He was most at home surrounded by the sounds and smells of the rodeo arena. Following the rodeo trail from a young age, Travis qualified for many finals throughout his life. During his high school career he was a National High School Rodeo finals qualifier. Following in his father’s footsteps, Travis began to enter PRCA rodeos and make his presence known. In 2005 he would go on to win the Great Lakes Circuit, 20 years after his father won the same title. His highest paid winning came when he split 1st and 2nd at the PBR in Cheyenne, WY in 2010, clenching his spot at the 2010 PBR World Finals. He settled in Fort Collins, CO and enjoyed spending time with his buddies, his dog, and at the gym. His smile was the first thing everyone noticed about him. He could walk into a room, turn on the charm and have everyone laughing and enjoying themselves. He was the life of the party and always the center of attention. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2 p.m. at the National Equestrian Center , 6880 Lake Saint Louis Blvd, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Western Sports Foundation. There will be a donation box at the Ceremony of Life or you can visit https://www.westernsportsfoundation.org/donate/