Memorial services for Dr. Edward Leroy Traweek, 88, of Indianola were held on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Dr. Traweek passed away on Wednesday, November 2nd peacefully at home due to a short illness. Arrangements were under the direction of the Boone-Card Funeral Home.
Born in Birmingham, AL, Dr. Traweek moved to Indianola at an early age in 1942, where he went on to graduate from Indianola High school in 1946. Dr. Traweek then attended and graduated from Mississippi State University, where he was a proud member of the Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. In 1950, he accepted a commission in the U.S. Air Force and courageously served during the Korean Conflict as an Air Force bomber pilot. While serving his country, Dr. Traweek was awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was honorably discharged in 1954 and returned to Indianola, where he helped found the Valley Flying Service in 1956. In 1966, Dr. Traweek moved to Tampico, Mexico, where he was engaged in farming until returning to the states in 1971. Upon his return to the states, Dr. Traweek relocated to Texas and received his PhD from Texas A&M University in Educational Administration with a Masters in Educational Psychology. He resided in Bryan, TX for 20 years before retiring as Principal from the Bryan Public School system. In early 1993, Dr. Traweek returned to Indianola, where he enjoyed the friendships of many life long acquaintances and became very close to Mary Anne Allen, with whom he had many cherished memories over the years. An avid traveler with a zest for knowledge and life, Dr. Traweek journeyed all over North America seeking new experiences and sight seeing. He was also a devoted member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
Dr. Traweek is survived by two very grateful sons, Edward Leroy Traweek II of Dallas, TX and John Duke Traweek of Bryan, TX, his former wife, Suzanne Calvert of West Point, MS, and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the Traweek family requests that donations be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 1004, Indianola, MS 38751.