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By Gisel Alvarez

By Gisel Alvarez, Photography Editor

Scott Bickley, 53, Travis Rebel class of 1984, who revved up the Travis v Reagan pep rally on October 18 passed away in Florida January 2.

Bickley was among more than 60 Travis Rebel former students from classes 1982-1986 in town for a reunion and participated in the pep rally. Bickley was on the 1984 District Championship Travis Rebel football team.

By By Gisel Alvarez
Former Travis Rebel former students attend Travis v Reagan “Pink Out” pep rally in association with their class reunions. More than 60 former students from classes 1965-1985 were present. Scott Bickley (left), class of 1984 recognizes Carlos Cruz (right), 42-year-veteran Travis Rebel senior government economics teacher, for being a favorite teacher.

After graduating from Travis High, Bickley spent four years in the US Navy and settled in Jacksonville, Florida where he spent his career as a professional wrestling promoter.

A memorial service honoring Bickley’s life will be Sunday, January 27 at 3 p.m., Kinney Avenue Baptist Church,  1801 Kinney Avenue, Austin, 78704. The public is invited to attend.

“ONCE A REBEL, ALWAYS A REBEL!”

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Gisel Alvarez, Photography Editor

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2 Responses to “Former student passes away two months after leading pep rally”

  1. Maria Martinez Vega on January 22nd, 2019 12:03 pm

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  2. Cassandra Smith on January 24th, 2019 3:32 pm

    Thank you Travis for honoring our great friend in this manner. He was the heart of our reunion and our lives. We miss him terribly. He LOVED being able to lead that pep rally. His love of the Rebels was beyond compare!

    “Friendship does not end in death, it continues strong and true;
    For once a Rebel ALWAYS a Rebel – Rebels True, Rebels True!

    Cassandra (Cassy) Smith Class of 1983

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Former student passes away two months after leading pep rally