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Fidel "Steve" Melendez

December 31, 1961 — December 24, 2023

Amarillo

Steve "FEEL/X" Melendez died peacefully in his home on Christmas Eve in Amarillo, TX at the age of 61.

The family will receive guests on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 from 4pm to 6pm at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia. Rosary will begin at 6pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 10am at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 4100 S. Coulter, with Father John Valdez presiding. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the church. All are welcomed to attend and celebrate Steve’s life.

Steve was born on December 31, 1961 in Dalhart, TX to Fidel and Virginia. He graduated from Dalhart High School in 1980. After moving to Amarillo, Steve began working for Budweiser Distribution Co. on November 16, 1989 and was a loyal Bud Man for 34 years.

His children remember him as a kind, loving, religious, and dependable father who always believed in them and encouraged them to follow their dreams.

Steve was passionate about sports, and anyone who knew him can attest to his ability in football, golf, softball, bowling and especially dancing. He was a generous man who was more than willing to give the shirt off his back.  Steve was an active and devout member of the Catholic Church. A dedicated part of the community, Steve was a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and volunteered for the Eveline Rivers toy drive. To this date, Steve is still a member of the last undefeated, undisputed Dalhart Football District Champions. Go Wolves!

Steve is survived by his parents, Fidel and Virginia Melendez of Dalhart, TX; his four sons and daughter-in-law, Brice, Breck and Kristen, Cameron and Christian as well as his two grandchildren, Owen and Oakley; his five brothers and sisters, Manuel Melendez of Dalhart, Damian Melendez of Amarillo, Lisa Melendez of Amarillo, Denise Martin of Farmington, AR, and Will Melendez of Colorado Springs, CO. The family would like to thank Andie Tate for bringing an immeasurable light to his life and for the love they shared. His sons would like to thank Gale and Rob Stashi and Nikki and Drue Smith for their incredible help during such a difficult time.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel

4100 South Georgia Street, Amarillo, TX 79110

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Rosary

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel

4100 South Georgia Street, Amarillo, TX 79110

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St Thomas the Apostle Parish

4100 Coulter Street, Amarillo, TX 79109

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