Colby Scott Flow of Amarillo, Texas, was born March 20, 2001, and passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Colby attended Puckett Elementary, Crockett Middle School, and was a 2019 graduate of Amarillo High School. Colby loved and was always competitive in sports from a young age; he was tough on the football field, quick as lightning on the basketball court, and spiderlike on a rock-climbing wall (even as the smallest athlete in the competition). Ultimately, Colby gravitated to golf as his sport of choice, where he excelled and became one of the top players in the Texas Panhandle. He was exceedingly proud of being a Team Captain on the Amarillo High Sandie Varsity Golf Team, where he assisted his team winning a District Title.
Colby was a faithful Christian man, having grown up attending Central Church of Christ (Amarillo) and, most recently, the Church of Christ at the Colonies (Amarillo). He enjoyed participating in youth group activities and camping at Camp Blue Haven in Las Vegas, New Mexico, where he was baptized by his father. As he matured, he routinely assisted with congregational worship by serving communion, leading prayer, and reading Scripture.
Upon graduation from Amarillo High School, Colby enrolled in the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), from which he had received an Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) Scholarship. Colby returned to Amarillo to complete his college career, where he enrolled at West Texas A&M University’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. Colby was a dedicated student, routinely appearing on the Dean’s List and the President’s List. Recently, Colby was honored to be inducted into the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Colby was scheduled to attend WT’s Spring 2023 Graduation on May 13, 2023, to receive his Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in Finance. Colby had already applied to, and had been accepted into, WT’s Master’s Program, where he was excited that he would be seeking a Master’s Degree in Finance.
Colby was an extremely dedicated and hard-working young man. While enrolled as a full-time student at WT, Colby worked for Walgreens Pharmacy for over two years, where he learned valuable lessons in leadership and teamwork from his trusted friend and colleague LaNadia. Colby was considering a career as a lawyer and, most recently, had begun working as a Legal Assistant at Flow Law Firm.
Colby’s many interests included a deep understanding of the US financial markets and their inter-play with the global economy and geo-politics, which he followed on a daily basis, and about which he was always willing to have a detailed conversation (you needed only to ask and then hang on). He was passionate about his list of the greatest movies of all time and could endlessly discuss and defend his position on his list. He was known for his exceptional ability to quote the movies that he loved (some from beginning to end). Colby loved to laugh and could always be counted on for a joke, a snappy retort, and his quick sense of humor.
Colby was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Gay Nell Flow of Austin, his paternal grandfather, Harvie Mac Pruitt and his wife, Charis Pruitt of Lubbock, and his adopted grandfather Alton Leroy “Pop” Haines of Amarillo. Colby is survived by his proud parents, Scott and Brenda Flow of Amarillo, his sister Cassidy Flow Beakley and husband, Lee, and his nephew, Asher, of Amarillo, his sister Chelsea Flow Stirman and husband, Riley, of San Antonio, his paternal grandfather, Richard R. Flow and wife, Cindi, of Kennebunk, Maine, his maternal grandmother, Celia Pruitt, of Lubbock, his adopted grandmother, Linda Haines, of Amarillo, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins from across the state of Texas and beyond.
Colby suffered a massive and fatal heart attack on Monday, May 8, 2023, while at work. Medical analysis and a battery of tests have yet to explain this unexplainable tragedy. The family wishes to thank Jennifer, Adrianne, Jazmine, Berkley and the team of caregivers at Northwest Texas Hospital for the care, kindness, and compassion that they showed Colby. Colby was a shining light in this world; he was a deep thinker, a trusted and faithful friend, a passionate listener, and a beloved son and brother. He was greatly loved and will be missed by many. He is gone too soon.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M., Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the Church of Christ at the Colonies, 4500 Wesley Road, Amarillo, Texas. Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 12, 2023, at the Church of Christ at the Colonies, with Bret McCasland officiating.
29 Replies to “Colby Scott Flow”
I’m so very sorry for your loss! May God comfort and keep you!
I’m stunned and heartbroken. I just met Scott and Colby at Church a day or two before his passing. I could not have been welcomed in a friendlier fashion. This is just awful and know that we are all looking to Jesus for comfort. I pray that you and your family can find a small piece of that comfort in the arms of the LORD. I’m not sure that there’s anywhere else to turn? Love, blessings, and shared tears from the Gifford family.
Old Central Youth Group Intern here. As crazy as middle & high schoolers tend to be it’s also one of the most amazing times to be apart of their lives. It’s a time of their life where they really start to figure out who they are. Zach and I both remember vividly how funny and what a surprisingly deep thinker Colby was even at such a young age. It was a true joy to watch him come out of his shell on his journey to becoming the man he was. Our hearts are shattered by the news of his passing and our prayers go out to the Flow family.
May the good God of Heaven be with you. My prayers are with you. MISS ANNETTE
We are praying for all of the family. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Our heartfelt sympathy for this great loss. What a full and beautiful life although too short. Prayers for all of this special family!
Terry and Gayla Pope
Dickie and I are so deeply sorry to hear about your devastating loss of Colby. Please know we are praying for all of you at this very difficult time. May God surround you with comfort and peace as you walk this painful journey.
Much love, Dickie and Becky Porche
George and I are broken-hearted for all of you. I can not imagine how painful this is. We love you all! George and Gaye
What a great tribute to Colby. Yet we are at a loss for words. The Hays family shares with you the grief of losing Colby. We pray that in the coming days, God grants you peace that surpasses understanding, and the strength to somehow carry on.
Best wishes and God bless you all.
Collin, Paula, Ben, & Mollie
We are beyond words. So very sorry for this walk. We are praying
The Stone family
My heart breaks for the family of Colby as he left us all too soon as he had so much more to give in this world.
I had the honor of knowing Colby at AHS as he assisted us in the front office as an aide.
Thoughts and prayers sent to all for strength and comfort.
John and I are heartbroken. We are wrapping you in our hearts and prayers.
Beautiful tribute to Colby. We love you!
Such a sudden tragedy! Deepest sympathy for all of you. Prayers for God’s comfort.
Scott, Brenda, Cassidy, and Chelsea,
There are no words for your loss. Colby was truly a special young man! He has always been so personable and polite. Scott and I were talking about what a cute, fun spirited, and bright kid he was. We were so impressed by his Bible knowledge at such a young age when we taught him in Bible class. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you in his loving arms and bring you comfort that only he can provide. We love you!
Scott & Rachel Martin family
wow so shocked! any thing i can do to help let me know…..college roomy #1 (acu) i ll be in amarillo fri 11 am
Mark and I are so very sorry to hear of precious Colby’s passing! Please know we will be praying for all of you in the coming days and weeks!!
Brenda, I’ve had you and yours on my heart since I heard. I’m so very sorry.
Oh Brenda and Scott and girls, my heart aches for you. I still remember him as a little boy…the sweetest little boy at the Colonies. My son Greg and Colby were in Sunday school together and he was extremely sad to hear about his passing. Sending you lots of love and prayers. And may Colby rest in peace in glory with our Lord and Savior….and one day everyone with be together again.❤️
Prayers for all in your coming days and years.
Fitting tribute. I am so sorry for this suffocating loss.
We are so sad to hear of this news and grieve with the Flows during this horrible time. The few times I saw Colby he was always smiling and looked like he was having such a good time. He exuded joy and had such a wonderful spirit about him.
Deepest sympathies to Scott, Brenda, and the kids from the Pruitts in Lubbock.
I hurt so much for all of the Flow family and for all of Colby’s friends. Heaven called home a good one. May God’s love, peace, grace, and mercy be with you all.
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family. May he rest in peace. Looked like a tremendous young man!
Beautiful tribute. So sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Colby was a fine young man and will be missed dearly.
This is a beautiful tribute to Colby. I have so sorry for this tremendous loss.
Hugs and prayers sent to the family.. I’m so shocked and saddened by this news.. Praying hard…
I am heartbroken to hear of Colby’s passing. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers for each of you. Colby was a great student, always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He was fun to teach and enjoyed learning. I know he will be greatly missed.