Michael David Ornelas, 64, of Amarillo, TX passed away on December 30, 2021.
Memorial services will be at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Michael was born in Portland Oregon on February 12, 1957, to Lillian and Rosendo Ornelas.
Michael was our oldest brother and served in the Marine Corp. He attended Amarillo College and received his certificate as an auto mechanic. Growing up you would always see Mike working on his cars or others. Michael had a big heart (he hid it most of the time) but it was there. He had a love for animals and would take every stray in and love them with everything he had.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rosendo Ornelas; his mother, Lillian Estrada; his sister, Rachel Marie Briones; his brothers, Richard Allen Ornelas, Russell Van Ornelas, and Raymond Paul, Ornelas.
Survivors include his sister, Jennifer L Soto, “Daniel Soto”; nieces, Sarai Canales, Iris Soto, Kristen Ornelas, Ashely Griffin, and Dione Briones; and nephews, Robert Martinez, Xavier Soto, Isaiah Conway, Michael Saiz, Steven Briones, Michael A Candelaria, Nicholas Ornelas, and Stevie Briones.
Fly high and be at peace with the life you lived on earth.
2 Replies to “Michael David Ornelas”
I knew Micheal a few years and worked with him on a few jobs. He was always on time for work rain or shine he was there. I remember one time we were working on I-40 and airport road. There was a homeless person just sitting on the side of the road and Micheal went over to him and handed him some money. Never judge a book by its cover. I would have never guessed that Micheal would have known so many Bible scriptures. I really liked Micheal and will miss seeing him around. Love you Brother. Morris
Michael lived his life to the fullest and to his own beat. May he rest in peace and we will be at peace knowing you are in greeted by the rest of your family.