Stephen Christian Sanders “Buddy”, 41, of Amarillo, TX, passed away on November 5, 2020.
Memorial services will be at 1:00 P.M., Monday, November 16, 2020, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, with Pastor Alex Hill officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Christian was born on January 21, 1979 to Sue Sanders Scott and Don Sanders in Amarillo, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents Sue and Don.
He is survived by his son, Parker Sanders; his grandson, Carter Dunivan; his sister, Holly Hill and her husband Pastor Alex Hill; his niece, Hope Hill Amparo; and his nephews, Judah and Josiah Hill.
As a child Christian loved skateboarding which was a lifelong passion of his. He was a shrewd businessman and an Entrepreneur. In his young adult life he started a successful tree trimming business that provided work for many of his friends and family which gave them the opportunity to learn and develop the skills to take on their own tree trimming businesses. Christian had a special gift to make lifetime friendships with everyone he knew. He was one of the funniest and most witty people you’d ever meet. There wasn’t something you could tell him that he didn’t already know, and he always knew the most random facts about the most random things. He was an absolute Food Critic and loved to eat good food. He could hands down sell ice to an Eskimo and if he came knocking on your door he wasn’t leaving until you agreed to have him trim your trees, and you better believe you couldn’t say no – end of story. He was the definition of a fighter and in 2013 he survived a 23 ft. drop from a tree which broke his back and required surgery. While in the hospital he learned that his kidneys were bad and would spend the rest of his years in Kidney failure. In spite of all this his love for his son and his will to live on carried him.
Christian was one of a kind and was loved by so many. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.