Steven Cornelius Rumley

Steven Cornelius Rumley
Steven Cornelius Rumley

Steven Cornelius Rumley, 58, of Amarillo, TX died on March 5, 2021, at home, surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.

Steve was born in Spearman, Texas, on July 28, 1962. In May of 1980, he graduated from Knox City High School.  Steve attended TSTI in Amarillo and worked as an ASE Master Certified Chevrolet Technician for over 25 years in Dalhart, Texas.  He took great pride in working hard, supporting his family, being active in Elks Lodge (BPOE #2390), and his community.

Steve cherished friendships that lasted a lifetime.  Friends from all walks of his life supported, celebrated, counseled, and cheered him.  He often ended his phone conversations with “love you, brother”. Steve was a sports man, from his earliest days of playing sports to, putting it mildly, his fanatical and steadfast support of the Dallas Cowboys and the Spurs.  Steve loved music.  He made a point to attend live concerts, could recite lyrics from any number of songs, and loved deafening sound levels from his stereo. Steve’s laugh was full bellied but his giggles were infectious. With a dry satirical twist, he surprised and entertained with his sense of humor and wit. Travel was a delight, exploring new places and creating memories.  He consumed news, journal articles, sports statistics, historical documentaries and alien invasion theories, being well versed in discussing any topic (often with strong opinions!).  Above all, Steve loved his family, sacrificing personal goals to show his dedication to his daughter and others.  His Christian faith brought him comfort as he neared the end of his life.

Steve is survived by his loving daughter, Mary Spencer Rumley, and his love and partner, Raji Bolton, both from Amarillo.  He is also survived by his mother Adele Rumley of Abilene, his uncle, Edwin Cornelius, of Galveston, sisters, Shelly Rumley and Sharon Rumley Leal, of Fort Worth, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and the mother of his daughter.

The Rumley Family would like to thank his dear friends and his caregivers.  Also, thanks to his Doctors, Milan Patel and James Lemert.

A memorial service will be held in Amarillo on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 2:00 P.M., at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Memorials can be made in his name to one’s favorite charity. Donations can also be made to the Knox City High School Scholarship Fund. Contact the KC Principal by mail: Mark Tucker, Knox City High School, 606 East Main, Knox City, Texas 79529.

14 Replies to “Steven Cornelius Rumley”

  1. Knew Steve in Ozona and Austin. We had some awesome times. May he hear our prayers and enjoy time where his spirit goes.

  2. Steve and I were always close as brothers. In fact we called each other brothers. He was a GREAT friend & a GREAT brother and I will miss him very much. We had been best friends for 56 years. I will see Steve again in heaven.

    I love you brother and I miss you but I am glad your not sick – in pain and not suffering anymore.

  3. Mary Spencer, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bill and I are thinking of you, and if we can do anything at all…. please let us know.

    1. Steve was my friend in our school years in Knox City. We normally had lunch together off campus. We rang the hostage bell together. He was a great human being. You will be missed my brother.

  4. Knew Steve back in ozona and always discussed everything from current events to music especially music. Had some good times and he will be missed and may he rock in peace.

  5. He will truly be missed by everyone. Haven’t been able to see my cousin in years but we had so much fun together when we were younger. Prayers for his family.

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