Steven D. Vaught – October 2, 2011

Steven D. Vaught “Pa-Pa”,60, of Amarillo died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.
Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2011 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Casual attire.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Steve was born December 16, 1950, to Glenn and Wanda Vaught and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1970. Steve married Debbie Small on June 30, 1972.  He retired from NuStar Energy in San Antonio, TX in 2009.
His family meant the world to him. His passion was riding his Harley all over the United States, which he rode through 47 of the 50 states.
He was preceded in death by his mother Wanda Vaught & father Glenn Vaught.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Vaught of Amarillo; 2 daughters, Lindsey Vaught & husband David Pitt and Jamie Mundell & husband TJ, all of Amarillo; a sister, Jerilyn Vaught of Mexico; 2 nieces and a nephew; 3 granddaughters and 3 grandsons who he loved dearly, and many friends who he cherished.
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0 Replies to “Steven D. Vaught – October 2, 2011”

  1. I miss you more and more everyday Dad. I know you are riding in the heavens with the Angels. Wish you were here with us. <3

  2. Debbie and family, just got off the phone to get the news. I am so sadden by this tragic incident, For you and the family.
    Words come up too short and don”t measure up in a lost like this, so all I will say is that you and the family are in my prayers , and in the days to come may the Peace of God that passeth all understanding comfort you.Please let me know if there any thing I can do for you guys going forward.

  3. Debbie, Jamie and Lindsey,
    Words cannot express the deep sorrow that we all feel. You are much beloved, and hope that you may lean upon your many friends and family should you require strength. You are all in our thoughts.

  4. After riding the Harley’s with Steve through 44 states and over 60,000 miles I can honestly say that he was an amazingly friend. He was loyal to his wife, his family, his friends and his country. I was proud to ride with him and proud to be his friend. I will miss him a lot, and I will never stop looking for him in my rear-view mirror.
    Steve… For all the memories… From Maine, to Beartooth, to Natchez Trace, the Dragon, Canada, Big Bend and countless others… thanks pal. You are the greatest Black Knight of them all! Ride in Peace my friend. You will not be forgotten.

  5. We are so sorry and want you to know that we have been thinking of you and wish you comfort. We have missed you both since you moved from Boerne and remember our good times together with fondness.

  6. Debbie,
    We were so sorry to hear about the accident.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family as you go through this most difficult time.

  7. Debbie and family,
    No words I have can ease your pain right now, but please know that I am with you in spirit. I worked with Steve off and on from his 1st day at the Dumas refinery until retirement. I always enjoyed Steve’s upbeat attitude. We are the same age and Steve retired just a few months before I did. We talked often of our retirement plans. I met you just one time at Willie’s at Leon Springs just before you all moved back to Amarillo. I know exactly what you are going through. God will not leave you comfortless.

  8. Debbie,
    Lou Anne and I are so sad from hearing about Steves death. He will be missed dearly. We both have wonderful memories of the great times we had together thru the years. He was a great friend,father and husband. Your family and loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mike & Lou Anne

  9. Debbie,
    Lou Anne and I are so sad from hearing about Steves death. We have nothing but wonderful memories of Steve and all of us being together and having a great time. He will be missed dearly.
    He was a great friend,father and husband. God Bless you and all your family.
    Mike & Lou Anne

  10. Debbie,
    There is now “a giant hole” in your lives where Steve used to be. I hope you can fill that empty space with wonderful memories of the good times you had together. His love, his laughter, his passion for life were real. He will never leave you totally… he lives in your heart.
    My heart breaks for you and your family.
    Tascosa classmate,
    Vicki Nelson Barringer

  11. Debbie and family,
    Steve was the best, with a heart of gold. It has been an honor knowing him.
    I have the best memories of Steve…camping, bike riding, hanging out on both of our front porches, watching him mow his yard, him and Dan working on the bikes getting them ready for those awesome trips they took. I know y’all have millions more, keep them close to your hearts and smile when you walk down memory lane.
    Debbie, you and your family are in my thoughs and prayers. God comfort you.
    I love you…Lori

  12. Sometimes we ask ourselves why things happen to good people. The only answer I have ever been able to give myself clairty is God needed them more than we needed them here on earth. I remember Steve growing up, being such a active and caring husband and father to you and Lindsay and Jamie. I think the world would be such a better place if we only had more men like him. I am praying for all of you <3 Jess

  13. Dear Deabbie,
    I need to add that in my experiences with
    Steve, he was an honorble and honest man who loved his family dearly. Steve may you be guided through heaven by your parents and at the same time be able to maintain ties with those that you dearly loved and cherished.
    You will be missed by an inumberable number of people.
    All my love,
    Sheryl Carr
    Sheryl Carr

  14. My deepest sympathy to you and your family on this terrible loss. I only knew Steve a short time while at Valero and NuStar. Steve and I got to be good friends over the last 2 years he was at NuStar and often went to lunch together and brought JJ Johnson along for the stories. Steve was truly one of a kind person and there will never be another one like him.

  15. Dear Debbie,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss and pray that God will help you during your time in need.
    All my love,
    Sheryl Carr

  16. Debbie,
    I worked for Steve in San Antonio about ten years ago. Bill and Geneva are my parents. I have nothing but good things to say about Steve. He was a great boss and a great friend. I am saddend by the loss of a good man. I learned much from him, and will always remember him in high esteem.

  17. debbie and girls:
    we are praying for all of you,as we know steve will be missed. i know time will heal but it will take every one of you to pull together and pray for each other,an dplease keep each other close to one another .family and god will cut the passing of time to heal to all we are very sorry.but god needed him.sincerely jeff evelyn, annie ,monte and keeli

  18. Debbie,
    I was so saddened to hear of Steve’s death. He was such a kind person. I remember him walking to my home in the ice we had 5 years ago to see if I needed anything from the store as Bill was out of town and I was recovering from surgery. I always felt safe here knowing I could call him or you if I needed something while Bill was away. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time of loss. Sorry we won’t be able to come to his memorial. Love, Geneva

  19. Debbie-I was a classmate of Steven’s. I remember him well-very likable guy. I am so sorry for you loss. You and your and your family have lost a very special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters and family. God be with you. Hazel

  20. Debbie I dont know if you will remember me but I played ball with Steve and Terry Dawson for quite a few years. I always thought Steve and Terry should have been brothers. I am so sorry for your loss and hope everything you need you have,sincerely chris gibbs.

  21. Dear Debbie and Family and Jerilyn, I am so sad to hear of Steve’s accident. I pray you will have many memories to make you smile even through your tears. Wishing you and your family strength and peace. Carol (Mann) Bartley

  22. Debbie i dont know if you will remember me but i played ball with steve and terry dawson for quite a few years. I always thought that steve and terry should have been brothers. I am so sorry for your loss and hope everything you need you have. sincerely, chris gibbs.

  23. Debbie & girls,
    There is not a word that I can say right now that could even start to make things better. Steve was one of the nicest, most caring people that I have ever known. Even though we didn’t talk often all those years after he left the plant, I always knew that he was a friend that I could call on. You know he loved you dearly and he loved his girls, he is going to be missed by all of you. I share in your grief today and you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

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