Charles Stephen “Steve” McDaniel, 71, of Amarillo, Texas went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
Memorial services celebrating his life will be held on March 18, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Paramount Baptist Church, 3801 S Western St, Amarillo, TX 79109.
Steve was born September 27, 1951, in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Patricia Anne Morris and Charles Andrew McDaniel Jr. He was the first born of three children. He moved with his parents to Amarillo in 1954. He graduated from Tascosa High School in 1969. Following graduation, he briefly worked for Acme Brick Company. He was always a hard worker and started North Plains Roofing Company in 1970. He owned and operated it until his passing.
He married Kenda Ann Stevenson on August 30, 1976. From 1977 to 1990 they were blessed with four children: three charming boys, Charles Andrew III, Timothy Robert, and Kyle Aaron, with one beautiful girl, Sherah Ann.
He was a charter member of Paramount Baptist Church. He had a kind and servant soul, caring for all the people around him. Never was a person turned away who was in need whether stranger, friend, or kin. He saw value in everything and everybody. He collected many, many things. Some of his favorite collectables were comic books, casino chips, and coupons. Of the many items acquired through his years of collecting, he carved out a good deal of time giving to others.
As a young man, when he wasn’t working, he enjoyed riding his Harley and was President of the Centurian’s motorcycle club. He loved to travel all around the country for work and pleasure. As his children grew, he made a point to plan and take family vacations. From one such vacation, a tradition was born out of the joy brought to him by reuniting his family and friends together every year to attend Texas Rangers games.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kenda; parents Patricia and Charlie; stepmother, Patricia; brother, Sidney, and friends Billy and Teresa Powers of Powers Roofing in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Those left to cherish his memory are: son, Drew McDaniel and wife Andrea and their children Nicholas and Camille with significant other Halston Shipman and daughter Eleanor; son, Tim McDaniel and his children, Summer and Emma; son, Kyle McDaniel; daughter, Sherah McDaniel and husband Justin Hansen and their son, James; daughter, Amber Childress and husband Judd and their children Lexie, Shelby, and Ella; son Rolando Valdez and wife Michelle and their children Orion, Nevaeh, and Kye; three sisters, Marilyn McDaniel Johnson, Pati Wallace Diggs, and Chris Wallace Weems; brother, James Wallace; niece, Kimberly Barney; and many, many more that he cared for as his own.