Douglas Michael Rutledge, known lovingly as “Dougie” and “Gramps” to his friends and family, was born on December 29, 1970, in Omaha, Nebraska, and passed away on May 31, 2023. His loving and reliable nature made him a cherished son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. Douglas dedicated his life to being a hardworking and straightforward man, always prepared to provide for his family.
Douglas spent his early years in Nebraska before moving to Amarillo, Texas, where he built a successful career as an HVAC professional in the commercial industry. He was a proud and devoted husband to his wife, Lisa Stevens, and together they raised a beautiful family. In his free time, Douglas enjoyed hunting and spending time with his grandchildren, embracing his role as “Gramps” with open arms. His commitment to his family and his genuine love for the outdoors made for countless memorable moments shared with those he loved.
Douglas is survived by his parents, Douglas and Debra Rutledge; his wife, Lisa Stevens; his children, Scott Rutledge (son) and wife Hayden, Dallas Roy (son) and wife Amanda, Casey Roy (daughter) and Lorenzo Benitez (son); his siblings, Danny Rutledge and Desiree Barfoot; his grandchildren, Saybriella Benitez, Texas Benitez, Mya Benitez, Braylon Rutledge, K.J. Rutledge, Taye Rutledge, Aleena Flores, and Michael Benitez; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Douglas will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Hillside Christian Church – Amarillo West Campus Chapel, located at 6100 South Soncy Road, Amarillo, Texas, 79119.
We invite you to share your memories of Douglas and upload photos to his memorial page, as we come together to honor and remember a life well-lived.