Douglas Michael Rutledge

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.


  1. Stephen Powell

    It has been a few years since I last spoke to Doug. Unfortunately as time goes by friends can take different roads and eventually lose touch. Even so, hearing the news of Doug’s passing really saddens me. I remember from the first time I met him he treated me like a life long friend. I admired his upbeat personality and the way he would make me laugh. Wish I had stayed in touch with him more. I feel privileged to have gotten to at least spend the time I did with him. Prayers to his family.

  2. Natasha Howard

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing he is no longer hurting and you will meet again/
    love and prayers

  3. Shaun Sterba

    Sorry to hear this sad news, thoughts and prayers to everyone….

  4. Judith Cascio

    Doug snd Deb I am so sorry for your loss . My sincere condolences to you both and your entire family.
    May God bless you and guide you on a path to love and peace .

  5. Danee Powers Puga

    Doug will be missed by many! I remember always teasing him as I am a Sooners fan and he loved Nebraska! Lots of laughs I junior high and high school! Kept in touch some……

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