Steven Eugene Credle, age 64, beloved Husband, Dad, and Grandpa was called to be with his Lord and Savior on December 31, 2021. He was born on August 15, 1957, at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia to Harold Bishop Credle and Geraldine Jones Credle.
Steve's family moved to Cannon Air Force Base in September of 1971. He attended Clovis schools and graduated from Clovis High School Class of 1975. Steve was a very accomplished trumpet player in the Clovis High School Band and attended ENMU on a music scholarship after graduation. Steve's path crossed with "Doc" Stewart in a chance meeting and Steve began working for Doc Stewart Chevrolet where he eventually managed the body shop. Steve left to open his own body shop, Shark Collision and Glass, in 1998. Steve's final business interest was co-owning three McDonald's Restaurants with his wife Susan. He loved serving the communities of Muleshoe, Hereford and Littlefield, Texas, and considers himself a member of each.
Steve was baptized into the Lord's Church January 23, 1985. He was a strong, courageous, and kindhearted man who would help anyone with anything. Steve was passionate about serving his community through the Boy Scouts of America, Ronald McDonald House Charities, The Bread of Life, The Herald of Truth, New Mexico Christian Children's Home and AIM.
Steve loved his Wildcats! He didn't want to miss a Wildcat Football game. Whether his sons were on the field, marching in the band, or sitting with him in the stands. CHS Choir concerts and a love of music were things he shared with both his daughters. He loved the CHS tennis team and supporting his daughter. He loved old cars. He loved rebuilding cars and making them beautiful and fast. Steve loved being in nature. He loved archery, fishing, hunting and just spending time in the mountains and on the plains enjoying the beauty God gives us. But more than anything he loved his wife, family, and friends. Steve repeatedly would say "I love our life!"
Steve is preceded in death by his father, Harold Bishop Credle, his mother, Geraldine Jones Credle Blanton, his stepdad Manis Blanton, niece Tuesday Hope Credle and his Pa, Laverne Robert Schwartz.
Steve is survived by his wife Susan of the home, their four children Ryan (Kayci) Credle, Brannon Credle (fiance Kelli Ortiz), Madison Credle, Mackenzie Credle, two granddaughters Peyton Rae and Parker Layne Credle, brother Shane (Melody) Credle and his Ma, Frances Schwartz.
A viewing will be held at Steed Todd Funeral Home on Thursday, January 6 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A tribute will be held at W. 21st Street Church of Christ at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022. Livestream viewing will be made available at www.21stcoc.com. Graveside services immediately following at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. Pall Bearers will be Ryan Credle, Brannon Credle, Doug Schwartz, Mark Shough, Kyle Schwartz, Caden Schwartz, Kyle Davis, and Isaiah Rodriguez. Honorary Pall Bearers are Shane Credle, Ken Cable, Darryl Baldwin, Jerry Brown, Bill Morrison, Ron Johnson and Jeremy Richardson.
Memorial contributions may be made in Steve's honor to Adventures in Missions (AIM) at www.aim.sunset.bible/give.
The family of Steve Credle wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude for to everyone who has cared for and prayed for Steve and his family.