Steve Kodie Amyx, 69, of Kentucky, passed away July 18th at his home in the loving arms of his family. Steve was born to Kodie and Louise (Price) Amyx on April 11, 1952, in Detroit Michigan.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Robin (Lenoir) Amyx, Four children, Jim and Tracey Heslip (Owosso, MI), John Kodie Amyx (Owingsville, KY), Klayton and Jil Amyx (Wilmore, KY), Kenny and Jessica Mahrley (Brighton, MI). Ten grandchildren: Kayleena (Nick) Whalen, Jackie (Conner) Drake, Rachel (Cameron) Wilson, Skye Amyx, Laci Amyx, Klayton Rocco II Amyx, Austin Steve Amyx, Olivia Mahrley, Titus Mahrley and Alaina Joy Mahrley. And five great-grandchildren: James, Grant, Simon, Gemma and Landon. Two brothers and a sister, Terry and Garnett Amyx (Salyersville, KY), Sharon and Vencil Helton (Shelbyville, KY) and Daniel and Earlene Amyx (Shelbyville, KY)
Steve settled in Hartland, MI where he became distinguished in the die welding business; eventually traveling to Japan to educate others on the trade and even going on to start up his own die welding business in Shelbyville, Kentucky, where he and his family put down roots in Bagdad, Ky. After a decline in health, Steve traded the welding mask for a tractor and began tobacco farming. When that became too much, Steve and Robin downsized to a small town in eastern Kentucky, where he and Robin fell in love with the community/scenery.
Steve was very exceptional when it came to music and he played many instruments by ear. Over the years Steve had several hobbies that he used to specifically connect with those he loved. Guns, instruments, music, motorcycles, coins, hunting, farming, landscaping, classic cars, tractors, politics, and many more...His sons (which include his sons-in-law) were his best friends and he adored his wife, daughters, and grandchildren.
Steve was a very humble man who never met a stranger. Whether you were a neighbor, a banker, or a homeless man.....he was simply a friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all who love and knew him.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Richardson Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. Claire Hospice. 222 Medical Circle, Morehead Ky. 40351
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