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Eric V. (Poppie) Amstutz


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Eric V. (Poppie) Amstutz passed away peacefully on March 21, 2021. He was born on August 20, 1948 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Howard D. and Blanche Ann (Rariden) Amstutz.

A celebration of Eric’s life will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Grace Community Church, Roswell NM with Pastor Rick Hale presiding. Come and celebrate a life well lived.

Eric worked 35 years for Plains Marketing as an oil hauler. He loved “busman’s holidays”, taking road trips with his family whenever possible. He loved racing of any kind, especially dirt track and drag racing. His family says he was the biggest social butterfly, never meeting a stranger. He loved his small group men’s coffee time at McDuck’s.

He was courageous, battling and surviving a stroke in 2017. He worked hard to regain his speech and mobility, never complaining. He was excited to show every milestone, gained through hard work, to his family. In February 2021 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and continued the fight. He will be missed by all who knew him, especially his two Boston Terriers, best buddies Coop and Izzy.

Eric is survived by his wife Prudy, brother Blair (Susie) Amstutz, Las Cruces, NM., Aunt Helen Widdefield, Ft. Wayne, Ind., children Tim (Veronica) Brewer, Midland, TX., Jennifer (Jeremy) Edwards, Austin, TX., David (Melissa) Brewer, Farmington, NM., Kristi (Casey) Sims, Lubbock, TX., Jessica (Jamie) Jameson, London England. Grandchildren Zach Reid (fiancée Tasha), Dr.Brittany Haggard (fiancé Kevin), Haley Brewer, Hannah Brewer, Caitlyn Brewer (fiancé Vegas), Jett Robertson, Trex Robertson, Sariya Robertson, Taylor Vasquez (fiancé Bailey), Zackary Sing, Kaden Reid, Aaron Reid, Adyson Williams, and Wyatt Jameson. Great grands Kyleigh Davis, Braxton Cooper, and Madisyn Reid. He is also survived by sister in laws Helen (Gary) Webb Carlsbad, NM., Martha (Dave) Carpenter Roswell, NM., nieces and nephews Michael Amstutz, Sunny Shiles, Brook Amstutz-Ronck, Nathan (Crystle, Emma, Maddox) Carpenter, Kevin Webb, Keith Webb (Ida, Khloe, Kain), cousins Judy Hegerfeld, Todd Widdefield, and Cathy Taulbe.

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In lieu of flowers, help us celebrate Eric’s life by planting a tree, donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, taking a “road trip,” caring for another, and honoring God.

A special thank you to our small group, sorority friends, and NMMI Infirmary Staff friends. Thank you to Sara East and Staff, Dr. Feroze and Mel, Complete Rehab staff and Encompass Hospice Staff.

Please take a moment to share a kind thought or memory with Eric’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

Eric’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.

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