Steven Whatley

Steven Lee Whatley, age 61, passed away on February 24, 2018 in League City,

Texas. He was born on November 29, 1956 on Offutt AFB in Omaha Nebraska to Billy Gene Whatley and Carole Ann Whatley and is survived by: his wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Mary, Tricia and Tiemi; son Nick; his parents Bill and Carole; sisters, Suzie, Lori and Beth; brother, Ron; grandchildren, Damon, Dante, Destiny, Haiden, Brody and Blake; and numerous nieces, nephews and family members and friends.

Steve had a 38-year career in aerospace. He often said he was privileged to be able to do what only a handful had – train astronauts to fly the Shuttle fleet.  He had a passion for sports, and most recently, so proud of his Houston Astros.

Steve also loved researching his family history. But his passion was sharing his faith in Jesus Christ with others. He touched so many people in his life and will be missed.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm with a service following at 7pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598.


Godspeed Steve!


  1. Praying for God’s peace to surround you and your precious family during this season in your life. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 NIV

    Glenn and Rita Carmack
  2. May the Lord be with you and your family during this time.

    Ethel Harrell
  3. Liz, condolences. You & your family are in our hearts & prayers. Jim & Sina Gibson

    Sina Gibson
  4. With deepest sympathy from Mike Araiza and Susan Bauer. Steve made a profound impact on my life and he will be missed greatly.

    Mike Araiza
  5. My deepest and sincere condolences for the family. Rest in Peace Steve.

    Bill McFerren
  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    John and Lorraine Loper

    John Loper
  7. And we sang “Bringing in the Sheaves” and “The Rugged Cross”
    So when you see the cowboy, he’s not ragged by his choice
    He never meant to bow them legs
    Or put that gravel in his voice
    He’s just chasin’ what he really loves
    And what’s burnin’ in his soul
    Wishin’ to God that he’d benn born a hundred years ago
    Still singin’ “Strawberry Roan” and “Little Joe”
    by Roy Robinson…..

    Although its been a few years…. miss you Steve

  8. He was quite a character. I always enjoyed being around him. I always saw the cowboy in him mainly how he dressed. God bless you Steve. Liz, condolences to all.

    Tom and Yvonne Kovalchik
  9. God bless you and your family Steve. You were the sweetest most sincere person that I was lucky to work with all those years. Yes you had great faith and I am glad that you are out of pain and in the Lord’s arms. Godspeed Steve

    Dotty Johnson
  10. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May you be comforted by looking forward to the time when all causes of death and sorrow that follows, will be abolished forever, by our heavenly father. ( Revelation 21:4)

    Alice Younger
  11. God bless the Whatley family. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

    Lora Sescil
  12. We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. His courage, strength, and good humor in the face of his challenges were an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.

    Joe & Kathy Lucke
  13. So sorry to hear about Steve. Sending you love and hugs and lots of prayers Liz.

    Genevieve and Tommy Peters
  14. My deepest sympathy to the Whatley family. When I went through the loss of my father a scripture that brought me comfort is Isaiah 41:10. There God tells us “I will fortify you” and promises “I will really hold on to you with my right hand”. May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time. (2 Cor.1:3,4)

  15. My sincerest condolences to the Whatley family for your loss. Steve will be missed by all who he encountered over the years. It was definitely a blessing getting to know him. My prayers of peace in this sad time are coming your way!

    David Steward
  16. My deepest sympathy to the Whatley family. I was fortunate to know Steve and he was an awesome friend!! Liz my prayers to you, Nick and Mary. May God embrace you, comfort and console you during diffucult time

    Donna Brown
  17. My condolences to the Whatley Family! Steve and I worked together in Bldg.30 Mission Control. He was the most honest person I know and what a Wonderful Heart he had! We shared many great times with our co-workers and we were all like family in caring for each other. If I ever had a son, I would have wanted him to be like Steve. May You Rest In Peace until we all meet again!

    Joyce Brothers
  18. Steve was a great guy. Everyone who knew him knew he had a kind and caring heart. I met Steve in 1983 when I worked for Singer Link. I could tell very soon that he loved his job, and the people he worked with.

    He left a great legacy.

    He met Jesus in Heaven when he arrived.

    I did not see this obituary until now, since I am no longer in Texas.

    Condolences to all the family. He has no pain and suffering now.

    Paul Brockman
  19. I miss you so much. Love you💚


Leave Your Condolences

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. Basic HTML code is allowed.