Mr. Rodriguez was born Sept. 3, 1969, to Alfredo and Maria Louisa Delgado Rodriguez in Beeville. He graduated from A. C. Jones High School in 1988, and attended school at Del Mar Com-munity College, receiving his associates degree in 1990. He worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a correctional officer and was an avid hunter who harvested his wild game and grew his own vegetable garden. Benny’s favorite hobbies included watching wrestling, barbecuing, and attending Tejano dances.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfredo and Maria Louisa Rodriguez; his son, Ben Russell Rodriguez; maternal and paternal grandparents; and several extended family members.
Survivors include three children, Garen of Beeville, Justin and Amity of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, Alfredo Jr. (Rita), Michael (Olivia) of Beeville; sisters, Mary Ann (Michael) Cruz of Richmond, Mary (Michael) Saldivar-Loya, Angie (David) Ulloa of Beeville; and several nieces and nephews.
A rosary was recited Thursday, April 12, at St. James Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, at St. James Catholic Church. Burial preceded Mass at the Veteran’s Memorial Park with Father Pasala officiating.
Pallbearers were Alfredo Rodriguez Jr., Michael Rodriguez, Julian Saldivar, Michael Loya, Bryant Young and Ron Gibbens.
Honorary pallbearers were Michael Rodriguez Jr., Justin Rodriguez, Garen Rodriguez and the first generation of Rodriguez cousins.
Treviño Funeral Home