Mr. Rodriguez was born May 10, 1941, in Tuleta to Benita (Constante) and Secundino Rodriguez. He married Maria Gutierrez in Pettus on Feb. 16, 1989. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was an aircraft electrician by profession.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Maria G. Rodriguez of Pettus; a daughter, Sandra L. Gutierrez of Runge; two sons, Vidal A. (Kelly) Rodriguez of Tucson, Ariz., and Joe A. Harms of Pettus; two sisters, Estella (Roland) Mendiola of Corpus Christi and Lydia (Moises) Martinez of Beeville; two brothers, Ramon (Ruth) Rodriguez of San Antonio and Elijio Rodriguez; seven grandchildren, Tristen Gonzales, Christopher, Jonathan, Samuel and Ian Guerrero and Liam and Chloe Rodriguez; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Visitation was held Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Lukose Thirunelliparambil officiating. Burial followed in Pettus Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Wally Rodriguez, Eddie Rey Chabera, Joe Anthony Harms, Josef Garcia, Victor Gonzales and Bernardo Rodriguez.
Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Guerrero, Jonathan Guerrero and Amanda Puente.
Angelus Funeral Home