Jose “Jerry” Gerardo Rodriguez, 67, of Aransas Pass, passed away on April 1, 2022. He was born April 19,1954 in Portland, Texas to Arturo Rodriguez Sr. and Dolores Garcia.
He is preceded in death by his parents; father, Arturo Rodriguez Sr., mother, Dolores Garcia; step-father Ambrocio “Bocho” Valencia; two sisters, Laura Valencia, and Guadalupe “Pana” Garcia; grandson, Michael Anthony Rodriguez; and life partner of over 30 years, Alma Montez.
Jerry leaves to cherish his memory, five daughters, Amanda Rodriguez (Alfred) of New Braunfels, Beatrice Leyva (Timothy) of Friendswood, Esmeralda Huff (James) of Rockport, Veronica Fruia (Dewayne) of Ingleside; Sarah Perez of Aransas Pass, two sons, Jose Rodriguez Jr. (Brisa) of Lumberton, John Perez of Aransas Pass; two brothers, Arturo Rodriguez of Corpus Christi, Chris Valencia (Angie) of Corpus Christi; three sisters, Teresa Green of Refugio, Vanessa Valencia Chapa (Raymundo) of San Antonio, Jessica Valencia of Refugio; twenty-two grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to the Lone Star Veterans Association in his name.
Jose was known by many names. His brothers and sisters called him “Lalo”, while his kids called him “Dad” or “Pop”, his grandkids called him “Popo”, and friends and neighbors referred to him as “Jerry”. In his Army days he answered to “JRod”, and that was always called out in a shout. He was proud of his service in the Army. Jerry was a marine electrician by trade. He worked as a net repairman in the shrimping industry for many years and later as a journeyman electrician for Gulf Copper. He loved motorcycles and tinkering on cars and trucks. He was an all around handy-man when it came to fixing things or remodeling. Most of all, he was a jokester. He loved to make his family laugh with his zany antics at times, and he also loved to barbecue for them. His greatest love was family. Family meals and gatherings were a huge source of joy for him, and his family will continue to celebrate his memory for many years to come. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, but his memory will live forever in our hearts.
Visitation will be held from 10 am- 2pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Tx. Funeral Service will begin at 2 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Tx.