Edcouch - Jose Guadalupe Rodriguez, 69, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Edinburg Regional Hospital. Jose was born December 31, 1951 to Jose Guadalupe Sr. and Marcelina Rodriguez in Roselle, Illinois. He grew up in Edcouch with his five brothers and five sisters. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. Jose was an OTR truck driver in the transportation industry.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Maria Isabel Rodriguez; sons, Armando (Monica) Rodriguez, Jose Guadalupe (Susana) Rodriguez, John A. (Christina) Rodriguez, Raul (Yadira) Rodriguez, Francisco (Micaela) Rodriguez and Jose Rodriguez; daughters, Melissa (Rolando) Garza, Rita Escamilla and Lorena Rodriguez; 31 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Jose is survived by his brothers, Juan Rodriguez, Augustin Rodriguez, David Rodriguez, Martin Rodriguez, Danny Rodriguez; and sisters, Marcy Garcia, Amalia Benavidez, Rosalinda Rodriguez, Isabel Martinez, Susana Rodriguez. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Guadalupe Sr. and Marcelina Rodriguez; brother, Francisco "Franky" Rodriguez; sister, Florencia V. Ruiz; and brother-in-law, Jose Faustino Rodriguez Garcia.
Viewing will be Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Viewing will continue Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8:30 with departure to the cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Interment will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna. Cardoza Funeral Home in Edcouch is in charge of arrangements.
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