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Fernando Apolinar "Poli" Rodriguez, 21, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born Feb. 23, 1991, in Stanton, Texas.
A lifelong resident of Big Spring, Poli attended Big Spring schools. He loved music and Chicano Rap Flo, drawing but especially loved playing with his children.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.
Survivors include his four children, Isaac Castillo, Elisa Rodriguez, Marina Payan, and Romeo Santiago Espinoza; his mother and step-father, Sylvia and Arthur Martinez of Big Spring; his father and step-mother, Fernando and Leslie Rodriguez of Big Spring; seven step-brothers and sisters, Joseph Gutierrez, Jonathan Gutierrez, Brittany Gutierrez, Amy Martinez, Vanessa Martinez, Cory Martinez and Jeffery Martinez; paternal grandfather, Andres Rodriguez of Eagle Pass; paternal grandmother, Julia Rodriguez of Denver City; maternal grandparents, Mitilde and Francis Rodriguez of Big Spring; maternal grandfather, Jimmy Aleman of Big Spring; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Poli was preceded in death by a sister, Elisa Shanice Rodriguez; and great-grandparents, Apolinar and Maria Del Pilar and Mary Hinojos.
The family suggests memorials be made to Epilesy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com