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Gabino Rodriguez Jr., 60, of Big Spring, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Big Spring. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Gabino was born June 12, 1952, in Big Spring, Texas to Sabina (Baca) and Gabino Rodriguez Sr. He was raised in Knott and went to school in Ackerly. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County. He married Lupe Mata on April 8, 1972. He worked as a conductor for Texas and Pacific Railroad and later Union Pacific for 38 years. He retired in 2010 due to ill health. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Lupe Rodriguez of Big Spring; four sons, Stephen Rodriguez and wife Melba of Garland, Patrick Rodriguez and wife Allison of Big Spring, Jacob Rodriguez of Carrollton and Richard Rodriguez and wife Ashley of Big Spring; one daughter, Rebecca Rodriguez and husband Eric of Arlington; one brother, Ray Rodriguez and wife Tina of El Paso; two sisters, Lenor Sotelo and husband Willie of Big Spring and Alejandra Barrios and husband Jesus of Stanton; seven grandchildren, Christian Rodriguez, Patrick Rodriguez II, Ryan Rodriguez, Avery Rodriguez, Gavin Rodriguez, Derrick Rodriguez and Jayden Rodriguez.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Eulalio Rodriguez, and one sister, Monica Chavez.
Pallbearers will be Chris Chavez, Alex Calvio, Daniel Rivera, Gilbert Martinez, Luis Casillas and Alex Torres.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com