Edward “Eddie” Rodriguez, 56, of Big Spring died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Vigil services will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Coahoma Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 21, 1956, in Dallas, Texas. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and a catholic. He had been a welder for 40 years and was employed by SAGA Petroleum.
He is survived by his wife, Netha Rodriguez of Big Spring; four sons, Jason Rodriguez and wife Jennifer and Joseph Rodriguez and wife Christy, all of California, and Daniel Rodriguez and wife Crissy and Matthew Rodriguez and wife Maggie, all of Big Spring; father, Concepcion Rodriguez of Big Spring; four sisters, Manuela Hernandez and husband Arnulfo of Coahoma, Anita Gaitan and husband Agustin and Martha Rubio and husband Gilbert, all of Big Spring, and Carla Martinez and husband Robert of San Antonio; four brothers, Pete Rodriguez and wife Debra of San Antonio, John Rodriguez and wife Yolanda of Lawton, Okla., Joe Rodriguez of Big Spring, and George Rodriguez of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Carmen Alyssa Rodriguez and Ian Jay Rodriguez; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Carlota Rodriguez; and one nephew, Justin Hernandez.
Pallbearers will be Jason Rodriguez, Joseph Rodriguez, Daniel Rodriguez, Matthew Rodriguez, Phillip Rubio and Richard Thurman.
“My precious husband left this world much too soon. He leaves behind many sorrowful people with wounds that we will carry forever. We rejoice in the fact that he is no longer in pain and that he will live forever with our father in heaven and in our hearts.”
“I think God needed some high quality welding work done on the pearly gates and dad was the best man for the job.”
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com