Jose "Payaso" Luis Rodriguez

August 27, 1994July 25, 2018

Jose Luis "Payaso" Rodriguez, 23, of Amarillo passed away July 25, 2018.

The family will receive guests on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2 pm in the funeral home's Chapel of Memories with Elder Scott Edwards presiding.

Jose was born on August 27, 1994 in Amarillo, Texas to Cynthia Rodriguez and Raul Najera. He attended Palo Duro High School and obtained his GED. Jose loved being around others. He enjoyed listening to music, rapping, and playing "bones". He was a very loving and passionate person. He would be the one to give you the last dollar in his wallet.

He was preceded in death by his father Raul, and his grandmother MJ. Those left to cherish his memory are his son Geovanny, the mother of his son Lezley Barnes, mother Cynthia, his siblings Michael and Jasmine Rodriguez all of Amarillo; his uncle Robert Rodriguez and wife Rebel of Arvada, Colorado, Aunt Rebecca Calvillo and husband John of Dallas, Texas; and many cousins, loving family members, and friends.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Jose "Payaso" Luis Rodriguez

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Aimee Estradaa

December 21, 2018

Josee πŸ’”πŸ™ you were such a great person you always made suree i was okay or needed anything you were the type too help anyone if u could of imiss uuu soooooo muchhπŸ’”πŸ˜­ last tyme we kiked it u said u loved mee and i respond watever den ised ily 2 am so depressed rn and wished ur here i think of u ery day i even got ur name tated like u wanted ME TOO ILOVE U BABY iwill always love u ever since elementary school ❀️ baby pls look over me and my kids and my fam n yo fam n friends I MISS U JOSE

Kirby Rhoden

August 1, 2018

Although it had been a long time since I'd last seen you, I remember da pic I had of U& Ur bebe Bro(Micheal) in one of my beloved photo album$, you were holdin him around da wai$t $oooo tight😍& u were $milin tht BEAUTIFUL million dollar $mile?!!! You wuz all of 5yr$ old, Mi LilπŸ‘ΆπŸ’˜πŸ’š"YG"πŸ’—#πŸ’―%πŸ’˜πŸ’™πŸ‘ΆπŸ’˜πŸ‘ΆπŸ’šπŸ’˜πŸ’―#!!!! Juz knw, I neva $topped lovin U& yall were Mi bebe$4$HO, JO$E πŸ˜—R.I.P.πŸ˜™ MI HAND$ME NEPHEW. IπŸ’˜U $IEMPREπŸ’―%FA$HO & U WILL M$T DEF BE TRULY MI$$ED, $EE U WHEN I GET UP THEREπŸ‘ΆπŸ’˜πŸ˜‡πŸ’–FOR$URE #πŸ’―πŸ’˜πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ˜πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’˜πŸ’―#😘

Monisa Alvarez

August 1, 2018

Jose Man Where do I start he took care of me and kids when I needed it the most ... He was like a father to my Oldest Jeremiah he taught him so much and for that you will always have a special place in my heart.. I can't believe it your gone time could never heal this pain I feel just please watch over us and keep us safe .. Our Angel now .. May you rest in peace gone but never forgotten.. Lots of good memories..

Zoey Baca

July 31, 2018

Jose was one of a kind we have so many memories together before I left on my journey to my new place we chilled n just sat n laughed n talked bout how him n my daughter dad knew each other (rip Henry) Jose I love you dawg I hope you n hen linked back up I can’t wait to see y’all fly high kidd love you you will never be forgotten

Courtney Perkins

July 31, 2018

Jose was one of a kind. He was such a loving guy that was always making sure everyone was okay even if he wasn't okay. He was the one person I could ALWAYS depend on & the one person that I know had my back %100000 regardless if I was right or wrong he was gonna ride for me, no questions asked. We barely started kicking it a couple months ago but we had one of those rare connections right off the jump I felt like I had known him my whole life.. we jus had that vibe. There was never a dull moment with Jose, he always made everything better. He made me realize my worth when I was at my lowest. I wish I could have got more time with him but I am thankful for the time that I did have. I will forever cherish the memories. Can't wait to reunite with him, but until then I know I have a beautiful guardian angel to protect me. Fly high Kidd, may you rest in peace.

Celeste Montes

July 31, 2018

Jose Luis was an amazing person, we would always make the most out of our time together, he blessed my life when I thought all hope for Love was gone. When he was down I’d make sure he knew he was one of a kind, I admired his style and his way of protecting those who couldn’t protect themselves. I Love you Jose Luis, thank you for all the good memories we share, I’m gonna tell the world about you every time I get a chance.