OBITUARY

Mr. Cesario Perez Rodriguez Jr.

July 5, 1932March 23, 2020

Cesario Perez Rodriguez Jr, a longtime resident of Euless Texas since 1958, passed away on March 23, 2020. Also known to loved ones and friends as Chalito, C. P., and Charlie, Cesario will always be remembered as a beloved and devoted husband, father, and grandpa. Cesario was born July 5, 1932 in Marlin, Texas to Cesario and Maria Louisa Rodriguez. As a young teenager he was forced to quit school at an early age and go to work to help out the family. In 1950, at the age of 18, he joined the United States Army and upon completing boot camp was sent to Korea. While there he was assigned to the 5th Regimental Combat Team, 24th Infantry Division where he earned his Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) and achieved the rank of sergeant. He received an honorable discharge in 1954 and returned home to Texas where he began a 30 plus year long career working for Western Union in Dallas Texas. On January 15, 1955 he married the love of his life, Francisca Mejorado Rodriguez, and after a few years of wondering around they finally settled down and bought a small home in the Midway Park area of Euless, Texas where he resided until his death. During the course of the next 62 years this loving couple would give birth and raise four sons, Joseph Rodriguez, Cesario Rodriguez III, Richard Rodriguez and David Rodriguez. Upon retiring from Western Union, Cesario, began a second career in law enforcement working as a jailer with the Euless Police Department where he earned many accolades and awards, eventually becoming the City’s bailiff until he retired in 1995.

Cesario had many hobbies and things that he loved to do. Most of all he loved any activity that involved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He loved to fish, hunt, and go camping. He and the Mrs. would often take out their RV on long road trips visiting many states and parks. First with his own children, then eventually with the grandchildren. Christmas, Thanksgiving, and especially Easter Sunday at the lake with all his children and grandchildren was always a special occasion and a good time had by all. He loved cooking out and watching old westerns. He rooted for all local Dallas teams, but had a special place in his heart for his Dallas Cowboys and WWE wrestling. Most of all he loved his God, his family, and his country. All of which, was a very important part of his life, that helped to shape his character and his sense of commitment to family and service to others. He showed us that no matter what your background was or where you came from, that you could achieve all things if you worked hard enough and put your faith in God. He was a humble man who never bragged or boosted and hated being the center of attention. He was proud of his service to this country and even as late as last week was always ready to go back to Korea to finish the job. He lived within his means, yet he was over abundantly wealthy in love by family and friends who loved him dearly. He never met a stranger and anyone who knew him or ever met him would tell you that he was a good man who always had a smile on his face and nothing but positive things to say about life and those around him. When asked how he would want to be remembered he would say “as a good husband and father.” Not only did he achieve that, but he excelled at it. He was the perfect father, husband, and role model. He was our hero and our biggest supporter in life and when he arrives in heaven, he will undoubtedly hear the words “well done, good and faithful servant” Mathew 25:23.

Cesario is survived by his bride of 65 years, Frances Rodriguez of Euless, TX; son Joseph Rodriguez and his wife Maria of Ft Worth, TX; son Cesario Rodriguez III of Euless, TX; son Richard Rodriguez and his wife Cindy, of Saginaw, TX; son David Rodriguez and his wife Curstin, of Euless, TX; and his sister Dolores Amador of Dallas, TX. Grandchildren Jozef, Anthony, Monica, Erika, Tiffany, Caleb, Michael, Nick, Annie, Jay, Bella, and many more great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Cesario and Maria Luisa Rodriguez, his brother Jesse Rodriguez Sr, and sisters Sara Dominguez, Angelita Espinoza, and Maria Rodriguez.

A restricted visitation and viewing will be on March 26, 2020 from 5PM-8PM at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home located at 5725 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, Texas 76034. The family will hold a private mass of Christian burial at the same location on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9:30PM, followed by the rendering of military honors before departing for internment at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.

The family would like to thank everyone for all your prayers, support, messages of condolences, and flowers. We know that many of you would like to attend his service to pay your final respects and to support the family. Unfortunately, due to the current world situation we are subject to strict guidelines and restrictions that places limits on our ability to have the type of farewell ceremony that we feel Cesario is deserving of. We as a family would want nothing more than to have all of you in attendance, but we ask that for your safety and precaution, you please respect the rules and limitations that have been set in place by state and local governments.

We plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial service at a future date and we hope, that at that time, you can and will all attend.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, March 27, 2020

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Cynthia Cigarroa

March 25, 2020

From the Flores family - we are deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Rodriguez. We extend our deepest heartfelt condolences to the Rodriguez family. Mr. Rodriguez was a very spiritual loving man to so many. We have many wonderful memories of Mr
Rodriguez and his family. May he rest in peace now.

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