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Rodolfo R. Medellin

February 9, 1931September 5, 2020

Rodolfo Medellin, 89, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 in Laredo, Texas. Born February 9, 1931, in Hebbronville, Texas, he was the son of the late Gil and Enriqueta Medellin. Rodolfo Medellin, also known as “Rudy”, attended Hebbronville High School. Sporting #28, he was a Fullback for the Hebbronville Longhorns. He was a tough obstacle in the path of all Hebbronville opponents. According to Coach J.M. Pearce, “Exceedingly fast, he was a good broken-field runner and had lots of power.” At the age of 18, he went on to serve in the United States Army. With great courage and bravery, he fought in the Korean War from 1950-1952, earning a U.N Service Medal and a Korean Service Medal with 6 Bronze service stars. After his military service, he returned home to Hebbronville, Texas where he met and married the love of his life, Gloria. He worked for the Texas Highway Department for 25 years and would break horses and work cattle on his spare time. He loved being out in the country. His campfire stories about his cattle round up days were that out of a cowboy novel. He loved to dance, sing, and from time to time, he would grace everyone with a tune that he played on his harmonica. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gloria, and 3 children, Gloria Martinez (Noe) of Encino, TX, Rudy Medellin (Letty) of Rowlett, TX, Ruben Medellin (Michelle) of Houston, TX; 6 granddaughters, Jessica Guerra (Beto) of Laredo, TX, Valerie Medellin (Victor) of Rowlett, TX, Candice Cross (Sebastian) of Houston, TX, Arianna Medellin (Austin) of Houston, TX, Katelyn Reyes of Beeville, TX, Kylee Medellin of Houston, TX; 6 grandsons; Jeremy Martinez of Encino, TX, Justin Medellin of San Antonio, TX, RJ Medellin of Hebbronville, TX; 5 Great- Grandchildren; Tres G Guerra of Austin, TX, Leah Mae Guerra of Laredo, TX, Joaquin Guerra of Laredo, TX, Jonathan Cross of Houston, TX, Adaiah Lopez of Houston, TX. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Sara Carpenter of San Marcos, TX and Lucy Scala of Scottsdale, AZ and one brother, Rene Medellin of Chacon, NM. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gil and Enriqueta Medellin; brothers, Leopoldo Medellin, Even Medellin, Roberto Medellin, and Ruben Medellin; Sister, Thelma Collins.

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  • He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gloria, and 3 children, Gloria Martinez (Noe) of Encino, TX, Rudy Medellin (Letty) of Rowlett, TX, Ruben Medellin (Michelle) of Houston, TX; 6 granddaughters, Jessica Guerra (Beto) of Laredo, TX, Valerie Medellin (Victor) of Rowlett, TX, Candice Cross (Sebastian) of Houston, TX, Arianna Medellin (Austin) of Houston, TX, Katelyn Reyes of Beeville, TX, Kylee Medellin of Houston, TX; 6 grandsons; Jeremy Martinez of Encino, TX, Justin Medellin of San Antonio, TX, RJ Medellin of Hebbronville, TX; 5 Great- Grandchildren; Tres G Guerra of Austin, TX, Leah Mae Guerra of Laredo, TX, Joaquin Guerra of Laredo, TX, Jonathan Cross of Houston, TX, Adaiah Lopez of Houston, TX. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Sara Carpenter of San Marcos, TX and Lucy Scala of Scottsdale, AZ and one brother, Rene Medellin of Chacon, NM.
    He is preceded in death by his parents, Gil and Enriqueta Medellin; brothers, Leopoldo Medellin, Even Medellin, Roberto Medellin, and Ruben Medellin; Sister, Thelma Collins.

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Alicia Medellin

September 10, 2020

I remember when he was very protective of me always. Best brother in law I ever had.

Debbie Little

September 9, 2020

Our heartfelt condolences to the Medellin family during this time of your loved ones passing. Continued prayers for Mrs. Gloria Medellin. With sincere sympathy, Debbie Little, David Lara, Maria Donahue from Beeville.

Geraldine Hoy-Saenz

September 8, 2020

Sincerest condolences to his wife, Gloria, and his family. Rest in the eternal peace of Paradise dear cousin, Rudy! Prayers for the family at this difficult time. ✝️ ❤️

Roberto R Ramos

September 7, 2020

My deepest condolences to my Primo’s family and especially to his beloved wife Gloria n his children. May you Rest in Eternal Peace primo. Amen 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Rodolfo Medellin, 89, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 in Laredo, Texas.
Born February 9, 1931, in Hebbronville, Texas, he was the son of the late Gil and Enriqueta Medellin.
Rodolfo Medellin, also known as “Rudy”, attended Hebbronville High School. Sporting #28, he was a Fullback for the Hebbronville Longhorns. He was a tough obstacle in the path of all Hebbronville opponents. According to Coach J.M. Pearce, “Exceedingly fast, he was a good broken-field runner and had lots of power.” At the age of 18, he went on to serve in the United States Army. With great courage and bravery, he fought in the Korean War from 1950-1952, earning a U.N Service Medal and a Korean Service Medal with 6 Bronze service stars. After his military service, he returned home to Hebbronville, Texas where he met and married the love of his life, Gloria. He worked for the Texas Highway Department for 25 years and would break horses and work cattle on his spare time. He loved being out in the country. His campfire stories about his cattle round up days were that out of a cowboy novel. He loved to dance, sing, and from time to time, he would grace everyone with a tune that he played on his harmonica. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gloria, and 3 children, Gloria Martinez (Noe) of Encino, TX, Rudy Medellin (Letty) of Rowlett, TX, Ruben Medellin (Michelle) of Houston, TX; 6 granddaughters, Jessica Guerra (Beto) of Laredo, TX, Valerie Medellin (Victor) of Rowlett, TX, Candice Cross (Sebastian) of Houston, TX, Arianna Medellin (Austin) of Houston, TX, Katelyn Reyes of Beeville, TX, Kylee Medellin of Houston, TX; 6 grandsons; Jeremy Martinez of Encino, TX, Justin Medellin of San Antonio, TX, RJ Medellin of Hebbronville, TX; 5 Great- Grandchildren; Tres G Guerra of Austin, TX, Leah Mae Guerra of Laredo, TX, Joaquin Guerra of Laredo, TX, Jonathan Cross of Houston, TX, Adaiah Lopez of Houston, TX. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Sara Carpenter of San Marcos, TX and Lucy Scala of Scottsdale, AZ and one brother, Rene Medellin of Chacon, NM.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gil and Enriqueta Medellin; brothers, Leopoldo Medellin, Even Medellin, Roberto Medellin, and Ruben Medellin; Sister, Thelma Collins.

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