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Fernando Rodriguez Sr.

February 2, 1950July 18, 2020
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Fernando Rodriguez Sr., age 70, of Houston, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Fernando was born February 2, 1950.

Fernando is survived by son Anthony Rodriguez (Anna); and daughter Valerie Pena (Manuel); sister Dolores Cadriel, sister Beatrice Gerard, sister Gloria Rodriguez, sister Maria Rodriguez, brother Alvino Rodriguez Jr. and sister Elizabeth Rodriguez.

Fernando was preceded in death by son Fernando Rodriguez Jr; father Alvino Guzman Rodriguez and mother Tomasa Bustillos; Sister Pauline Palacios.

Fernando Rodriguez Sr. was a man who loved driving trucks, loved music, loved his family, his children and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren but most of all he was our Dad. Some may see our Dad as "hard" and "tough" and that he was, yet he had one of the biggest hearts. He would offer everyone a COLD drink as soon as you walked into his home and he was always ready to go and grab a bite to eat, he loved food and it had better been HOT and FRESH. If you needed help, he would help you if he could and he was a very giving person.

Our Dad loved to travel, always driving. He once drove all the way to Illinois to witness his grandson graduate from the Naval Recruit Training Command. He was always ready to go on road trips and thankfully he was able to many times in the past few years. He always had a camera in one hand and a video camera in the other to record every moment, however once cellular phones came around with both of these options included, he was dangerous. He even knew how to work Snap Chat better than some of his grandchildren.

Our Dad was a respectful man and others also treated him with respect. He did all that he could to instill the thought of respect into his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, to ALWAYS use your manners, be polite and treat others how you would like to be treated. Had we not used our manners, we knew what was coming once we got home. Discipline was important and at the forefront of who he was, and that helped mold us to become who we are today and we couldn't be more proud and grateful.

These are just a FEW of the many memories we have of our Dad. We will miss him tremendously and we will cherish these memories in our hearts forever.

We love you Dad and we will see you and JunJun again.

Service- A PRIVATE service will be held for FAMILY ONLY. Relatives, please contact the family for more information.

Burial- The burial is open to friends and family and will be held on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 LAWNDALE ST, HOUSTON, Texas 77023-2549.


  • Anthony Rodriguez (Anna), Son
  • Valerie Pena (Manuel), Daughter
  • Dolores Cadriel, Sister
  • Beatrice Gerard, Sister
  • Gloria Rodriguez, Sister
  • Maria Rodriguez, Sister
  • Alvino Rodriguez Jr., Brother
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, Sister
  • Alvino Guzman Rodriguez, Father (deceased)
  • Tomasa Rodriguez, Mother (deceased)
  • Pauline Palacios, Sister (deceased)
  • Fernando Rodriguez Jr, Son (deceased)

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    Monday, July 27, 2020


Fernando Rodriguez Sr.

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Kristina Ponce

July 27, 2020

My cousin Fernando always made it a point to visit and to call my mom, his Aunt Frances. He would usually bring one of his sisters or his son. Jr. with him, but many times he'd come alone. It would brighten my mom's day! He was always there for my parents no matter what. Many times he would drive all the way to Pearland from North Houston to take my dad to run errands and to check on his properties. Nando would entertain my dad with his very impressive music collection and burn CDs for him. These are just a few of the beautiful memories I will forever be grateful for. It is heartbreaking what this deadly virus has done to my family. This virus is strong to have been able to knock my cousin down. You would have to have known him to know the strong presence he carried. To feel the sense of safety he brought to those he loved. I will forever find comfort in his strong demeanor and hearing his low toned voice that could amplify a room. I will miss his beautiful smile and trademark dimple. I find peace knowing many of our family's loved ones are rejoicing with him in heaven. To all my cousins with a broken heart, please know we love you all and Nando will be greatly missed.

Dolores Santos

July 27, 2020

12 ½ years of good memories that included travels to Monterrey, California to Florida, Washington D.C., a cruise, and many trips to the Casinos. You will always be remembered for being a great DJ. My daughters, Son-In-Law, and grand kids, join me in prayers and our condolences to your family. Rest in peace with Junior, Pauline, and your parents.

Rose Ann Chavira (Rizo)

July 24, 2020

Cuz, I am going to miss you so much, you were a special part of my Houston visits, along with your sisters. I will miss the gathering and taking me around town to see sights and eat delicious foods. But most of all I am going to miss you, your smile, our talks,the mexican music you always kept me up on, and just seeing each other. Say hello to all of our loved ones. Love you and sorry I could not see you just one last time. Your cousin, Rose Ann

Josie Barrientos

July 24, 2020

Going to miss my tio but now he's with my mom and other family members rejoicing in heaven

Beatrice Gerard

July 24, 2020

My dearest brother, you were ready to leave this earth so you could be with Jr. You are no longer suffering and in pain. I will miss your nightly phone calls and the conversations we shared after Jr. passed. I love you. Your sister Bea.

Thelma Guevara

July 24, 2020

Rest In Peace Fernando. Thank you for all the great memories. You will now be rejoicing up in heaven with JR. You guys behave up there.
I remember our little joke about Ram Herrera’s song, AmorAmor. When you were DJing at the Touchdown back in the early 90’s and I asked you to play that song and you didn’t, I complained for about 5 minutes. So whenever Ben and I went out and you were DJing, you used to joke about it and say: “ This goes out to Thelma because if I don’t play it, she will surely let me have it.”
You may have told JR about that joke because whenever Ben and I happened to be where JR was DJing, he wound always play that song for me too. Ben and I will miss you guys so much.

Kathy and Fedo Saavedra

July 23, 2020

We met Fernando at Korner Bar approximately 15 years ago was a great DJ, person and friend, he always made sure he played some Zydeco music for us before closing, we had a very memorable time at Delta Downs for a 3 day weekend there was total of 4 couples that went he will be missed dearly Blessings to the whole family R.I.P. Fernando we shall meet again

Dolores Garcia

July 23, 2020

I knew Fernando from the KBar. I hired him to DJ for my 50th Birthday party and years later for my husband 60th. We enjoyed his music and he was a good friend. Happy that He has now joined his beloved son In heaven and will be sorely missed.


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