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Steve Rodriguez

May 6, 1949March 16, 2020

Steve Rodriguez, 70, entered into the loving arms of Jesus during the morning hours of Monday (March 16, 2020) surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born on May 6, 1949 in Belle Fourche, SD to the late Tony & Benita (Orona) Rodriguez.

Steve enjoyed the simplicity of life and loved his Lord Jesus Christ. He was a member of Oasis Church. He enjoyed being outdoors camping, target shooting, making walking sticks, and spending time with his family and friends. Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend; he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Krogman.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 36 years, Toni Rodriguez; four sons, Chad Rodriguez, Rodney Collins, Jamison Henry, and Jason Henry; daughter, Jasmine Rodriguez; brother, Richard Orona; sister, Hope Hyman; four grandchildren, Sydney Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez, Torie Rodriguez, and Jordan Henry; special aunt, Mona; two special nephews, Brian and Allen; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday (March 20, 2020) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Pastor Tony Marshall officiating.

Steve will be laid to rest on Friday (March 20, 2020) at 3 p.m. at Forest Hills Memory Gardens (19415 Lee Hwy Abington, VA 24210). Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be made to the Rodriguez family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Rodriguez family.


  • Toni Rodriguez, Loving wife of 36 years
  • Chad Rodriguez, Rodney Collins, Jamison Henry, and Jason Henry, Four Sons
  • Jasmine Rodriguez, Daughter
  • Richard Orona, Brother
  • Hope Hyman, Sister
  • Sydney Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez, Torie Rodriguez, and Jordan Henry, Four Grandchildren
  • Mona, Special Aunt
  • Biran and Allen, Two special nephews
  • Several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends, Family
  • Tony & Benita (Orona) Rodriguez, Parents (deceased)
  • Bobby Krogman, Brother (deceased)


  • Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, March 20, 2020


Steve Rodriguez

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Lena and Ed Murray

April 2, 2020

Toni and Jasmine: We send our condolences to you both for your loss. Steve was such a good man. I am sorry that we did not hear of his passing until today; we would have certainly been there to celebrate his life with you. We enjoyed camping with you, Steve and Jasmine. It was a privilege knowing Steve.

Gary Spry

March 20, 2020

Toni, Jasmine, and family,

So sorry for your loss. So glad we had a chance to visit with Steve recently. We are praying for you all and hope you are comforted by family and friends during this difficult time. We are rejoicing with you that Steve is no longer suffering and is in paradise praising our Lord and Saviour. Please take comfort in this.

Love, Gary and Wendy Spry

Shelby Jones

March 19, 2020

I admired Steve because of his character and his commitment to the Lord Jesus. I am sorry for the suffering he had to endure. But, I know in the grand scheme of things, it was but for a moment and now he knows joy that will never end in the presence of the Lord. Toni, I know you and your family will miss him dearly and I pray that God will comfort you as only He can.

Wendy Spry

March 18, 2020

I will always remember our camping escapades and how much we enjoyed them. Steve was always such a gracious host. Will always remember his kind ways

Carol Bruce

March 18, 2020


I am so very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was such a kind soul. I will treasure my camping memories and camping friends for the rest of my life. I know where you are right now and pray for comfort for you and your family.

Carol Bruce