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Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX

OBITUARY

Raul M. Rodriguez Jr.

June 22, 1940October 5, 2013

Raul “Bear” Rodriguez Jr, age 73, passed from this life to his eternal home in heaven on October 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. The Prayer Service will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at John son’s Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Raul, a native of Sterling City, Texas for most of his lifetime was born on June 22, 1940, but lived in San Angelo Texas for the past 14 years. Raul earned the nickname of “Bear” for being a large and powerful man of incredible strength, but he was a gentle giant with a heart of gold. Raul owned and operated a successful sheep shearing business that he put his heart and soul into for over 35 years. Due to his great reputation, his services were requested as far away as Montana and many other states. After 35 years of sheep shearing, Raul decided to become a bus driver for the Grape Creek School District. Raul was a devout Christian man and he always took the time to encourage the students to stay on the right track so they could have the brightest future possible. After seven years of bus driving, Raul decided to retire so that he could spend more time with his family and friends that he cared so much for. Raul is preceded in death by his loving father Raul Rodriguez and loving mother Julia Rodriguez. Raul is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 39 years, Rosa Rodriguez. Raul and Rosa were inseparable and were a great example of what true love really is to everybody that knew them. Rosa showed her love and devotion towards Raul all the way up to his final moments. Raul was a loving father to his daughter Rosa (Corby) Maskill and sons Raul Rodriguez III and Rogelio Rodriguez. Raul was a loving brother to Rudy Rodriguez, Jesse (Gloria) Rodriguez, Arthur Rodriguez, Ruben (Charlotte) Rodriguez, Bobby (Patti) Rodriguez, and sister Lydia (Felipe) Aguillon. Raul was a loving grandfather to Ryan Anthony Avalos, granddaughter Alicia Maskill and Corby Maskill II. Raul was a good Christian man that loved his family and friends, and was truly loved back in return. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His spirit will live on through our shared stories and laughter that will last with us forever. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Anderton of Shannon Hospital, the Shannon Hospital nursing staff, the HOSA staff, and all the loving family and friends who made his final days most comfortable. Family and friends may sign the online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Prayer Service Tuesday, October 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Memories

Raul M. Rodriguez Jr.

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Helen Crespin

October 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of Bear passing. He was such a caring person. There's no doubt in my mind that he is walking the streets of gold now. My prayers for the family. God be with them all.

Rosa Isela Maskill

October 15, 2013

I love you daddy and miss you very much. You will always be my superhero & role model. Thank you for always being there for me when I needed you & for our family as well. Ryan misses you very much but he knows that you are watching over him and all of us too. We love you, always and forever. Thanks for all the memories and your love will live on in our hearts forever.

MARIA CRUZ ZAMORA AND FAMILY

October 9, 2013

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCESES TO MY TIA ROSA AND ALL MY COUSINS WE LOVE YOU GUYS AND WE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU GUYS AND WE WILL MISS TIO RAUL HE WAS THE BEST MAN IN THE WORLD OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THE FAMILY

October 8, 2013

Rosa, we are so sorry to hear about Raul, our thoughts and prayers are for you and all the family. Jose and Lucia Martinez

Eugene Gomez

October 8, 2013

Sorry to hear about your loss Brothers n ur Dad was a Great Man!!! Gomez Family

Trish Linscott

October 8, 2013

God be with you in your loss. Mr. Rodriguez was a wonderful Godly man who did not put on his love for the Lord once a week with his Sunday coat, but wore it daily and let the thought of God grow into him, and through him, showing that God's grace is no dream, but that the Holy Spirit is still among men, and that all nobleness and manliness is His gift, His stamp, His picture: and so they get a glimpse of God. Loving thoughts and prayers for your family.

Ashley Belue

October 8, 2013

I am truly sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are with y'all

Jon Flores

October 8, 2013

To the Rodriguez Family,
My deepest condolences goes out to you! Roger you and your family our in our thoughts and prayers. Although I never had the chance to meet Raul, I heard wonderful heart felt stories about him from Roger. That truly showed he was a great and loving family man who will be be missed very much.

Jon Flores and Family

Lisa Wyatt

October 7, 2013

Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Rudy Zamora

October 7, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Rauls passing, I hope your memories of him will help with the sadness you are feeling at this time, and bring you a bit of comfort. Your whole family will be in our prayers. Rudy and Rachel Zamora (Round Rock, Tx )

FROM THE FAMILY