LAURO FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ
May 4, 1948 - May 16, 2023
Lauro Fernando Rodriguez, 75, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
He was preceded in passing by his parents, Santos J.M. Rodriguez and Alicia Diaz; and his son, Juan Pablo Rodriguez.
Left to cherish his memory are: his daughters, Yanira Alvarado and Ysena Gamez; his son, Kyle Roeland; the mother of his daughters, Maria D. Anguiano; his siblings, Leonor R. Rodriguez, Felix (Maria Cynthia) Rodriguez, Marta (Denny) Asleson, Santos Jose Rodriguez, Socorro Rodriguez-Diaz, Lourdes Bolinger, Luz Sabin, Raquel R. Rodriguez, Dora Elia Rodriguez, and Roque Martin (Ynette R.) Rodriguez; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives, and friends.
Lauro Fernando Rodriguez, born in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, will be remembered as an exceptional family man who held deep affection for his siblings, nieces, nephews, children, and grandchildren. Lauro's love knew no bounds, and his unwavering support and guidance enriched the lives of all those who were fortunate enough to know him. His presence will forever be missed, and his memory will be cherished in the hearts of his family.
Lauro dedicated his life to serving his country, proudly serving in both the Marine Corps and the Army. Throughout his military career, he exemplified courage, resilience, and an unwavering sense of duty. Lauro's remarkable bravery was recognized with the esteemed Purple Heart, an honor bestowed upon him not once, but twice, symbolizing his sacrifices in the line of duty. In addition to his Purple Hearts, Lauro also achieved the distinction of obtaining his airborne wings, demonstrating his unwavering dedication to excellence. His training and expertise in airborne operations were a testament to his commitment to the highest standards of military proficiency. Lauro's commitment to service extended beyond combat, as he was also awarded two Army Commendation Medals, one for Valor Humanitarian Service and another for Good Conduct. His selflessness and compassion left a lasting impact on those he encountered.
Outside of his military service, Lauro was a man of many passions and interests. He found solace and joy in exploring the world, sightseeing, and immersing himself in the wonders of nature. Working with animals on ranches brought him a profound sense of connection and fulfillment. Lauro had a keen eye for collecting, be it rocks or coins, and took great pleasure in growing his collections. He embraced friendly competition on the bowling lanes, showcasing his skill and camaraderie. In quieter moments, he found relaxation in binge-watching movies, taking long walks, joyriding, and fishing. Lauro's storytelling ability captivated all who listened, as he had a wealth of experiences and wisdom to share. Above all, Lauro's caring nature shone through in his genuine desire to take care of everyone he encountered, as he nurtured and supported those around him.
Lauro Rodriguez leaves behind a rich legacy of love, bravery, and kindness. His memory will forever be cherished by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. Although he is no longer with us, his spirit will continue to guide and inspire us, reminding us of the importance of love, service, and pursuing our passions.
The family will be receiving condolences on Tuesday evening, May 23, 2023 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Prayer Service will commence at 6 p.m.
Full Military Honors and Interment will be held on Wednesday morning, May 24, 2023 at 11:15 a.m. at The Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Pallbearers will be: Brandon Gamez, Jason Gamez, Felix Rodriguez, Felix Rodriguez Jr., Roque M. Rodriguez, Roque M. Rodriguez Jr., Armando Garza Jr. and Kyle Roeland.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Luis Garza IV.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to the Patriot Guard Riders online at: www.patriotguard.org/donate/
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.