Sergio Alberto "Checo" Rodriguez, Jr.
May 24, 1974-March 7, 2020
Sergio Alberto “Checo” Rodriguez, Jr, age 45, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Checo as he was affectionately called, was born on May 24, 1974. He graduated from United High School in 1992 where he was an outstanding student, excelled in football and a member of the Future Farmers of America. Checo attended Baylor and Texas Tech Universities; at the age of 21 he was the youngest Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas.
Checo was confident, had a fantastic quick wit and had the ability to make a friend of anyone –His smile and laughter was contagious; he had a kind and generous heart, a man with an amazing personality. Checo enjoyed supporting and cheering on his younger brother Mando through every baseball team he coached. Checo played a vital role in their 2013 Little League World Series appearance in Bangor, Maine. Checo was an avid outdoorsman, skier and enjoyed hunting with his compadres; but his pride and joy was hunting with his family. Checo was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother, who will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents: Alberto J. and Ofelia G. de Lachica, his aunt; Eliza de Lachica –Trevino; Paternal Grandparents; Pablo M. & Leonor Rodriguez, Aunt Norma Montgomery, Father-in-law; Alfonso Mendiola and Brother-in-law, David Mendiola.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 20 years, Viola M. Rodriguez, daughters, Victoriali, Ariela and stepson - Henry Lee Perez. His mother; Rosario de Lachica, Father, Sergio Alberto Rodriguez, Sr.; Siblings: Armando Daniel (Selina) Rodriguez and Cordelia (Andres) Diaz. As well as his mother in law Gloria Mendiola, brothers in law; Alfonso (Pat) Mendiola, Jr., Eduardo Mendiola, Cesar Mendiola, and Orlando (Lori) Mendiola.
In addition to numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Dennis Cantu, Dr. Benson Yu Huang, Dr. Bicheng Nan; and all the staff at LMC ICU for their utmost care given to our father, son and brother.
The family will receive condolences on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 4 until 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
The procession will depart at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, March 11, 2020 to St. Patrick Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Armando Rodriguez, Andres Diaz, Roberto Luis Valdez, Jr., Eduardo Diego de Lachica, III, Henri Lee Perez, Jose Alberto Trevino, Jr., Daniel Diego Trevino, and Alejandro Pena.
You may extend your condolences to the family online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041, 956.722.8850