Jose I. Rodriguez passed away Sunday, March 08, 2020, at the age of 79 in South Houston with his family at his side in his beloved parents’ home.

Jose (Chavelo) was born July 08, 1940, in Cerritos San Luis Potosi, Mexico to the parents of Juan Rodriguez and Alicia (Garcia) Rodriguez.

Jose (Chavelo) was married to Esperanza (Lopez) Rodriguez who departed before him and is awaiting his arrival to join her.

He was married to his wife of 55 years on June 21, 1961, and had a family of 7 children. Jose I. Rodriguez Jr, Ruben Rodriguez, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Pete Rodriguez, Mary Jane Rodriguez, Mary Ann Avila, and Richard Rodriguez. His 7 children had a Total of 18 Grandchildren, 25 Great grandchildren, 3 Great great grandchildren and growing to carry on his legacy.

Jose (Chavelo) was a very honest, hard-working man who was very close to all of his brothers and sisters. He enjoyed his pass time and hobbies in the outdoor environment. He would love to go fishing, hunting and camping the outdoors, in general, he had a story for all of his adventures that is what made him smile most the fresh outdoors.

Jose (Chavelo) would be missed by many people, friends, family and anyone who knew him. Gone but never forgotten.

Friday, March 13, 2020
5 – 8:00 p.m. – Visitation
7 p.m. – Rosary
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
8706 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, Texas 77075

Saturday, March 14, 2020
10 a.m. – Visitation
12:15 p.m. – Service

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
8706 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, Texas 77075

Interment will follow
2 p.m.
Grandview Cemetery
8501 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, Texas 77


  1. Melinda Lugo on March 10, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    My condolences, my prayers, and my heart go out to the entire Rodriguez family. Chavelito was a good man he lived an honest life. If you ever saw him you would always see him with a smile. He was always good to me and my family. He left a everlasting impression on my heart. Thank you Chavelito for everything. Rest In Peace old man. See y’all later!

  2. Jesus Castillo on March 11, 2020 at 11:52 am

    So sorry for the families loss. I will let others know here in Michigan.

  3. Cesar & Elizabeth Coss on March 12, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Our condolences and prayer for the Rodriguez Family

  4. Clemente (Clem) Garcia on March 14, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I send my condolences to the entire Rodriguez Family. I knew Chavelo when we all lived at the same farm (Foster Farm and Ranch) located in Rosenberg, Texas. I looked up to Chavelo and admired him for the hard worker and family man that he was. I respected him for being one of many that I admired and looked up to as a mentor.
    May he rest in peace in God’s Kingdom.

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