He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Rodriguez of Colton, Calif.; mother Carmen (Alvarez) Rodriguez of Lodi, Calif.; brother Arthur and nephew Joseph of Southern California. He is survived by his wife Joyce of 15 years, his son Jacob and daughter Joy of Crescent City, stepchildren: Brandon of Louisville, Ky.; Coreen of Ripon, Calif.; Derrick of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Isaac of Wellington, Colo.; Jenell of Fort Collins, Colo.; brothers: Anthony Rodriguez of Lodi, Calif., Rene Rodriguez and Ron Rodriguez of Stockton, Calif.; sisters: Cynthia Rodriguez of Lodi, Calif.; Olivia Ortega and Oneida Ortega of Southern California; sisters-in-law: Diane Rodriguez and Kathy Rodriguez of Stockton, Calif.; Tencha Rodriguez of Carlsbad, Calif., and Laura Rodriguez of Lodi, Calif. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great -nephews and lots of cousins.
Rodd was a free spirit and loved road trips to visit family and friends. A large cup of coffee and a full tank of gas were two of his favorite things. He requested years ago that when he died, he did not want to have a sad funeral or memorial service, but he wanted a party thrown in his honor. There will be information concerning “The Party” posted at his place of work once arrangements have been made. He will be missed!