Joe Antonio Rodriguez, Jr., 80, of Amarillo, TX died Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
Services will be at 3: 00 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Joe was born in Edinburg, TX on June 23, 1939 to Jose Antonio and Rafaela Rodriguez.
After graduating high school in Edinburg, he moved to Amarillo where he met his future wife, Charlotta Vaughn. He worked as a butcher and meat market manager at Safeway for 32 years.
He was an active member and ordained deacon at Forest Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
Many weekends were spent cheering for his favorite football teams, the University of Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Humberto, Hector and Joe2, and his sisters Gloria and Oralia.
Joe is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charlotta Rodriguez; his children, Brenda Rodriguez (Darrin), Larry Rodriguez and wife Kathi, Deatta Sanchez and husband Edward, and Stephanie Rodriguez (Aron); a sister, Yolanda Acosta and sisters-in-law, Juanita Rodriguez and Liza Rodriguez.
His favorite times were spent with his family, supporting and loving on his grandchildren, Andrew, Whitney, Matt and Kathy, Landon Kale and Kaci, Gabriel and Anissa, Bentley, Lillian, Alayna, Lorena and five great grandchildren, Brayden, Chloe, Viviana, Wilson Kale and Anaya.
Joe was blessed with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom he loved dearly.
He lived life to the fullest in every aspect and we will miss him dearly.