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Richard Rivera Rodriguez

Services for Richard Rivera Rodriguez, 80, of Troy, services will be held on Thursday, June 24th at 10:00 am at Young’s Daughters Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Guillen officiating.   


Richard Rivera Rodriguez went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 21, 2021 while surrounded by his family. 


Richard R. Rodriguez was born on April 2, 1941 to Nasario E. Rodriguez and Catarina Rivera in Rosebud, Tx. He married the love of his life Rosa Lopez  in 1959. He had an artistic ability and worked at a paint and body shop. He found his calling as a pastor serving the Lord. He was a pastor for 40 years. He owned his own restaurant called Casa Rodriguez in Temple. He spent his time with his family, fishing, and reading his Bible. His legacy was to pass down the word of God. to encourage his family to have a relationship with God. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 timothy 4:7 

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 20 years, Rosa Lopez, a daughter, Julie Soule

Survivors include his son, Richard Rodriguez, Jr.; two daughters, Mary DeLeon, Melissa Neilsen, three brothers, Juan and Linda Rodriguez, Fred and Barbara Rodriguez, Nasario and Gloria Rodriguez, Jr., four sisters, Catarina Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez, Lala Rodriguez, Ester and Henry Ceballos along with eight grandchildren, Kristie Carpenter, John Hernandez, Isaac J Hernandez, Victoria Medrano, Rosa DeLeon, Ashley Nielsen, Ashtin Nielsen, Mira Nielsen and six great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 23rd  from 6:00 - 9:00 pm and testimony hour at 8:00 pm 

Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina Young at Young’s Daughters Funeral Home.



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Bro Ricardo always made me laugh!! To this day I still quote otros cien ochenta! Once, when setting up the revival tent, he walked across the platform saying 180 lbs, and another 180 lbs! He always said things that would bring a laugh or smile to your face. At my wedding ceremony, he misspoke my husbands name to Sanchez. We still laugh about it to this day. We are blessed with precious memories and preachings! See you soon brother!!!

Ana Perez Rodriguez Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

I will always remember the Hno. Ricardo singing the song, Jehovah Es Mi Pastor at the church we used to go to in Temple. He was a man who truly loved God. I can only imagine what his eyes are seeing!

Raquel Gauna Jun 21 2021 12:00 AM

My greatest memory of Uncle Richard was when I went to his church, he had asked me if I wanted to sing a song in front of the congregation and I said "Yes Sir". The song was called "Un Dia A La Vez" and after I sing it, it made me feel proud to sing it because after the mass, he told me that I had a wonderful voice and asked if I can sing it from now on and I replied, "absolutely". From then on, I felt blessed about not being shy anymore to sing in front of people. He gave me the inspiration to sing with my heart. I will always in his honor, sing for him while thinking about him. Rest easy Tio Richard. I'll miss you always.

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