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Richard Rivera Rodriguez

April 2, 1941 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 80)


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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June 23, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center
4235 E US Hwy 190
Temple, TX 76501

Funeral Service
June 24, 2021

10:00 AM
Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center
4235 E US Hwy 190
Temple, TX 76501

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