Israel Rodriguez, Jr., 64, of Amarillo, TX went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
Visitation will be from 3-5:00 p.m. with a ﬂag presentation at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Israel was born April 17, 1957, in Weslaco, TX to Israel and Sara Rodriguez. Upon serving in the US Army, he worked for Sundance Survey for several years and then received his associate degree in mechanical aviation from Hallmark University in San Antonio, TX. Turning his passion of cars and tinkering, in 1993, Israel opened Rods Automotive. After retirement, he began to pursue many other passions including riding his motorcycle, ﬁshing, and learning more about history. From Kress to Germany, and many other beautiful places in the world, he made friends everywhere he went. He touched the lives of many and left a lasting impression on those who crossed his path. He was a great father, grandfather, and friend and will be forever missed and never forgotten.
Survivors include his daughter Jennifer Jalomo and Husband Tino of Amarillo; sons, Ezequiel Rodriguez and Rosalie Carter, and Ted Michael Salerno, all of Amarillo; two brothers, Orlando Rodriguez, and Ismael Rodriguez, both of Amarillo; three sisters, Juanita Lejia, of Kress, Esther Berner, of San Antonio, and Estella Chambers of Amarillo; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
12 Replies to “Israel Rodriguez Jr.”
I miss you Dad and I can’t stop thinking about you. For as long as I can remember you have been larger then life to me an invincible almost mythical man who I thought would live forever. The last few years thought me that even superhero’s can fall on hard times. I’m so glad I got to spend time with u when you came to eat sleep wash clothes or just came by to see the kids I hate that they were robbed of having you around for 10 or 15 more years but right now I would settle for just one more minute. I’m lost without you and I don’t know how I’ll keep going I don’t know how to begin to live without you. You accepted me for who I was and what I did you never tried to change me and u never made me feel like I was just some screw up . I love you dad and not a day will go by that i don’t think about you or miss you.
I was trying to see u but will see u again soon u will be greatly missed cant believe it
No greater man than you. I Love you papi.
Zeke I’m really sorry for the loss of your dad. Triston so sorry for losing your grandpa. Also for the entire family. Thoughts, and prayers.
I will miss you my friend😥🚀To The Moon and Back. Thank you for always being there, fly high,now you can reach the stars you intently gazed upon all the time🌟🪐💫❣🕯🪶
My Heart goes out to family…praying for comfort & peace🥀
Dear friend I will never forget you or all that you taught me. I will miss you greatly and remember you always.🙏🏻♥️
You’ve taught me so many things in life I can’t even begin to name them all. You will be missed and thought about. hopefully you found your big pot of gold where you’re at now. See you later friend.
So sorry for your loss, may God be with you all today & in the days to come….
I love you my friend, you will never be forgotten.
My deepest condolences to Jennifer, Zeke, Tino, Tristen, Aleigha, Jordan. Crestina . Estella, Rick Esther, Juanita, Esther, Ismo and Orlando. All the nieces, nephews, grandkids, great grandkids, cousins and the rest of the family. May the Lord give you peace as only He can give.
I’ll never forget the time you showed me how to look for gold! I thought it would take me an eternity to find it, but you told me,”keep trying gold digger you’ll find it!” We laughed sooo hard!! RIP Israel
So sorry for your loss