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.