Frank Charles Rodriguez

frank rodriguez

April 25, 1940 ~ March 5, 2022

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Our Frank Rodriguez has joined our loved ones who have gone before us in heaven on Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Bryan surrounded by his children and family. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center with the Rosary recited at 6:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am, Friday, March 11, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Interment to follow in Bryan City Cemetery with Military Honors. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Frank was born in Bryan on April 25, 1940, to Francisco and Maria Cruz Rodriguez. He was the eldest of six siblings born to this union. Frank was a determined young man who wanted to be successful in life. After graduating high school, he immediately joined the United States Air Force. Frank then attended Texas A&M on the GI Bill. He was a proud Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 1970. Frank began his career in the tire industry following his course work at TAMU. In 1970, Frank moved his family to Houston where he began his career with Firestone in 1970. In 1983, he moved his family back home to Bryan where he was the managing partner of Len George Firestone in College Station until 1987. He then went on to work at Goodyear and finally retired after working many years at Oscar & Sons Autobody Specialists. He was blessed and honored to work with Oscar Chappell who was one of his dearest friends. Frank enjoyed life to the fullest and loved dancing at the Bryan Lulac Ball Room. He was no stranger to the dance floor and one of favorite dance partners was his precious cousin Lita Duran from Laredo. He loved to share his talent with his family over the years, especially his grandson Nicholas. His favorite breakfast meal was a hot bowl of menudo. He truly enjoyed homemade tamales. Frank will be remembered as a self-proclaimed Honorary Employee of Texas DOT for mowing the ditch in front of his house over the years. He was also the president and sole member of the Brazos/Robertson County chapter of the HOA (Hitchhikers of America). Those that knew Frank over the last 20 years can appreciate the comedy of this. He was a hard worker and lived by the philosophy of “Don’t wait for anyone to give you something, work for it.” He didn’t believe in handouts. His greatest accomplishments in life were his children Kim, Charlie, and Meagan; building his life, and his education from TAMU. Frank was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he shared his faith life with family and friends.

His parents, Francisco and Maria; the mother of his children Dora Cruz, and his brother, Eddie Rodriguez, all preceded him in death.

Frank the Tank is survived by his children, Kim and husband Craig Tepera, Charlie and wife Rhonda Rodriguez, and Meagan and husband Robert Huerta; his grandchildren, Galon and wife Chelsea Tepera, Haley and husband Justin Hartgroves, Nicholas and Jackie Tepera, Sierra Shivok, Isaiah Rodriguez, Colby Shivok, Lia Rodriguez, Mea Huerta, and Ryleigh Huerta; his great-grandchildren, Rimi, Ramsi Tepera and Brooks Hartgroves; his siblings, Stella and husband Louis Garcia, Roseann and husband Bernard Blanco, Roy and wife Vera Rodriguez, Martha and husband Paul Bacon; his sister-in-law, Nickie Rodriguez; and numerous nephews, nieces, and extended family.

Galon Tepera, Nick Tepera, Jose’ Lerma, Isaiah Rodriguez, Colby Shivok, and Jimmie Carter are serving as Pallbearers honoring the life of Frank Rodriguez.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803
The family would like to thank the VA and the staff at CHI St. Joseph for the exceptional care they provided to our father, especially, nurse Kailey Gibson, PJ, and tattoo Tim.

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Visitation: March 10, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Rosary: March 10, 2022 6:30 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Mass of Christian Burial: March 11, 2022 10:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721

Interment: March 11, 2022 11:15 am

Bryan City Cemetery
1111 N Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803


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  1. I am so sorry for your loss and I am praying for God to wrap his arms around each of you and bring. you the peace and comfort your hearts need.

  2. I’m sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. We lived in the Brazos Bottom at Steele Store near the Rodriquez family and went to Steele Store School in the late 40’s and 50’s. My brothers John and Andrew were friends with Frank and Eddie and I remember the fun time the boys had together, especially rabbit hunting and craw fishing! Sadly, they have all 4 passed away.

    • Thank you for sharing. My dad absolutely loved spending time down at Steele Store, even as an adult. He took us kids there many many times over the years.

  3. To Frank’s Family,
    My deepest condolences to all the family and I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May the love of the lord bless Frank always and provide him peace, comfort and joy in heaven. God bless.

  4. Prayers for the family, we know Frank is in a better place and dancing with the Angels. May GOD continue to provide you comfort in this time of loss.

    With much love from the Anagnostopoulos Family.

  5. My prayers with y’all ! Y’all (Rhonda /Charlie)are some awesome ppl and so glad we meet short while but seems like we been friends for a while love being around y’all awesome couple we enjoy y’all great food and company so sorry for y’all lost seems like he was very special man take care God be with y’all love yall !!Miguel and Celia!

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