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Perfecto Rodriguez, Jr.

October 22, 1935 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Perfecto Rodriguez, Jr.  Perfecto was a loving husband, caring father to his children and Poppy to his grandchildren. Often humorous, he spoke his own lingo and gave loving nicknames to his family members. For decades, Perfecto enjoyed traveling with his family and friends to the hill country and his hometown of Brownsville, Texas. In 1974, he was the first Mexican-American recommended by the Corpus Christi Police Department for training at the National Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Quantico, Virginia.  He was a sharpshooter-TopGun, avid reader, and mastered several trades by reading books. Tall and handsome, his charisma was felt when he walked into any room.  Perfecto enjoyed an ice-cold beer in the summer time and wild turkey in the winter. The love and affection that he showed to his family is one of his greatest gifts and will never be forgotten.

Perfecto Rodriguez, Jr., was born on October 22, 1935, to Perfecto Rodriguez and Juanita G. Rodriguez at Los Marranos Ranch in Cameron County, Texas. He proudly served his nation in the U.S. Air Force and retired as Captain after 32 years of service with the Corpus Christi Police Department. He is preceded in death by his parents, Perfecto Rodriguez and Juanita G. Rodriguez; Sisters; Cruz Rodriguez, Beatrice Yassay, Amada Brown and Maria Rodriguez. Brothers; Rumaldo Rodriguez and Jose Rodriguez. Father-in-law Jose Casares, mother-in-law Josephine Casares and sister-in-law Regina Ward.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sylvia C. Rodriguez. Children: Sylvia Salas (George), Perfecto Rodriguez, III (Brenda), Patricia Rodriguez, David Rodriguez and Yvonne Rodriguez. Carlos Medina (father of Carlos and Christian Medina). Grandchildren: George Allen Salas, Jennifer Longoria (Ramon), Eric Rodriguez, Rhiannon Rodriguez, Dru Rodriguez (Stephanie), Perfecto Rodriguez, IV (Jacqueline), Carlos Medina, Christian Medina, and Regina Rodriguez. Brothers: Agapito Rodriguez, Zeferino Rodriguez and Francisco Rodriguez; along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers are Perfecto Rodriguez, III, David Rodriguez, Dru Rodriguez, Perfecto Rodriguez, IV, Carlos Medina, Christian Medina, and Joe Ward.  Honorary pallbearers include Agapito Rodriguez, Zeferino Rodriguez and Francisco Rodriguez.

Much love and gratitude to Dawn Hosack, RN, and the crew at Aadi Hospice. Jennifer Lamb, Idalia Ramirez and Isabel Perales. Our friends who turned into loving caregivers: Ida Salazar and Marcy Villegas. We are forever thankful to them all.

Dad, we love you, don’t forget.

A visitation will be held from 9:30am to 10:30am on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, 4357 Ocean Dr. A rosary will be recited at 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 710 S. 19th St., Corpus Christi, TX, with a funeral mass to follow at 11:30am that same morning. Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

Look Alive!-The Language of Perfecto Rodriguez Jr.


Pawn shop

Jail house rock

Long goney

Booker too

Let me look into your eyes

Ma cattle


Pot and pans

Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies

Bobby Lee

You got the money, I got the time

Look out for Dracula!

Use the ole noodle

Nobody knows




I te watch

Skinny bones jones

Right on catch-a-ton

You can’t bullshit a bull shitter


Sure looks like somebody!


She’s so happy!


The Goonies

Hit the road Jack!

Cruising and boozing

The children…..the childrennn

Got you good!

Wasted days and wasted nights

Scaredy cat-cat

Hey baby, que paso?

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November 18, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Seaside Funeral Home Chapel
4357 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

November 18, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

Funeral Mass
November 18, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

November 18, 2023

Seaside Memorial Park
4357 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412


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