Crecencio (Chencho) Rodriguez of Rankin, TX, passed-away peacefully on October 31, 2020 at the age of 79.
Chencho is survived by his wife Erlinda Rodriguez; his children Criscilda Curtis and Crecencio Rodriguez Jr.; stepchildren Jorge Ramirez and Johnny Joe Ramirez; grandchildren Robert Sherman, Courtney Sherman, Alexia Rodriguez and Cheyenne Rodriguez; step-grandchildren Catherine Ramirez, Gorge A. Ramirez, Adam Ramirez, Avery Ramirez and Tex Ramirez; great grandchild Ja’Niyah Sherman; brother Raymond Rodriguez and sisters Carol Armendarez, Laura Salinas, Ophelia Teal and Mary Ellen Rodriguez. He is predeceased by his parents Albertano and Rosie F. Rodriguez; first wife Maria Avila Rodriguez; son Robert “Bobby” Rodriguez; stepdaughter Delma Ramirez and step-grandson Andrew Gonzalez; brother Albert Rodriguez and sisters Ethel Mae Rodriguez, Delfina Delgado and Sally Munoz.
Chencho was born April 19, 1941 in Sheffield, Texas. He started working as a young teenager helping his father with various types of ranch work. As he got older, he started working in the oilfield industry as a rig operator for over 25 years. He moved to Rankin in 1975.
Chencho was a devoted father. He enjoyed fishing and watching his Dallas Cowboys. He was a loving man, outgoing, and overall an amazing person. He was a devoted catholic and heavily involved with St. Thomas Catholic Church in Rankin. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at the Rankin Park Building in Rankin, TX. The rosary will commence at 7pm. The funeral services will be held at 2pm at the Rankin Park Building on Friday, November 6, 2020, followed by the burial services at the Rankin Cemetery. With all due respect, we ask all who attend to please wear a face mask. Arrangements are under the care of Shafer-Nichols Funeral Home.