Rodney M. Souza Rodney M. Souza went home to be with Jesus, passing on April 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife Nancy, son Timothy, daughters: Janie, Alyssa, Kennedy and Hope, father Dennis and wife Pam, mother Lorraine Shirley and her husband John, grandmother Arlene Souza, and his brother Larry and Wife Lisa. Rodney will be missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Alfred Souza. He was a loving husband and father who dedicated his life to his wife and children. Rodney was in the U.S. Coast Guard and while stationed in Alaska remained and began his career in commercial fishing in the Bering Sea. Rodney worked hard and became captain of the F/V Ballad. Rodney loved the sea and continued in his career from the past 24 years. Rodney married in 1993 and went on to have a beautiful family. Rodney enjoyed spending time with his children, riding quads with his brother and friends, golfing and being a great friend to many. He was a kind and gentle man. Rodney will be missed by so many of us. He was a great and dearly loved daddy, husband, son, grandson, brother, and uncle. Viewing will be held from 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel, Tulare. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Bethel Assembly of God Church, 2516 No. M St., Tulare, with burial following at North Tulare Cemetery. Condolences may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Apr. 24, 2013