RODRIGUEZ, Jerry, 61, of Brooksville, died Monday, May 24, 2004 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in Dade City. A Tampa native and lifelong Florida resident, he moved to this area in 1969. He was a race car driver and owner and lived to race. Survivors include five children, Mitchell Christmas of Zephyrhills, Gary Rodriguez, Tracie Rodriguez and Jancy Rodriguez, all of Dade City and Rebecca Rodriguez of Brooksville; three brothers, Poppie, Billy and Michael; two sisters, Roxanne Morgan and Tuddy Rogers; and ten grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Kirk Rodriguez in 1969. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at Lutz Cemetery with Sheriff Cal Henderson officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery one hour prior to the service. HODGES FAMILY FUNERAL HOME DADE CITY, FLORIDA 352-567-0000 http://www.hodgesfuneralhome.com
Published in TBO.com on May 30, 2004.