Joe R. Rodriguez IDALOU-Joe R. Rodriguez of Idalou passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the age of 70. He was born Nov. 2, 1942, in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Miguel and Aurora (Rangel) Rodriguez. Joe married Susie Marmolejo on April 28, 1962, in Petersburg. The couple later moved to Idalou, where he had owned Joe's Barber Shop since 1974. Joe and his family started a Christian music ministry. They were members of Nueva Vida Church in Ralls. He was also a former member of the Lions Club. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Susie; two sons, Joe Jr. of Canyon and Jorge of La Vernia; two daughters, Ester Garcia and Angela Garcia, bothof Lubbock; brother, Robert R. Rodriguez of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Sandra Maestas of Wichita, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Pascual and Asencion Rodriguez. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Combest Family Funeral Homes of Idalou with the family receiving friends 6 to 8 p.m. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at First Baptist Church with interment to follow at the Idalou Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Dr. Tafur and staff at Joe Arrington Cancer Center, Dr. Melanie O'Blender at Covenant Palliative Medicine, Dr. Jeremy Brown, Heidi and Misty with Hospice of Lubbock, and Dr. Ordonez for the care provided.
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Published by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Sep. 18, 2013.