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Wolfforth United Methodist Church
Wednesday June 1st, 2022

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Mr. Joseph C. Rodriguez "Chris" Resident of Lubbock

Joseph C. “Chris” Rodriguez was born August 20, 1951 in Corpus Christi Texas

His parents were Andrew and Margaret Rodriguez.

As a young man Chris loved to read and that love continued through out his life up until his death.  He attended Corpus Christi Schools and graduated from Miller High School in 1969.

After high school he attended Southwestern University in Georgetown Tx where he received his bachelor’s degree in history.  From there he attended Harvard divinity school and received a Master of divinity degree.  He became an Elder in the United Methodist Church and worked in the Texas Conference for several years.  He then decided to return to school and obtain a Juris doctorate in law.  He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1982. 

He returned to his home in Corpus Christi and worked for a law firm there before starting a very successful law firm of his own. He was also very active in the community and coached elite soccer for many years.   Eventually he left law and moved to Midland Tx to work as a Landman.  While living there he met his wife Pat and they were married in 2008.  Chris’s love for ministry was always on his mind and he joined wife Pat in ministry in Sweetwater/Roscoe Tx. shortly after they married.   In 2012 They moved to Alpine Tx to Pastor Alpine and Marfa together.  In 2015 Chris had a massive stroke and heart attack and retired from ministry. 

Chris loved people, his family, and his grandchildren. He and Pat traveled extensively throughout their years together.  And when they married he promised her an eternal honeymoon which it was. 

Chris is survived by his wife Pat of Lubbock Tx; Three sons, Mike (Christina) of San AntonioTx; Tim of San Antonio Tx.; and Blaine of Austin Tx.; one daughter, Marisa Brisson (Jason) of Virginia Beach Va.; two bonus daughters, Shannon Edwards (Courtney) of Lubbock Tx.; and Jerri-Lynn Throgmorton (Rodney) of Canadian Tx; one sister, Belinda;  Seven grandchildren,9 bonus grandchildren and 5 bonus great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a bonus son, Christopher Boone, and a bonus granddaughter

Cremation services are entrusted to the professionals of Grace Funeral Care. 

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So very sorry to hear of your passing, yet joyful in the knowledge that you are with our Lord and Savior. Praise God for the time we shared.

Bill Perry Aug 20 2022 12:34 PM

Big Pop you will always be remembered for all the great things you have done for everyone thanks for being such a God giving person RIP love you

Russell Harrison May 28 2022 4:57 PM

The loss of a long-time close friend is like losing a family member. Rest In Peace in heaven, good buddy. Thoughts and prayers go out to Pat and the Rodriquez family.

Richard Zamora May 27 2022 7:03 PM

Pat..my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I wish that I could hug your neck. Continued prayers for you….

Lorrie Bell May 27 2022 1:10 AM

A very nice obituary. Pat, I will be thinking of you and your family. Love and prayers!

Kathy Sansom May 26 2022 9:02 PM

Pat, we will keep you & your family in our prayers.

Merry Beth, Steve Mills May 26 2022 5:47 PM

Thank you Chris for taking such good care of my dear friend,Pat, and being her so much happiness and showing her love & life she never could have imagined. Rest In Peace my friend

Peggy Kimbrell May 25 2022 5:30 PM