Lewis “Taco” Joseph Rodriguez, Sr.

July 12, 1959 - May 26, 2023

Lewis “Taco” Joseph Rodriguez, Sr., 63, passed away at 9:53 a.m., May 26, 2023. He was born on July 12, 1959, in Winshire, Texas to Secundino Rodriguez and Rachel Rodriguez.

Mr. Rodriguez graduated from Hamshire Fannett High School in 1977 and started working in the oil fields in 1978. He worked as a casing hand and then operations manager in 1996 until 2012. He moved to Elk City, Oklahoma to be operations manager for Byrd Oilfield Services. Lewis made his home in Leedey, Oklahoma and returned to Texas in February of 2023.

Survivors include wife, Julie Rodriguez; sons, Lewis Joseph Rodriguez, Jr. and his fiancé, Sandra McAndrew; Robert James Rodriguez and his wife, Becky Rodriguez; Jacob Allen Schleich; daughters, Dena Marie Rodriguez and her fiancé, Matthew Herrin; and Danielle Alynn Medley and her husband, Jon Medley; ten grandchildren; brother, Johnny Rodriguez and his wife, Pauline; sister, Dolores LeDoux and her husband, Ronnie; adopted brother, John Odom; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Secundino and Rachel Rodriguez; first wife, Tina Louise Rodriguez; and grandson, Heigan Rodriguez.

A gathering of Mr. Rodriguez’s family and friends will be, 5:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2023, at Broussard’s, 134 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2023, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 Buccaneer Dr, Winnie, with his internment to follow at the Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • May 31, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • May 31, 2023
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Louis Catholic Church
  • 315, W Buccaneer Dr, Winnie, TX, 77665,
  • June 1, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Fairview Cemetery, Winnie
  • 213, Fairview Cemetary Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,

Comments (19)

    Carrie Gaspard Bronson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Deanna and Michelle and Mr. Johnny. I haven’t had a phone and I just found out about Taco. I am sending ya’ll my thoughts and prayers. I love ya’ll.

    Jesse 'Pete' Mahon & Debbie says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news i just got it today. You will be greatly missed my brother, praying for the family.

    Steve & Becky Gatewood says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Ashley villejoin says:

    So sorry to hear about Mr taco prayers for everyone ❤️

    Darla Bruce King says:

    My sincere condolences to the family of Lewis. We went to school together at HF. He was always a kind soul. RIP friend.

    James Lynn says:

    Lewis and I went to high school together .He was my best friend back then .I was with him when he wrecked half of all his dads cars lol. We did a bunch of crazy stuff back then running the streets of Winnie . I will miss him ????

    Nina Marceaux says:

    Angels fly high. You gained your wings long before we lost you.
    In Jesus name,

    Russell and Mary Beard says:

    We are so sorry about Taco he was a wonderful friend a great man hugs and prayers for all of you ????❤️????

    Ida Dearbonne Brevell says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. It is so sad to hear of his loss. May Lewis RIP! Prayers to all the family.

    Debbie L Antilley says:

    Taco was my friend we grew up neighbors and classmates. He was the kindest person. You will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend

    Lea J Cossey says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your brother ???? ????

    Johnny Brooks says:

    Dolores when me and you went up there that time he was hurting but he was Man enough to stand it because you were there, he loved you girl. Taco was much of a man to the very end he doesn’t hurt anymore Rest In Peace Taco ! Prayers for thee family.

    Patty+Revia says:

    So sad to hear of his passing. Ike and I are praying for all the family.

    Chris matthews says:

    prayers for the family taco was a great person and great person he doesn’t have to feel pain again and he is in a better place love you taco

    Rodgers & Carla Manuel says:

    Prayers for all his family .Taco was a good guy he is going to be missed.

    Donald Savoie Sr. says:

    R. I.P my brother. Prayers for you and your family. You will be missed, we had some good times running Casing. You taught me a lot and I will cherish it forever. Love you brother.

    Roland & Jeanette Weekly says:

    Roland and I are so very sorry to hear about Taco. He was a wonderful friend to us both. I’m sure going to miss my good mornings from him on Facebook. Fly High My Friend, You’re Home Now!

    Elaine Hunter says:

    Dolores and Johnny and family lm so sorry for your loss. I’m totally in shock to see this. You are all in my prayers

    Kimberlyglenn says:

    Dolores I am so sorry to hear about Taco . Your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

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