Transito F. Rodriguez, beloved husband, loving father and grandfather passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 30, 2017. The Divine Mercy will be prayed at 6 pm on Tuesday, August 1st; Rosary will be prayed at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 2nd and Celebration Mass will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, all services will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hobbs, NM. Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Hobbs, NM.
He is survived by his beautiful wife of 58 years, Maria L. Rodriguez, 8 children; Josepha DeLeon, Spouse, Oscar Deleon, Sylvia Cavazos, Spouse, Rick Cavazos; Judy Chavez, Spouse, Jorge Chavez; Sonny Rodriguez, Roberto Rodriguez, Spouse, Anita Rodriguez; Jesse Rodriguez, Spouse, Velma Rodriguez; Joe Rodriguez, Spouse, Ashley Rodriguez, and Norma Rodriguez, partner, Jay Britten. He was blessed with 45 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and counting; one brother, Manual Rodriguez, his wife Eloisa, one sister, Cruz Baeza, and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Transito Rodriguez, his mother, Josepha Flores, his son, Sonny Rodriguez, his two sisters, Manuela Rodriguez, Juanita Tovar and one brother, Esteban Rodriguez.
He was born on November 6, 1936 in Alpine, TX. He married the love of his life on November 8, 1959 and moved his family to Hobbs, NM in 1961. He was a strong, faithful and hard-working father and husband. He was the best example to his children in teaching them to live their lives with honesty, integrity and dignity. His work ethic was second to none and his typical greeting to his sons and grandsons his “How’s work mijo?” He showed true dedication to the people he worked for; serving 30+ years at Pumping Unit Services, owner Marion Hightower and after retiring from Pumping Units went to work for Jeff Hamilton at K&S for 18 years. What brought him joy were hunting, fishing, gardening, cook-out’s every Friday for the family and working with copper in his spare time. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus. His legacy will live on through his children with family gatherings of Christmas traditions, such as Santa visiting all the kids on Christmas Eve; he anxiously awaited hunting trips with “his boys”; making tamales with his bride and his children every November; and the traditional fish fry on Good Friday were only a few. He created a special bond amongst all.
He had many nicknames given to him by close friends and co-workers, a few were “TR”, “Tranpa” or “The Transmitter”. He made an impact on many lives, welcomed all into his home and took many as his own. He will be deeply missed by many.
Our condolence to the Rodriguez family at this time of great loss. All three of us had the honor of working and learning from Transito during his time at Pumping Unit Services. We are better men because of what we shared with Transito. We talk of Transito often when we recall growing up in Hobbs and working at Pumping Unit Services. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
The Hightower BoysAlbuquerque, NM
Highly favored and truly blessed man. Loved this guy and all his family. Transito will be missed by many many people, especially the ones that really got to know him and that he touched directly. "Que En Paz descanse TR" My prayers for the family. God bless all of you in this time of remembrance and grief.
RUDY RODRIGUEZTucson, AZ
We enjoyed talking with you when ever we would come up to shop. Mary always had to have her hug before we left.
Delbert & Mary MooreHobbs, NM
Sending all my love and sympathy to my Tia, cousins and Dad. Tio will truly be missed. God Bless each and everyone of you. Keep his memory alive by continuing to celebrate the things he loved most. Love you all so much :) Lina Rodriguez & Robert Cano & family
Lina RodriguezMansfield, TX