Eugenio "La Lumbre" Rodriguez, 65, passed away March 28, 2010 in a Sinton Nursing Center. Eugenio was born on Nov. 15, 1944 in Sinton to Ernesto and Edelmira Paz Rodriguez. He was a pipe fitter and welder more than 40 years, most recently employed by Becon Construction.

Survivors include his mother, Mildred Lopez, and stepfather, Tony Lopez, both of Sinton; a son, Nathan (Jessica) Lopez "La Lumbre Jr." of Sinton; two daughters; Olivia Vulverde and Rita Rodriguez, both of Corpus Christi; a brother, Eloy P. Rodriguez of Sinton; 15 grandchildren; and two nieces, Jessica (Chon) Rodriguez and Amanda (Anthony) Garcia, both of Odem.

Preceding in death are his maternal grandparents, Pedro and Olivia Paz; a daughter, Rachel Rodriguez; an aunt, Irene Guerra; and a nephew, Eloy "Brother" Rodriguez.

A Rosary was held on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Paul Rajareegam as celebrant.

Burial followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton.

Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton