ALICE, Texas - Benero "Benny" Rodriguez, 44, died Saturday, September 15, 2007. He was a United States Navy veteran. He was a 1981 Alice High School graduate, and a former Alice Coyote football player. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys football fan. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose B. "La Changa" Rodriguez.

Survivors include his mother, Celia Leal Rodriguez of Alice, Texas; his wife, Noemi Pena Rodriguez of Alice; one son, David Michael Rodriguez and one daughter, Stacy Danielle Rodriguez, both of Alice; and a sister Melissa Rodriguez of Alice.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2007 at Walker-Mora Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am., Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at St Joseph Catholic Church with Military Honors conducted by the United Veterans Burial Association and burial to follow at New Collins Cemetery-Alice.

Arrangements entrusted to Walker-Mora Funeral Home of Alice.