SAN DIEGO - Manuel Antonio "Blacky" Rodriguez Sr., 74, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at his residence in San Diego.

He loved country life, playing the guitar, singing songs, drinking a cold one with his family and friends. Manuel was a caring loving man to all that knew him. About 8 weeks ago he received Jesus Christ as his Savior. So we his family await with hope to see him again in eternity. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Ezequiel and Manuela H. Perez Rodriguez, one son Manuel Antonio Rodriguez, Jr. He is survived by his three sons, Ezequiel (Magdalena) Rodriguez, Ruben Rodriguez, and David Rodriguez, seven daughters Rachael Rodriguez, Enedina Rodriguez, Idalia Rodriguez, Leticia (Armando) Vazquez, Mary Lou (Juan Sustaita) Trigo, Rosalinda Trigo, and Hermelinda ( Magdaleno Martinez) Rodriguez, seven brothers, Richard Childress, Arnoldo Rodriguez, Jesus Rodriguez, Luis Rodrigues, Noe Rodriguez, Raul Barrientes, and Romeo Garcia, 38 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego. Memorial prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. that same evening. Services will conclude after the service. 

Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the services