The Norman Transcript

July 25, 2013

Joel Rodriguez

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Joel Rodriguez, 35, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013. He was born in New York City on Aug. 14, 1977, and in the past seven years, Norman became his beloved home.

He spent eight amazing years married to the love of his life, Sarah. He was an amazing daddy to his one-year-old son, Milo. There was no one like Joel. He was a fierce protector of those he loved, tender-hearted and compassionate, full of life with a laugh like no other.

He loved Jesus with all of his heart, and the biggest desire of his life was that “all would see how great is our God” through him. He fought so very hard and we, his family, are so proud of him.

We honor his life and the mighty man of God that he was. Not a day will go by that he will not be remembered and celebrated. We know that he is in heaven with Jesus, his parents and holding his child that we never got to meet on this earth. We know that one day, we will see him again and, oh, what a celebration that will be.

Joel is survived by his wife, Sarah and son, Milo and numerous family and friends.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Antioch Community Church, 1330 E. Lindsay St. in Norman.

In lieu of flowers The Joel Rodriguez Memorial Fund has been established at any First Fidelity Bank location in support of his son, Milo.

Arrangements for Joel and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

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Norman Transcript, Thursday, July 25, 2013