Thoston Rodriguez, Sr., 74 years old, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home with his family by his side.  He was born on Saturday, May 29, 1943 in Uneedus, Louisiana.  He traveled nationwide in his 18-wheeler and for over 30 years operated his own dirt and gravel business with his truck and dozer.  He enjoyed singing and playing his guitar.  He loved his family, friends, and community.  

Thoston is survived by his wife, Janie Holland Rodriguez; daughter, Ashleigh Nicole Rodriguez (fianc√©, Wayne); his former wife, Frances Lassen Rodriguez; son, Thoston Rodriquez, Jr. (Marsha); daughter, Nita Tallo (Patrick); son, Zeno Rodriguez (Sonia); nine grandchildren, Jessica, Patrick, Jared (Christen), Trenton (Alexandra), Kyle (Samantha), Kennedy, Kamryn, Kendyl, and Kooper; three great-grandchildren, Daisy, Reese, and Cate; two brothers, Walter Rodriquez, Jr. and Gregory Rodriguez (Diane); sister-in-law, Lois Rodriguez; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Louise Gallington Rodriguez; infant daughters, LoLita and Rosita; sisters, Georgeann Simer (Maurice), Callie Alexius (Lawrence), Pearlie Sharpe (Ellis), Sadie Rogers (Homer), and Conjetta; three brothers, Eddie Rodriguez (Blanche), Joseph Rodriguez, and Stanley Rodriguez; and his sister-in-law, Doris Rodriguez.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 am until the Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Roche Cemetery, Husser, Louisiana.

The family would like to thanks all the relatives, friends, and hospice workers who helped take care of him.  Special thanks to niece, Carrie.  

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