Gerardo was born on December 1, 1930 to Clemente & Angela (Beltram) Rodriguez in Santa Clara, Cuba. He was a true entrepreneur, owning and operating a mobile fruit and vegetable truck for numerous years in the community. Gerardo had a passion for people and a deep love especially for his family; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his heart. He would often enjoy traveling back to Cuba to visit with his family and friends, and always enjoyed a game of dominos.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories two daughters: Ruth Smith of Chipley, FL, and Angela Rodriguez of Graceville, FL; three sons: David (Dianna) Rodriguez of Miami, FL, Carlos Rodriguez of El Paso, TX, and Gerardo (Cornelia) Rodriguez of Orlando, FL; 12 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren; along with a host of other realties and friends.
A Celebration of Gerardo’s Life will be held 1:30 PM CST in the Cooper Funeral Home & Florist Chapel of Chipley, FL with Committal Service following in the Northside Cemetery of Chipley, Florida.
A Public-Walk Through Viewing will be held 12-5 PM CST, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in the Cooper Funeral Home & Florist Chapel of Chipley, FL. In consideration to public health & safety, the usage / wearing of a facial covering is required to attend the Public Viewing & Celebration of Life. Temperature checks will be required upon entry for the Celebration of Life on Thursday.