Rody was born on March 5, 1966 in New Braunfels, Texas to Richard and Maria Robles. After living in New Braunfels for a short time, the family moved to Houston, Texas. Rody attended Hidden Valley Elementary, Stovall Junior High and was a very proud Mustang from Aldine Senior High. He was a man of God, a loving father, and the greatest supporter anyone could ever ask for. He always went out of his way for his family no matter the cost. His words of kindness influenced and touched so many people’s hearts. He loved Jesus, his family and the Dallas Cowboys.
Rody started working at a grocery store in high school which eventually led to a job with Borden Ice Cream. He worked so much that his mom would often tell people he was married to Elsie the cow (the mascot for Borden). He started working for Blue Bunny Ice Cream in 2002 as a Sales Representative. He loved repping the Blue Bunny. His brothers loved to tease him about the “other ice cream”, but Rody was steadfast in his loyalty. He loved his work, but he loved his friends and family even more.
Rody spent time as an active member of the Alive young adult group and children’s ministry at Lakewood Church. He really enjoyed the lasting friendships he developed there, and often reminisced about the fun times.
In 2006 he married into an instant family when he married his wife Christina and became a father to Zachary. As a husband and father, Rody was all-in. He understood the responsibility that God had entrusted him with and he was not about to let God down. Rody had a passion for coaching baseball which he got to do early with his nephew Gabriel, and that passion was reignited when Zachary started playing baseball. Rody did not just invest in Zachary, he generously shared his patience and knowledge with any kid he met. He would often start as a dad in the stands but would eventually end up as an assistant coach for most of the teams Zachary played for. Rody had the opportunity to serve as the head coach of junior high boys at Cypress Christian School. He was very proud of the fact that he was able to coach two successful seasons for the school. As a coach, Rody did not want them to just succeed at baseball, he wanted them to succeed as young men.
Rody is preceded in death by his loving parents Richard and Maria Robles. He is survived by his wife Christina, son Zachary, brothers and brother and sister in-laws : Rick and Suzy, Rob and Angie, Laura and Joel, Anna and Brendan; nieces and nephews: Crystal, Gabriel (Angela), Felicia (Eric), Cassy (Todd), Anthony, Victoria, Sydney, Jared, Alyssa (Andre), Mikayla (Aidan), Gabriel, Israel, Connor (Emma), and Noble as well as great nephews and nieces: Isaiah, Crede, Luke, Elena, McKenzie, and Spenser.
He will be missed by so many. Until we meet again, “Have a blessed and awesome day!”
In lieu of flowers donations should be made to The American Heart Association.
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