Steven Wade Rodrigues

Steven Wade Rodrigues

Steven Rodrigues, 49, of Many, passed away suddenly on June 17, 2020 while in his sleep. Steven was known for his love of family, friends, and freedom. The business owner and Marine Corp Veteran was quick to make friends and never met a stranger.

Steven is survived by his adoring wife, Kim; children, Keely of Headland, Alabama; Jacob of Demopolis, Alabama; and Teagan of Many; father-in-law, Grady Burl Cotton; three overprotective older sisters, Sharon Lunbeck; Kayla Hataway (Larry); and Ramona Mason; who lovingly referred to him as the “Golden Child” since he was the only son. Numerous nieces and nephews, who loved their fun uncle. Host of uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, and Marine Corp brothers.

His parents Ernest and Shirley Rodrigues and Mother-in-law Jo Ellen Cotton of Many preceded Steven in death.

Steven was born in Many on July 21, 1970. He proudly joined the Marine Corp, after graduating Many High School in 1988. He was a decorated machine gunner veteran of the first Gulf War.

After serving his country, he returned home before eventually landing in Demopolis, Alabama where he started River City Fencing Company. He moved back to Many in 2018 to be closer to family, and continue his father’s legacy by operating Shirrod Fencing.

Steven filled his time with being with family and friends. He loved pranks, sending funny videos, overall doing anything to make people laugh and smile. He and Kim always enjoyed hosting friends at their home from far and wide. He enjoyed coaching, traveling to watch his kids play sports, and camping on the “river”.

Steven’s passing is difficult for all that knew him, but we all know he lived life to the fullest everyday. He will truly be missed, SEMPER FI Marine!

Services were held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Many on Monday, June 22, 2020. Burial followed at St. John’s cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ronald Mason, Tony Mason, Chris Richardson, Christopher Rodrigues, Ryan Rodrigues and Neal Shoemaker.

Honorary Pallbearers: Tyler Cotton, Mark Ezell, Jason Malmay, Rodney Small, Caleb Veuleman, Matthew Veuleman, and Company L Weapons Platoon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Steven’s name to the charity of your choice.

The funeral service will be available live on the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Many, Louisiana Facebook page starting at 10:00 AM on Monday.

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