He was born in San Antonio and attended St. Paul’s Elementary, Central Catholic High School, and St. Mary’s University. Carlos worked in clinical studies for over 20 years, most recently with Care Access Research where he was Manager of Logistical Planning. Carlos oversaw assessing, strategizing, and planning the logistics of clinical trials.
Carlos is survived by the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Marissa Figueroa, and loving sons, Ari, Cruz, and Rafe; father, Ricardo Rodriguez; brother, Ray Rodriguez, sisters-in-law, Jan & Holly Rodriguez; in-laws, Leo & Terry Figueroa; sisters-in-law, Jamie and Sarah Figueroa; nephews, Vincent and Jude Rodriguez and niece, Ellery Rodriguez. Carlos was preceded in death by his mother, Oralia Rodriguez, and brother, Ricky Rodriguez.
His greatest accomplishment was being a father. Family was of the utmost importance in his life. He was deeply loved and known for his joyful spirit, kindness, and loving attitude towards all. Carlos touched so many with his good nature and kind deeds and left an unforgettable impression with so many. Carlos was a true example of compassion, selflessness, and unwavering strength.
In his free time, Carlos enjoyed building Legos with his sons and introducing his favorite movies to his kids. Carlos especially loved coaching and watching his sons play sports and watching his favorite sports teams, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys.
Carlos will forever be loved and eternally missed and never forgotten. Heaven has gained a special angel who will continue to watch over family and friends for eternity.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been established for Carlos and Marissa’s three boys to help fund their Central Catholic High School tuition. Contributions can be made either through Zelle (email@example.com) and /or by sending a check payable to Marissa Figueroa to Morgan Stanley, 755 E Mulberry Ave., Suite 300, San Antonio, TX 78212.
Vigil Service: Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249. Family will receive friends from 5:30 pm–7:00 pm.
Celebration Mass: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249. Family will receive friends 11:00 am–12:00 pm.