US Marine Corps

Thomas "Tommy" Thurmond Rodriguez

May 12, 1952 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 68)

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Thomas “Tommy” Thurmond Rodriguez, at the age of 67, passed away at his home on January 8, 2021. Tommy is survived by 10 brothers and sisters and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Teddy and Joe Rodriguez, and his sister, Lori Rodriguez Driscoll.

Tommy is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served honorably while guarding the United States Embassy in Panama, achieving the rank of Lance Corporal. Upon his discharge, he transferred to the Marine Corps Reserves. He frequently spoke of his experiences as a United States Marine as being one of his proudest endeavors that played an important role in his life. He went on from serving his country to serving his community when he began a long career as a Jefferson Parish Sheriff Deputy, where he proudly served for 41 years until his untimely passing. Most of his closest friends in life were part of the law enforcement family. He was beloved by all of his family, friends, and especially his nieces and nephews of whom each has a unique and special story about their time spent with Uncle Tommy, a.k.a, Uncle Buck.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, Louisiana 70001, from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to one of the following: Tunnels to Towers www.t2t.org Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org C.O.P.S. www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org or to offer condolences please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 24, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Memorial Service
Saturday
July 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

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