Steven Wade Rodrigues of Many, Louisiana
July 21, 1970 – June 17, 2020
Steven Wade Rodrigues, 49, of Many, LA 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, their children Keely of Headland, AL, Jacob of Demopolis, AL, and Teagan of Many, LA and 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 precede Steven in death.
Steven was born in Many, LA 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, AL 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 will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Many, LA on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10AM. Burial will follow at St. John’s cemetery. Masks will be required. Visitation at Warren Meadows Funeral home starting at 5PM on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
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.