Sumter, SC …….. Raymond Garcia Rodriguez, age 69, beloved husband of 37 years to Ruby Oleen Thames Rodriguez, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at MUSC of Florence.
Born in Los Angeles, CA, he was the son of the late Raymond Flores Rodriguez and Maria Jesus Garcia Rodriguez. Raymond was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church and was known for his gentle and loving spirit. He worked at Kimbrell’s Furniture for over 25 years and he enjoyed working in his garden. He loved flowers and was an avid Clemson Football fan. His true joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, Oleen, he is survived by: four sons, Jesse Ray Rodriguez of Sumter, Raymond Michael Rodriguez and his wife Elizabeth of Sumter, Carl Matula, Jr. and his wife Lynn of Sumter and Brian Matula and his wife Jami of Dalzell; one daughter, Amanda Maria Holland and her husband William of Camden; two daughter-in-laws, Debbie Matula and Rachel Yarbrough, both of Sumter; one brother, Andy Rodriguez and his wife Cathy of Fresno, CA; one sister, Lydia Bubenik and her husband Dennis of Fresno, CA; seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Raymond is preceded in death by a sister, Ramona Garcia Rodriguez.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Owens officiating.
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 4:00-5:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to MUSC, 261 Calhoun Street, Suite 306 MSC 182, Charleston, SC 29425.
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