Carlos R. "El Rookie" Rodriquez, 74, of Abilene, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Abilene Regional Hospital.

He was born on June 7, 1945 to Hinocencio G. and Josie R. (Reyes) Rodriquez in Ballinger.

Survivors include his children, Angela Dotson of Abilene and Carlos Rodriquez Jr. of Austin; sisters, Lucy Gentry, Nelly Lamb, and Ruby Gonzalez; brothers, Johnny, Mike, Tommy, and Joe Rodriquez, all of Abilene; grandchildren, Michael Dotson, Basilia Hester, and Chloe Gentle of Abilene; and great-grand-children Atticus and Roslin Hester.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hinocencio and Josie Rodriquez.

A memorial service will be held at a later date once the Covid crisis has ended. At this time we recommend that you follow the guidance of the CDC for helping prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in general and suggest expressing your condolences to family, friends and loved ones without personal contact.