Ernest G. Rodriguez, age 72 of Taylor, passed away Nov. 22, 2019, in Georgetown after battling cancer.

He was born in Boerne, July 29, 1947, to Joe S. and Victoria Rodriguez. He was married to Jean-nine Rodriguez, who all preceded him in death.

He worked for Alcoa in Rockdale as a crane operator for 35 years before retiring in 2005. He proudly served the United States Army.

Ernest was also preceded in death by his sister Delores Gonzales of Boerne and a granddaughter Rebecka Welton of Taylor.

He is survived by his daughter Sophia (Mark) Nesby of Arden, N.C.; his son Nicholas (Melissa) Rodriguez of Leander; his brother Samuel (Diane) Rodriguez of Kerrville, Christina (Mike) Gon-zales of Boerne and Esther (Richard) Garza of San Antonio; granddaughters Kristen (Cody) Mathews of Fairview N.C., Madison and Mackenzie Rodriguez of Leander, Rachel (Brett) Allison of Hutto, Holliy Welton of Washington; great granddaughter Aria Mathews of Fairview N.C.; grandsons Daniel Welton of Austin, Joshua (Lacey) DeVaul of Hattiesburg Miss., Josiph (ShiAnne) and Aren Welton of Washington; stepchildren SteveAnne DeVaul and Alan (Kim) Wel-ton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held Tuesday Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor with burial to immediately follow at Taylor City Cemetery.