November 13, 1960 – December 1, 2020
Rodney Alvarez passed away at work on December 1, 2020 in Webster, TX due to a heart attack. He was 60.
Rodney was born on November 13, 1960 in Houston, Texas to his parents Roy Alvarez Sr. and Janie Centeno Alvarez. He graduated from Friendswood High School in 1979. He attended college at Alvin Community College, University of Houston, and San Jacinto College to obtain his associates degree and journeyman electrician license. He also attended University of Houston-Clear Lake to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He worked at Houston Lighting and Power (CenterPoint Energy) for fifteen years and nineteen years at Clear Creek ISD as a journeyman electrician. In 1989, he married Kimberly Moen and they lived in Texas City, Dickinson and then Pearland, Texas.
Rodney enjoyed playing bass guitar and serving in the sound booth on the worship team for Gulfway Baptist Church and Crosspoint Church for over 20 years. He enjoyed volunteering for various ministry/service projects through the church. As a musician he enjoyed playing and making guitars, listening to his stereo music, and learning about sound equipment. He also enjoyed mountain biking on trails in parks. He enjoyed sharing his love for Jesus with others and talking about music. Rodney often said "Jesus is coming soon." He would want everyone to join him in heaven and know "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
Rodney was married to his wife Kim for 31 years. He enjoyed traveling with her and their son Jacob. His favorite trip was going on an Alaska cruise for their 30th wedding anniversary. Other trips he especially enjoyed were going to Hawaii, the Cayman Islands, and family summer vacations at a lake house with relatives in South Dakota.
Rodney is survived by his wife Kim of Pearland, TX; son Jacob Alvarez of Pearland, TX; his brother and sister-in-law, Roy Jr. and Gloria Alvarez of Pearland, TX; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dora Alvarez of Missouri City, TX; and sister and brother-in-law, Juanita (Nita) and Byron Lousig-Nont II of Friendswood, TX; along with many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father and mother Roy Alvarez Sr. and Janie Centeno Alvarez.
A celebration of life memorial will take place on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Jeter Funeral Home in Friendswood, TX. Due to Covid-19, the memorial will be immediate family only. Social distancing and wearing masks will be required for the service.
Condolences may be sent to the Alvarez family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com . If you wish to send flowers, they can be sent directly to the funeral home or if you wish to make a tribute in Rodney's memory, you can send a donation to his favorite charities, Star of Hope in Houston, Texas under ways to give, memorials and tributes or to crosspointchurch.tv under events, Love Your Neighbor (homeless outreach).