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Lawrence “Buck Rogers” Rodriguez

BUFFALO — Services for Lawrence “Buck Rogers” Rodriguez, 76, a native of Brusly McCall and resident of Prairieville, who died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corinth Church of Christ in the Buffalo community with the Rev. Steve Pochop and the Rev. Bernard Waites officiating.

Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, La.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Corinth Church of Christ and 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Rodriguez was retired from Local No. 406 Operators Engineers and the music industry. He played music from a young age and played with The Night Owls, Cy Holly and The Rockets. In 1958, he formed his own band with Mike Steen and Dale Houston. They became “Buck Rogers and the Jets.” He wrote and recorded “Crazy Baby” and several other songs. He was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 1997.  At age 50, he gave up the nightlife and went on to play music for the Lord in church.

Mr. Rodriguez was receded in death by his parents, Narcisse S. and Eva Plaisance Rodriguez; wife, Shelvie Netterville Rodriguez; seven brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Sonya R. Turner and husband, Mark, Lorinda “Missy” Finley and husband, Mark, and Damaris “BeBe” Burns and husband, Robert Burns Jr; “adopted” daughter, Michelle Steen Perck; seven grandchildren, Ashley Norris, Garrett and Chase Rodriguez, Mazie Burns, Roger, Reyna and Brianna “BeBe” Finley; five great-grandchildren, Garrett Jr., Sadie and Shelvie Rodriguez, Leila and Eden Newberry; one brother, Dawson Rodriguez; four sisters, Joyce Sanchez, Audry Percle, Majorie Acosta and Marian Newman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Garrett Rodriguez Sr., Chase Rodriguez, Rodney Netterville, Doug Netterville, Jeff Netterville and Flint Percle. Honorary Pallbearers will be Clarence “Curly” Bourgeois, Donald Carter, Edward Carter, Jimmy Easterling, Roland Griffin and Keith Vitter.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at oursofh.com.