Mr. Ismael Rodriguez passed away on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at Lakeland Regional Health. He was born on July 26, 1929 in Villalba, Puerto Rico and moved to Lakeland from Orlando in 2009. He was a retired military veteran of the US Army serving over 22 years during Korea and Vietnam wars.

Ismael was preceded in death by his wife Pura Rosa Rodriguez in 2010; parents, Juan and Gregoria; son, Edgar Antonio Rodriguez. He is survived by son, Elliott Ismael Rodriguez; daughter, Linda Rosa Rodriguez-Velazquez; sister, Carmen Ana Salgado; grandchildren, Sonja Warren, Gabriel Ismael Velazquez, Elliott Daniel Rodriguez, four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 14th, from 10 – 11 A.M. at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home at Serenity Gardens. Services to begin at 11:00 A.M. Interment with military honors will be same day, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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