Rodolfo "Speedy" Gonzalez, Jr.

May 23, 1950 - January 10, 2022
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Rodolfo “Speedy” Gonzalez, Jr., born May 23, 1950 in Monterrey, Mexico, passed away on January 10, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his father Rodolfo Gonzalez.

He is survived by his mother, Elsa Gonzalez; his children, Isaac Gonzalez and Rodolfo (Rudy) Gonzalez, III; grandchildren, Isaac Gonzalez, Jr. and Scarlett Gonzalez.

He is further survived by his siblings, Ricardo Gonzalez, Elsa Gonzalez, Gabriela Gonzalez Laurel (Ricardo) and Selina Gonzalez; nieces, Andrea Gutierrez and Alexa Gutierrez; nephew, Samuel Noah Jossen.

Speedy graduated from St. Josephs Academy in 1968. As his lifelong friends know, Speedy not only loved sports but was a gifted, natural all-around athlete. He showed that natural talent whether it was swinging a golf club, going up against taller opponents for a driving basketball layup, or a smooth handling all-star little league and pony league standout short stop.

Speedy’s father, Rodolfo, Sr., never missed a chance to see his son playing competitive baseball, a trait he inherited later in life when he closely followed Rudy’s exploits on the golf course. Speedy will also be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his witty and broad sense of humor and the ability to care and make friends with anyone he encountered.

The Gonzalez family will gather on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. A chapel service will begin at 11:00 am recited by Father Hector Flores. Inurnment will then follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Celebrating the life of Speedy join us at Fred Dickey Funeral Home reception room for a luncheon to share stories and remember a life lived to the fullest.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 31, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 31, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Reception Information

Date: Monday, January 31, 2022

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: May 23, 1950
January 28, 2022
sorry for the loss of Rodolfo sent you a hug and a kiss cousin Lorena González
Died: January 10, 2022

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Selina posted on 2/7/22

My dearest brother speedy, you will be so missed by all of us, life will be so difficult without you, may you Rest In Peace in the the Lords name we will always love you!!??❤️❤️??


Gabriela Laurel posted on 2/1/22

Rodolfo, my brother I Miss you so much and Love you so much! My Heart is broken. I am touched by the many family & friends who have made it a point to reach out in disbelief & great sadness! Your compassion for everyone that ever crossed your path is pouring out which I’m not surprised but proud & am so Lucky to have had you as my brother! We Love you Speedy! Always in my ❤️.


Jose Camacho posted on 1/31/22

I was a classmate of Speedy's at St. Joe's. What I remember and miss is his sense of humor. My deepest condolences to all his family. Rest In Peace.


Ernesto A. Garcia posted on 1/31/22

Our deepest condolences on Speedy’s early passing. Speedy was a good man; he was honest & hard working. His never give up attitude was boundless. Speedy was generous & helpful to his fellow man; he would take his shirt off his back to help another. These Christian qualities that he exemplified will help us endure life’s tribulations. May he Rest In Peace. Sending you our prayers and caring thoughts. ErnestA. Garcia and Elvia Ruelas


Miguel “Nacho “Reyes Casas posted on 1/31/22

Les enviamos nuestras mas sinceras condolencias para Elsa Grande y toda la familia por esta perdida tan dolorosa de nuestro querido Rodolfito , que ya debe estar con su Padre Rodolfo y con nuestro Creador . Les mandamos un fuerte abrazo !!!


Chapo Flores posted on 1/30/22

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Gonzalez family. We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping the whole family in our prayers. Love, Serapio (Chapo) Flores and Family


Gerardo Gonzalez posted on 1/27/22

A mi tia Elsa, primos y sobrinos les mando mi mas sincero pésame, que descanse en Paz Primo Rodolfo, los acompaño en su dolor. Gerardo González Ongay


Lourdes Benjamin posted on 1/27/22

You will never be forgotten Speedy. Your kindness and good humor always made me feel very happy to be around you. I regret that I never made more of an effort to call and see you more often. Love you dearly,, Lourdes y Lee