Visitation
Combest Family Funeral Homes
1821 Main
Tahoka, TX  79373
Thursday, June 3, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Rosary
Combest Family Funeral Homes
1821 Main
Tahoka, TX  79373
Thursday, June 3, 2021
6:30p.m.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Catholic Church
S. 4th & Ave M
Tahoka, TX  79373
Friday, June 4, 2021
2:00p.m.
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Nevels Memorial Cemetery
Old Cemetery Road & Hwy 87
Tahoka, TX  79373
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Rodolfo "Rudy" Rodriquez Tejeda

of Tahoka, TX

May 4, 1937 - May 30, 2021


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Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriquez Tejeda, 84 of Tahoka passed away surrounded by family Sunday, May 30, 2021. He was born May 4, 1937, to Manuel Solis and Beatrice (Rodriquez) Tejeda in Falfurrias, Texas. Rudy married Mercy (Alvarado) Tejeda March 4, 1957, in Lovington, New Mexico. He had a natural talent for fixing things and was a jack of all trades. In his early years, Rudy worked as an ambulance driver, carpenter, ranch hand and he served as a police officer under Jack Miller for the City of Tahoka. In 1972, Rudy and Mercy opened Tejeda’s Café and owned and operated it for over 40 years until retiring. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing and especially spending time with his family. Rudy was a Crusista and walked in the Catholic Crusades. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Tahoka. Rudy was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather (Diddy) and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Mercy Tejeda; his son, Tommy Lee Tejeda; daughters, Sylvia Ann Tejeda, Mary Mercy Harrison and husband Mickey all of Tahoka; grandchildren, Mandi Duncan and husband Michael of Lubbock, Gary Chapa of Odessa, Mindi Condren and husband Terry of Lubbock, Lesley Harris and husband Scott of Lubbock, Jason Newdiger and wife Skylar of Tahoka; great-grandchildren, Jackquelyn, Aiden, Preslea, Averi, Addy, Dylin, Thomis, Parkir, Ella, Liam and Abigail; siblings, Rosendo Tejeda Ramiro Tejeda, Juan Tejeda, Eloisa Lopez; and numerous extended family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Rudy A. Tejeda, Jr. and Daniel “Danny” Lee Tejeda; and one grandson, Michael Lance Calvillo; siblings, Reynaldo Tejeda, Mike Tejeda, Robert Tejeda, Eloy Tejeda, and Ofelia Villagomez.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with rosary to be cited at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Combest Family Funeral Homes in Tahoka. Mass of Christian burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Tahoka with burial to follow at Nevels Memorial Cemetery.



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6 Condolence(s)
Josie Alvarado
Tahoka, TX
Thursday, June 3, 2021

My condolences to you all! May he rest in peace!

Juanita Arellano Zepeda
Wilson, TX
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Our prayers are with the family
Sorry for ya'll loss. Rudy was a great person and good provider to the family. God bless ya'll.

Virginia & Daniel Tijerina
Dallas, TX
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Daniel and I send our deepest condolences to Tia Merced and family. My Tio Rudy was an awesome man and is loved very much. He was always very welcoming to us when we visited from Dallas. May God continue to bless my Tia and wrap her in His loving arms. We love y’all!!

John Montemayor
Hondo, TX
Thursday, June 3, 2021

My Deepest Condolences And Prayers To The Family May He Rest Peacefully In Paradise ❤️

Julie Alvarado Alsides and Family
Brownwood, TX
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

Pete Rodriquez
Tahoka,
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

So sorry for your great loss. May he rest in peace. And my God surrender his family with love during this time.