In Memory of



Obituary for Rodolfo Castillo

Rodolfo “Rudy” Castillo entered the Kingdom of Heaven on February 9, 2024. He began his life’s journey on April 17, 1975 in San Luis, Mexico, born to San Juana Hernandez and Jose Isabel Castillo. Raised in Mexico, he came to the United States at a young age with his brothers. Rudy worked varied jobs, from a stocker at Walmart, as labor, and as a cook at multiple restaurants – mainly Chinese. Rudy was a very hard worker, always willing to help. He loved his family immensely. In 1995, Rudy took Mary Ann as his beloved bride and the two shared 23 years devoted to each other. Though he had no biological children, he was a loving stepfather to five.

Rudy loved life! He made the best of every situation he was presented. Even after a car accident, where he sustained a C4 spinal cord injury, he still managed to find joy in living and always remained positive. Rudy could often be found outside, attending to his birds. He loved gardening, and enjoyed the sun. Rudy never missed a chance to cheer on his favorite sports teams – the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. Embracing his culture, Rudy loved Mexican music, and any Mexican traditions – especially Mary Mother of Jesus Day, Virgin of Guadalupe. Most of all, Rudy enjoyed playing with his grandchildren.

A devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather, Rudy leaves a legacy of hard work and dedication to family that will be felt for generations to come. He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Castillo; and father Jose Isabel Castillo.

Rudy is survived by his mother Juana Hernandez; children Belinda Zapata, Vicki Lazo, Victor Zapata, Nate Garza Sr; Ernestino Zapata Jr. brothers Maximo Castillo, Juan Castillo, Geronimo Hernandez, Gregory Hernandez ; 15 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 16, 2024 from 9:00am until 6:00pm, with funeral service to follow at 6:00pm, at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas.