Patrick was born on September 7, 1975, in Lubbock, Texas. He loved cooking and especially for his family and friends. Also he would feed and clothe the homeless. According to his family, Patrick would do anything for his family and would take his shirt off his back to help others. Patrick was very smart, funny, and loved by many. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his parents, George and Alice Cruz; his father, Christopher Rodriguez, Sr.; siblings, Christopher Rodriguez, Jr., and Julie Balazsi and husband, Brian; maternal grandfather, Daniel Campos; maternal grandmother, Patsy Rodriguez; five daughters, Natalie, Mariah, Brieanna, Ariel, and Heaven; two sons, Caleb and Jayden Rodriguez; four nieces, Savanah and Gabriella Rodriguez, Jaylan and Janiah Bird; two nephews, Cole Rodriguez and Noah Balazsi.