Casey Rodriguez

In Memorial


Casey Michael Rodriguez, 19, of Manteo, died Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Currituck.  Casey was a lifelong Manteo resident and a 2011 graduate of Manteo High School.  Casey was employed with Spencer Yachts and formerly employed with Piggly Wiggly in Manteo.

He was the son of Frank and Julie Daniels Rodriguez of Manteo. 

In addition to his parents surviving are his brother, Frank Scott Rodriguez of Manteo; Maternal grandparents, John and Connie Daniels of Wanchese; Paternal grandmother, Ella Rodriguez of Key West, FL; Paternal grandfather, Frank Rodriguez of Port St. Lucie, FL and Maternal great-grandmother, Julia Powell of Sun City, FL; Maternal aunt and uncle, Joey and Stacey Daniels, Chris and Felecia Daniels; and Paternal aunt and uncle Brian and Melinda Rodriguez and numerous cousins. Casey was predeceased by his brother, Timothy John Rodriguez and great-grandparents, Vernon Powell, J.T. and Betty Daniels, Chicho and Carmen Rodriguez and Levinia Dates.

A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. by Rev. Steven Wescott. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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  1. Karen Berry

    Frank and Julie,
    you are in my thoughts and
    prayers,at this moment of such sorrow.
    May God Bless You.

  2. Vickie Stahl

    Frank, Julie and little Frank,
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this truly trying time. There are no words I can offer for comfort right now, just keep Casey’s huge smile in your thoughts and God will see you through this. Much love to all of you!

  3. Sierra Midgette

    Casey was a close friend of mine and I miss him so much already. It seems like just yesterday we were on our way to a band competition or in the front yard making a silly video for spanish class or just hanging out drawing pictures and lyrics on the wall. Ill never stop missing him. He was such a great guy and won’t ever be forgotten.

  4. yvonne twiddy pledger

    to the family, i knew casey from piggly wiggly and he was a great young man. i am so sorry for your loss. may God bless you all in this time of grief. i pray that the Lord will give you the peace to know that casey is in God’s hands now.

  5. Leslie Kitching Joyner

    Casey was a wonderful young man … he had a smile that would brighten up anybodys day !! he will be greatly missed by many .. my prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow … Rest in peace baby boy!!!

  6. Debbie and Cass Garason

    Julie and Frank Sr. And Frank Jr. You are in our prayers and so sorry for your lost. Casey was an amazing young man and a true delight to see he’d put a smile on everyone face who would come in contact with him he will truly be missed by some many people who was blessed by knowing him. God Bless

  7. katherine wescott

    Your forever in my heart baby boy. May you rest in peace. Ill never forget you. <3

  8. christi kelly barnes

    Frank and Julie: Casey was a former student of mine at MES! All I can say is that he was always such an amazing kid with such a heart full of love and respect for all those he was around! I saw him about a week ago and told him how happy he looked and all he said was: Thanks Mrs.Christi I sure feel better since I’ve changed my life around! So awesome to hear! His smile will always be remember and your family will be remember in my prayers during this difficult time! I’m so sorry!! I prayer the peace of God will carry ya’ll through!

  9. Valerie Bliven

    I knew Casey when he worked at Piggly Wiggly and he was a very nice,polite young man.He was very helpful and always had a smile on his face.My heart goes out to you and your family. You will all be in my prayers.

  10. lena edmond

    casey was a great friend to everyone he made everyone happy and always had a smile on his face. you will be truly missed and will never be forgotten.

  11. Luke Small

    Dear. Frank, Julie and Frank Jr.
    Casey was one of few friends i made when i moved to Manteo in 6th grade, We’ve been friends ever since middle school. I hope you all remember me because you invited me into your home with open arms an kindness, You even let me stay a few nights, I’ll never forget those days.. Casey is one of the funniest people I’ve ever meet. A great son, loyal friend an much more.. I’m more than devastated from this tragedy an lost of someone so special and close to our hearts, even tho his life has been cut short, his memory an kindness will stay with me as i journey through life.. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you..
    Forever caseys friends, Luke Small

  12. Sharon Duck-McClease

    Frank & Julie,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers! We pray that God will shower you with comfort and peace during this time! God Bless,
    Sharon & Jake McClease

  13. michelle McNair

    So very sorry. Casey was a well liked and genuinely nice student. My thoughts and prayers to the Daniels and Rodriguez families and Casey’s many friends.

  14. Valerie Daniels

    I too, like so many others knew Casey from Piggly Wiggly and always enjoyed talking to him when I went through his line. He was such a polite and well mannered young man. I am so sorry for your loss and pray God will be a comfort to each one of you in the days ahead. You are in my prayers.

  15. LIZ ROWE

    Frank & Julie I am so sorry to hear about your son,you are in my thoughts and prayers anything I can do for you please let me know.Love you guys♥ Gog Bless

  16. Gerry Heath

    Frank, Julie and family,
    Just wanted to let you know that we will miss that wonderful smile of Casey’s and miss seeing him around. He was a special young man, and so polite. May God’s grace and blessings be with you through this hard time. God Bless!!!

  17. Rachel Cockerham

    So sorry for your loss. We all grew up with Casey. Always positive and could brighten your day before brightening his own. He will be missed by many.

  18. Victoria Leach

    My heart goes out to Casey’s family. He was an amazing person. He always made everyone’s day better no matter what problems we had going on. We went to school together and i can remember when he needed a ride home or if i saw him i would stop and pick him up. He was a really good friend. I will never forget Casey and all the great memories that i have with him. God has taken another amazing angel home. Casey we love and miss you.

    Mr Frank and fanily, yall are in my prayers.

  19. Amber pierce

    Casey was a good friend of mine. We went to school together and he always knew how to put a smile on my face.. I remember it just like it was yesterday he would sit in the library and talk to me and always made me laugh about silly things… I miss him so much!…and I can’t believe he is gone;( rest in paradise Casey! I love you and you’ll never b forgotten!

  20. David and Jennifer Edmonds (Brown)

    Frank, Julie, Frank Jr and extended family: All of you are in our thoughts and prays. We Love you and just wanted you to know we are here for you if you need anything now or in the future. Your friendship has truly been a blessing to us and our family. Dave, Jen, Thomas and Cameron

  21. cheyenne dale

    Casey was the best person you could ask for he always had a smile on no matter what he barley let his pain show he is somebody you could count on with anything. Casey loved to joke around amd have a good time with everyone that loved him and who he loved but he is in a better place. Rip caseyy gone but never forgotten

  22. Gail Hutchison

    Casey was a sweet young man…I remember him at MHS when I’d come teach classesfor Hotline. I’ve been shopping at Piggly Wiggly forever, I really enjoyed Casey’s upbeat look on life as he processed my items. Curious about some of the not so common items I’d bring up…and a fabo smile. Just a really nice, friendly soul. Flights of angels, another for the heavens…xo

  23. The Meisenheimer's and Suburban Electric

    To Casey’s family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Many have said how wonderful a person he was.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours

  24. Sandy Mihovch

    My deepest sympathy and my heart goes out to Julie and Frank and their family. I can’t imagine having children what it must be like losing a child. Julie…we are all here for you. And know you are in our hearts and prayers.

  25. Annie Gray-Clark

    To Frank, Julie and Frank Jr,
    Sending my deepest sympathies on the death of your son, Casey. He was a kind young man. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  26. Annmarie Ambrose

    Casey you were like a brother to me. You were like a brother to everybody. I’m proud to have the memories in all the years ive known you and I hope you’re living it up up there! This is still unreal to me that you’re gone but apparently God needed you in heaven. Rest In Peace babyboy! Ill see my koolaid man again one day live in the sky!

  27. Valerie Wright

    What an amazing testimony to read the impact Casey had on the lives of so many. These are memories we can all share and hold on to to keep his smile alive. Through such sadness, I hope you find God’s grace in the joy he brought to others. I was blessed to be one of those people.

  28. Melody Leckie

    Casey was such a nice young man. I always enjoyed seeing him and his ready smile. He was friendly and I bet he never knew a stranger. Very sorry he has left so soon. My prayers for the family and friends he has left behind.

  29. David and Amy Fowler

    Frank and Julie,
    The deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. We are so sorry he left us so soon.
    He always made everybody he touched feel special. He will be missed dearly.

  30. Mike Damoth

    It was definitely a shock to hear that Casey was gone. I definitely enjoyed the opportunity of getting to know such a fine young man. He will definitely be missed for his fun loving and carefree attitude.

  31. William Daniels

    Dear Julie and Frank,
    Casey was a strong and bright young man, he always had a smile and could brighten anybody’s day. He wil always be with us in spirit and memories of him will never be forgotten. Yall are in my family’s thoughts and prayers. If yall need anything we are just a phone call away.

  32. Carley Clarke

    My heart goes out to Mr. frank and Mrs. Julie! I pray that God gives yal peace! Casey was always so kind, and was always there for anyone. It didn’t matter what you looked like, or who you associated with, he still helped anyone out. I know everyone’s going to miss him! Watching my boyfriend and how Casey affected his life, made me open my eyes. You never realize how special your friends mean to you. I pray that God will give yal peace! May god bless! Love yal very much!

  33. The Houseknecht Family

    Julie, Frank and Frank Scott,
    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you! May the beautiful words written on this site bring you some comfort. It is clear by others words that he brought much joy to others with his beautiful smile that I too had witnessed at Piggly Wiggly. All our prayers and love, The Houseknecht Family

  34. Qadeera McClease

    Casey was my buddy. We went to school together and he was always smiling about something. I’m going to miss him. My prayers goes out to Casey’s family at a time like this

  35. Memory Hutcherson

    We all love Casey. You did a great job with your son and we know that he is now watching over all of us. Truly safe in the arms of our lord.

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  37. Liz Hemilright

    Julie and family
    I was so so sad to hear the bad news about Casey. Please know you’re on my heart and in my prayers.People have said such nice things about him and his smile and nature,Julie that reminds me of you,to know you is to love you. Still miss those days at KDH,P.O. May The Lord give you Strength and peace in the days ahead. Ms. Liz

  38. Lori & Mike Muse

    Frank, Julie and Frank Jr.,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I can remember his sweet little smile when use to come over and play with the kids just a few years ago. How time passes so quickly. He will definitely be missed by many, many people.

    Our thoughts are with you and your family and I will be seeing you soon.

    Love Always,

    Lori, Mike, Cookie and Mikey Muse

  39. Bella Cowell

    I know we just met you and Frank. Felt I have known you for a while. I am so sorry for your lost. I am here if you need anything.



  41. Faye Lewark Daniels

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

  42. George and Linda Pearce (Manteo, NC)

    Our family sends our heart-felt sympathy. May the love you share help you through this terrible loss.

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