Everett “Canny” Rodriguez died April 2, 2017, at the V.A. Nursing Home in Clarksburg, WV. Canny was born in Moundsville, WV on November 6, 1925, and lived there until 1995 when he moved to New Martinsville, WV.
Canny is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth von Philp Rodriguez; his brother, Joe Rodriguez; his parents, Mary and Jerry Rodriguez; his step-daughter, Barbara von Philp; and his brother-in-law, Norman “Sky” King.
He is survived by his sister, Victoria King, of Moundsville; his step-son, Ralph von Philp, of Glen Dale; his nieces, Vickie Emery of Moundsville, Bobbye Grizzard of VA Beach and Joddye Gill of McMurray PA; and nephews, Jerry Allman of Powhatan Point OH and Tom Allman of Wapakoneta, OH. Canny is also survived by two step-grandsons, five step-granddaughters, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are ten great-nieces and nephews.
Canny was a Navy Vet having served in the South Pacific during WWII onboard both the USS Lexington and USS Belleau Wood, participating in many engagements including the Second Battle of the Philippines. After returning from the war, he and his parents bought and operated a dairy and beef farm on Roberts Ridge on what is currently known as Rodriguez Lane. He is a retiree of Carpenters Union Local #3. A greater friend and storyteller the world never knew.
There will be no visitation. A military burial will be conducted at the convenience of the family. In place of flowers, contributions may be sent to the VA Nursing Home at 1 Freedom Way, Clarksburg, WV 26301.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Everett Rodriguez, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
and prayers to the family of ….
US Navy Veteran, Everett Canny Rodriguez, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †