Rodney "Pop" James Soileau, 67, of Highlands, Texas, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021 at his home. He was born October 10, 1953 in Gillis, Louisiana to parents Oda Soileau and Edith “Eda” Gautreaux Soileau who preceded him in death along with his siblings Oda Jr., J.D., Raymond, Anthony, Blonde, Mary LeBlue, Freddie LaDeaux, John, and Joseph; and by Dolly Soileau.
Rodney was a proud father and grandfather and loved to brag about his family. He loved his children unconditionally and raised them to have strong work ethics like he did. Rodney loved to cook and feed everyone. He attended Crosby Church and would often participate in the cook-off at the church activities. He was an open and honest man who didn’t meet a stranger. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rodney is survived by his children Rodney Soileau, Jr. and wife Karri, Anna Marie Reeves and husband Charles, Tessei Reynolds and husband Brandon, Chadd Case and wife Kristina, and Garrett Soileau; grandchildren Cole Stahl, Zoey Soileau, Eda Soileau, Ashton Gibbs, Wyatt Reynolds, Kaitlyn Case, Dylan Case, and Jayden Case; siblings Wanda Babb, Leona Peterman, Michael Soileau, Wilton Soileau, Jane Rozas, Audrey LeBlanc, and Geneva Adams; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A visitation for Rodney will be held 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Sterling-White Funeral Home, Highlands, Texas with services to begin at 2:00 p.m.
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