Dimas, Rodolfo

Rodolfo Orona Dimas

February 4, 1962 - October 10, 2020

Rodolfo Orona Dimas of Celina, Texas passed away October 10, 2020 at the age of 58.  He was born on February 4, 1962 to Ramon Dimas and Estella Orona in Raymondville, Texas.  Rodolfo married Nelda Flores on July 29, 1985 in Collin County, Texas. He proudly served in the United States Army. Rodolfo worked in parks and recreation for the City of Frisco. He was in the Celina Quarterback Club. Rodolfo was member of the Friendship Church in Frisco, Texas since the inception in 2005 where he was a deacon and was very active in children’s activities there. He was a humble man and loved the Lord. Rudy enjoyed church summer camp, being a mentor and football. Rudy loved his family more than anything.

He is survived by his wife, Nelda Dimas of Celina, Texas; daughter, Lauren Dimas of Celina, Texas; grandchildren, Zaydyn Dimas, Deuce Davis and Camryn Davis; brothers, Tony Mendez of Celina, Texas, Raymond Dimas and wife, Martha of Frisco, Texas, Charlie Dimas of Celina, Texas and Richard Dimas of Celina, Texas; sister, Mary Leshowitz of Celina, Texas.

Rudy was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Johnny Mendez.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home,2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Friendship Church, 9020 FM 423, Frisco, TX 75033.

Interment will take place at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211 at a later date.

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Sending my deepest condolences to the family. Rudy left me with so many precious memories from school. His contagious smile and kind soul will be missed by many. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Jval Janet Shinpaugh Valentine , October 19, 2020 Rudy was truly one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met. He always had a smile on his face and made work a pleasure. He embodied the love of Christ and will be greatly missed. My prayers and condolences go out the Dimas family. 
Jessica, October 17, 2020 Rudy was a great motivator and showed me what a christian looked like when I came to High school in Celina as a Junior. I never heard him say anything bad about another person and He always encouraged me as a leader in track and football. I ALWAYS knew when football practice was about to start because all could hear Rudy’s voice saying “six lines.” In the 39 years that have followed I have seen Rudy at games and such. It was clear the man knew the Lord Jesus in a special and loving way. See you in a few years my friend! Brook Sloan, October 16, 2020 I am truly sorry for y'all's loss. Rudy was a great man and he loved his family so deeply. Rudy never meet a stranger. Rudy you will be missed, but we will see you again. Sheryl & Teresa Sheryl Bull, October 16, 2020 Rudy's sudden passing has touched our lives and hearts. The way he inspired us has touched us even more! Please know I am here if I can help in any way. So very sorry for this great loss. Grace Bradshaw, October 16, 2020 Kind people make their mark on your heart, and memories of how they made you feel when you encountered them make you smile. Rudy was that person in high school. Very considerate. Very kind. So sorry for you, Nelda, and your family. Tammie Hendrix Molinar, October 15, 2020 Mr. Dimas was one of the nicest men I ever got to know. He was always smiling and he truly cared about others. He was truly a person that we will miss from the short time we got to know him and seeing him at Field House. To his family, we're praying for you during this time. You have our condolences. Be Blessed, North Texas Hoopsters Basketball Coach Milton North Texas Hoopsters Basketball, October 15, 2020 Sad to hear of Rudy's passing. Such a great guy. I can't remember a time when I saw him that he didn't have a smile on his face. Prayers out to all the Dimas family! Brian & Candy Martin, October 14, 2020 Rudy truly had and was the hands and feet of Jesus! His willingness to give and do for others without expecting anything in return! Patty McRight, October 14, 2020 You will be truly missed. We love you. Rolando & Maria Garza, October 13, 2020 Nelda, words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. I know Rudy will be missed greatly. I remember him as a wonderful person. I also know that as a man of faith, he has transitioned and will be welcomed by our father. I pray the the Lord will give you the comfort you need in these times. Scott Ritchie, October 13, 2020 Nelda and family... I’m so sorry for the loss of Rudy. He was always such a kind person and was one of the first people I met in Celina when I was just a kid. I know he fought hard and is rejoicing with our Heavenly Father. I pray for comfort for your family. Michelle Crockett McHone, October 13, 2020 Rudy will truly be missed. He had such a kind loving spirit. He was the first one to welcome us at church and always genuinely interested in how everyone else was. He was so full of love and Christ’s spirit. True salt of the earth. We are all blessed for having known him. Brian & Crystal Szafraniec , October 13, 2020 I never saw Rudy that he wasn't smiling. My deepest sympathy to the family. Sincerely, Kemp Willard. Kemp Willard, October 12, 2020 Rudy was a great man.. and was loved by many people.. He will be missed!! RIP.. Go fly high on that mountain!! Mr.&Mrs Jose Romero, October 12, 2020 Rudy, We are dearly going to miss you! Your wisdom, funny laugh, and amazing love for your family, your friends, and our lord always shined through. Can’t wait to see your Mansion in Heaven! Eternally Your Friend! Dan Williams Dan Williams & Family , October 12, 2020 Praying for you and you're family. We love you guys! Crystal Torres, October 12, 2020 I am sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed working with Rudy at the Parks Department as he always had a smile on his face and was willing to do anything that was needed. My prayers for your family. Pat Searight, October 12, 2020 so sorry for your loss my little sister may the love of your life R.I.P. Until yall meet again...... Noelia Espinoza, October 12, 2020 Rudy was one of a kind! He would have given you the shirt off his back! Rudy was always smiling and always was there to listen when you needed to talk! His home was always open to anyone and everyone! I am truly blessed to have had him as my youth leader for so many years! We will meet again one day soon and we will party like never before! Praying for all of you! 
April White , October 12, 2020 My prayers are with the Dimas family. Rudy was a great man and a god fearing man. He loved his family and he will truly be missed. RIP Rudy. Wayne Sterling, October 11, 2020 Rudy thank you for pushing me to do the right thing thank you teaching me to drive thank you for letting me drive thank you for being an awesome brother in law thank you for being that father figure that I so needed..you an my sister nelda have been such amazing family to me..I love you both and cant wait to see you in heaven Anita, October 11, 2020 Nelda, May Rudy's memories live forever in your heart and through your children. He was such a happy soul. His laughter will be missed. Be strong, heal daily and hang in there. Sincerely Michael and Elsa Victorson Michael and Elsa Victorson , October 11, 2020 We are praying for your family. Rudy was a good man and touched many lives. So very sorry for your loss. Ronnie and Melanie Jackson, October 11, 2020 My soul hurts for his family in this loss. Rudy truly was an example of what a good person was. He had a laugh that was engrained in my memory as far back as I can remember. He will very very much be missed. Krissi Perez, October 11, 2020 We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rudy and we offer our sincere condolences to the family. We will never forget his smile and his dedication to the youth of Celina and the surrounding area. Rudy helped raise Stephanie and Stephen just as he did many of your children and we were better people to have known him. Go rest high on the mountain brother. We love you. Mack & Tammy Keel , October 11, 2020 Our thoughts and prayers are with this precious family and dear friends. Our lives have been forever impacted by Rudy. Chris & Chelsey Taylor, October 11, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with the family, Rudy was a great man he was very kind and loving to all. Rudy will be missed dearly may he rest in peace. Sending hugs and love to the family Linda Whitson, October 11, 2020 Rudy was my children's everything. My heart hurts I love you guys and pray for y'alls comfort. Gabrielle Allen, October 11, 2020