Rodney Jay Pfister

Rodney Jay Pfister, born on March 1, 1955, in Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2024, in his hometown.

Rodney was a lifelong resident of Sagemont and a graduate of J. Frank Dobie High School, class of 1973. He completed his Associate of Arts in Mathematics from San Jacinto College and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Technology from the University of Houston. Rodney was also a journeyman pipefitter.

Rodney worked in the operations maintenance industry for nearly forty years working for Pan-Am Airlines, Honeywell and over 20 years at Johnson Controls on various projects, including time at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where he contributed his talents and expertise supporting mission critical operations. Rodney was fortunate enough to retire early in 2016.

Beyond his career, Rodney had a passion for the outdoors that was instilled in him by his father. Rodney was an avid fisherman, spending his summers in Cameron, LA and has fished all over the world. Rodney was also a lifelong hunter and spent his entire life hunting with close friends and family on family property in College Station, TX.

Rodney is predeceased by his parents, Stuart and Juanita Pfister. Rodney is survived by his beloved son, Drew Pfister, daughter-in-law Abby Pfister, and grandson SJ Pfister. Rodney is also remembered fondly by his siblings, Pamela Bratcher, Becki Quartaro and John Pfister, and long-term girlfriend, Shirley Foster.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at a viewing and visitation on Sunday, February 11 from 3pm to 5pm at Crowder Funeral Home, located at 111 W. Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 12 at 11am at the same location.


  1. Saying Good bye to my brother is harder than I could have ever imagined. Keep looking over us from Heaven. You will be missed.

    John Pfister
  2. Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

    Ruby Bell
  3. I am sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. Seems like we were all young again at our Dobie High School Class of 1973 reunion this past spring. Cherish the memories of him and may those thoughts bring smiles as you do. God’s blessings to his family at this difficult time.

    Cindy Halbert Cisco
  4. Rodney was a very sweet man. He always had a smile and a kind word.

    Olivia Schreiner

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