Roddy Stinson Obituary – Death : Roddy Stinson, former San Antonio Express-News columnist and champion for the voiceless, passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on Wednesday September 29, 2021 at the age 81. It was reported that he died leaving family members, friends and loved ones in great grief and fear.
Causes of Roddy Stinson’s Death…
Roddy was equally a feared metro columnist for the Express-News from 1974 to 2008, died Wednesday of urethral cancer. He was 81.
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of death had not been made public as at the time of writing this report. Investigation is still on-going to know the actual cause of death.
Who Was Roddy Stinson ?
Roddy Frank Stinson was born in Mt. Vernon, Texas, on Sept. 17, 1940, to a homemaker mother and science teacher father who moved the family to Marshall in 1942.
Raised in what he once described as a strict Southern Baptist home, Stinson attended East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, where he met his future wife, Myrna Floy Willis, and then attended the University of Texas in Austin.
His friends and even some of his targets over the years recalled him as both a curmudgeonly scold and a scholarly, hard-working, high-impact wordsmith — someone who championed the fixed-income retiree and stood up for the voiceless working class mechanic or janitor while repeatedly lancing City Hall politicians.
“Roddy had a gene that simply wouldn’t let him side with the powerful and the wealthy, especially when their victims were powerless,” said former Mayor Henry Cisneros, who, at times, drew Stinson’s ire.
But Stinson was just as tough on “hypocritical advocates for the poor who were demagogic, hyperbolic, and had let power go to their heads,” Cisneros continued. “He was an equal opportunity scold.”
As everyone knows, he leaves behind the pride & joy of her existence, families and friends. His loss will have a significant impact on our entire college community. Roddy’s commitment to his loved ones and his love of learning has forever positively impacted the lives of many.
The little reminders that cause tears today will turn into little reminders that make us sad and then those little reminders will eventually make us smile and remember Roddy just as he would have wanted us to-with love, a grin and maybe a cold one.
He was a perfect example of what it means to be a wonderful person. He had a calming presence and was extremely kind, he touched the hearts of so many, and was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.
Roddy Frank Stinson Sept. 17, 1940- Sept. 29, 2021.
Legendary San Antonio Express-News Columnist
— cary clack (@caryclack) September 30, 2021