DICKINSON — Richard Dix Diehl, 83, of Dickinson, Texas passed away July 20, 2010. He was born on August 27, 1926, in Hightower, Texas to Walter and Alma Diehl.
Richard Dix Diehl
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He is preceded in death by his parents; Walter and Alma Diehl, brothers; Curtis Diehl, Sam Diehl, and Reverend Norman Diehl, sister, Adel Diehl Williams.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nelda Fay Diehl; son Rick Diehl and wife Beth; daughter, Brenda Brock and husband John; brothers Robert (Bob) Diehl, William (Bill) Diehl, Ronald (Ronnie) Diehl; granddaughters Cristi Finney, Tranette Whitfield, Julie Brinkley, Cari Pease, Jennifer Diehl, Holly Teague; great-granddaughters Taylor Finney, Jordan Finney, Sydney McCrory, Brooklyn Ochoa, Avery Brinkley, Cameron Whitfield, Chandler Brinkley, and Piper Pease.
Richard was President of the Galveston County WCID #1 for 25 years, a member of the North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce, which he was the Director of from 1989 to 1991 and was the President in 1990, he was a member and Director of the Galveston County Coastal Subsidence District from 1995 to the present, a member of the Association of American Water Board and the Director from 2003 to 2009, as well as many other community services.
He worked at Union Carbide as an Instrument Supervisor for 33 years until his retirement, he proudly served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was a resident of Dickinson, Texas for 69 years. He was also an avid pilot and loved to fly.
He loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 22, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Clear Lake, Texas. Funeral Services will be Friday, July 23, 2010, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Dickinson, Texas. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Dickinson.