David Columbus Diamond

Published 5:43 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013

David Columbus “Mr. D.C.” Diamond, 88, of McDavid, Fla., passed away Sept. 27, 2013, in Century, Fla.

He was born August 28, 1925, in Jay, Fla. to the late Edward and Allie Carnley Diamond. He owned and operated Diamond Services Station in McDavid, where he served the community for more than 57 years. He was avid fisherman, raised his own bait and was known for his bait shop and tires. He loved the Lord, enjoyed sharing the gospel to others and loved helping people in need. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

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Those who preceded him in death were his wife, Myrtle Lee Diamond; brothers, J.D. Diamond, Bernie Diamond, Terrell Diamond and Melvin Diamond; and one sister, Mattie Lee Diamond.

He is survived by his daughters, Marie (Jerry) Gibson of Century, Fla., Sherrie (Ron) Jones of Deatsville, Cindy Diamond and Sheila Ashcraft, both of Flomaton, and Pauline (Doug) Belleavoine of Maryland; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, from the Cora Baptist Church in Jay, with Bro. LaDon Hall and Bro. Don Davis officiating. Burial followed in Cora Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Jammie Gibson, Brandon Scott, Randy Hinote, Gavin Hinote, Hunter Scott, Brenton Kelley and Austin Scott.