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Sterling Clifton Diaz passed away on Sun., July 1, 2012 at the age of 87. He was born Oct. 13, 1924.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 5, 2012 at St. Joseph Co-Cathederal in Thibodaux, Louisiana from 8:30 am to 11 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am. followed by interment in St. Joseph Cemetery.
He was the beloved husband of Edith Jeter Jackson Diaz and the late Rose Mary Barbier Diaz; son of the late Theodule "TA" & Jeanne Boudreaux Diaz; father of Wayne Diaz and wife Donna, Beverly Ledet and husband John, Claudia Lopez and husband Alvin "Sparky", Denise Naquin and husband Lynn, Dexter Diaz and wife Jeri, and Annette Adams and husband David "Dog"; grandfather of Daniel & Alicia Diaz, Dustin Junot, Kelly Ledet Turner, Ben, John Albert, & Max Ledet, Myron Lopez, Misty Lopez Evans, Lynn Jr., Clint, Trent & the late Clay Naquin, Lance & Sunnie Diaz, Amanda Adams Guidry, Drew Adams; great-grandfather of Ashley & Emily Turner, Mathew, Kathryn, & Kenedee Ledet, Blake & Seth Lopez, Ellis & Brenna Evans, Brennon, Maddie & Jolie Naquin, Peyton Guidry, Grant & Sydney Junot.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers Edward & Norman "Nookie" Diaz.
He was Lafourche Parish Registar of Voters until his retirement in 2010. Also a parishioner/usher of St. Joseph Co Cathederal, Thibodaux High School Booster Club, Krewe of Christopher, Knights of Columbus, North Thibodaux Fire Department. He was a member of the Thibodaux Lions Club, Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation Board, president of Louisiana Lions League for Crippled Children, organizer of the annual Lions-Saints benefit football game and served as Director of Lions International for two years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: La. Lions Camp, 292 L. Beauford Drive, Anacoco, LA 71403. 1-800-348-6567.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from July 3 to July 4, 2012