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James William Diggs Jr. Obituary
POQUOSON - James William "Futs" Diggs Jr., 91, went on to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior, the love of his life Virginia, and family and friends who have gone before, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He was a native of Gwynn's Island, and a Poquoson resident for 79 years. He was a Navy WWII veteran; a lifelong waterman; a member of Trinity United Methodist Church & the Men's Bible Class; and the Poquoson Masonic Lodge #49. Futs was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Sarah Virginia Diggs; parents, Susie & James Diggs Sr.; brothers, Ed Diggs and Ernest Diggs; sisters, Mary Ward and Florence Martin; and granddaughter, Keresa Gayle Diggs; He is survived by his children, Hilda Spain (Bob); Winfrey Diggs (Penny), Elmer Diggs (Debbe), and Debra Bunting (Grayson); sister, Gloria Lindsay (Paul); eleven grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Elethia Diggs and Ramona Diggs and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 16, 2-3:00 PM, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, immediately followed by a Celebration of Futsie's life at 3:00 at the church, led by Pastor Buddy Chapman, followed by military honors. A reception will then be held at the church. An interment service will be held Monday, July 17, 2:00 PM, at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, with Masonic Rites. At other times the family will be at his home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire & Rescue, P. O. Box 2099, or to the Poquoson Masonic Lodge, P. O. Box 2067, both in Poquoson, VA, 23662. The family extends special thanks to caregivers Sharon Reece who was constantly by his side, and Amy Deans, for their loving care and support. "Futs was a kind and caring man who always thought of others first, and loved being on the water and being with his family." Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson is in charge. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on July 14, 2017
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