OBITUARY

Carl Eugene Diehl

May 15, 1941July 6, 2018
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Carl Eugene Diehl, 77, of Lake Jackson, Texas, formerly of Freeport, Texas passed away after a long term illness on July 6, 2018 at his home. Carl was born to George Woodrow Sr. and Mary Belle (Murphy) Diehl on May 15, 1941 in Freeport, Texas. Carl graduated from Brazosport High School in 1959 and attended Brazosport College. He married Patsy Sue Erwin on June 6, 1964. After their marriage they moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was stationed at Fort McPherson. He enjoyed his time in the Army receiving the Army Commendation Medal and attained ranking of Spec. 5. The award stated “The manner in which Specialist Diehl performed his duties reflects great credit upon him and is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service.” He was also a member of the Post Smallbore Championship Rifle Team. Carl worked for Dow Chemical Company for 28 years. He retired from Dow in 1998 as a group Supervisor in Project and Contract Administration. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, music and playing his guitar and he had a love for everything automotive. He loved his family and loved to work with them on projects. His granddaughter’s favorite saying about him was “If Poppy can’t fix it, no one can.” After his retirement from Dow he decided to return to work and worked for various companies until he retired completely in 2017. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and numerous aunts and uncles. Carl is survived by his wife, Patsy Sue, son, Dr. Mark Anthony Diehl and wife Amy (Simmons) Diehl, daughter, Priscilla Kay (Diehl) Huvar, grandchildren, Bella Annalise Huvar and Scarlett Jolie Huvar, brother, George Woodrow Diehl, Jr. and wife Pat, sister, Mary Kathryn (Diehl) Bolin and nieces and nephews, Kirk Diehl, wife, Lisa; Jeffrey Diehl, wife, Jenn, Jann (Diehl) Tracy and husband, Jason, Donnis Bolin, and Susan (Bolin) Bilse and husband Herbert Bilse and great nieces and nephews and great great niece and nephew. His visitation service will be held at Restwood Funeral Home in Clute, TX on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic Rite service starting at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be at Restwood Funeral Home in Clute, TX on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The burial will be at Restwood Memorial Park immediately following the funeral service. Serving as pallbearers will be Lee Massoletti, Speedy Rogers, Kirk Diehl, Jeff Diehl, Colin Diehl, Janson Jones, and Herbert Bilse

  • FAMILY

  • Carl is survived by his wife, Patsy Sue, son, Dr. Mark Anthony Diehl and wife Amy (Simmons) Diehl, daughter, Priscilla Kay (Diehl) Huvar, grandchildren, Bella Annalise Huvar and Scarlett Jolie Huvar, brother, George Woodrow Diehl, Jr. and wife Pat, sister, Mary Kathryn (Diehl) and nieces and nephews, Kirk Diehl, wife, Lisa; Jeffrey Diehl, wife, Jenn, Jann (Diehl) Tracy and husband, Jason, Donnis Bolin, and Susan (Bolin) Bilsie and great nieces and nephews and great great niece and nephew.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Lee Massoletti, Active Pallbearer
  • Speedy Rogers, Active Pallbearer
  • Kirk Diehl, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeff Diehl, Active Pallbearer
  • Colin Diehl, Active Pallbearer
  • Janson Jones, Active Pallbearer
  • Herbert Bilse, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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Brandye Roland

July 10, 2018

Patsy, Priscilla, and Mark,
Since much of my childhood happened at your house and/or on the way to dance in the land barge, I was blessed to have known Carl. He always welcomed me to your home with a huge smile and it warmed my heart that he still remembered me when I ran into him at the grocery store as an adult. He was an exceptional man and an even better father. I’m thankful to have been a part of knowing him. I am so sorry that you all will be feeling this loss so deeply. I love each of you and will be praying for you always. Love, Brandye

Kathey King

July 8, 2018

Dearest Patsy and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you with the loss of your beloved Carl. He was an amazing man--thoughtful, helpful, fun and always had a smile on his face. I remember him so fondly and he will be missed by everyone that knew him. There will be a void in everyone's life but each of you will have special memories about this amazing man. If I can be of any help to you, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Love,
Kathey

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Biography

Carl was born to George Woodrow Sr. and Mary Belle (Murphy) Diehl on May 15, 1941 in Freeport, Texas. Carl graduated from Brazosport High School in 1959 and attended Brazosport College. He married Patsy Sue Erwin on June 6, 1964. After their marriage they moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was stationed at Fort McPherson. He enjoyed his time in the Army receiving the Army Commendation Medal and attained ranking of Spec. 5. The award stated “The manner in which Specialist Diehl performed his duties reflects great credit upon him and is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service.” He was also a member of the Post Smallbore Championship Rifle Team.
Carl worked for Dow Chemical Company for 28 years. He retired from Dow in 1998 as a group Supervisor in Project and Contract Administration. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, music and playing his guitar and he had a love for everything automotive. He loved his family and loved to work with them on projects. His granddaughter’s favorite saying about him was “If Poppy can’t fix, it no one can.” After his retirement from Dow he decided to return to work and worked for various companies until he retired completely in 2017.