Garland Lee Diehl

August 19, 1937September 24, 2021

Garland Lee Diehl, 84, of Waynesboro, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Augusta Health.

He was born August 19, 1937 in Rockingham County, a son of the late Amos and Effie (Rodeffer) Diehl.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Faye (Ervin) Diehl on July 10, 2011.

Mr. Diehl was a former member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren. He served his country in the United States Army and retired from the former General Electric/Genicom Company in Waynesboro. At the time of his passing, he was a member of Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren.

He played an important part in the lives of his grandchildren on a regular basis and proved to many to be a man that lived life worthy of tears of those that knew and loved him.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Hawkins and husband, Rick of Waynesboro; son, Steve Diehl and wife, Brenda of Stephens City; a brother, William “Billy” Diehl of Waynesboro; four grandchildren, Whitney Hawkins and wife Lauren, Ross Hawkins, Austin Diehl and wife Emily, Nicole Pinto and husband Leo, as well as two great grandchildren, Eleanor Laskey and Delaney Diehl.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all services will be private. There will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren, 1790 Barren Ridge Road, Staunton, VA 24401.

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Kim Tutt

October 5, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to the family.
Kim Tutt

Beatrice Conner

October 1, 2021

When Steve & I would run into Garland (usually at a restaurant) he would ALWAYS be smiling and have something light-hearted to say. He seemed to find the good in life even through the times of loosing Faye and other precious family members. He would share a bit of his faith in our Lord and ask about us. We are so sorry that his presence here on earth has stopped but are filled with thanksgiving that we got to have time with him and his dear family through the years. May our Lord hold Debbie, Steve and each family member a little closer through this time of grief. May God be with each of you. Sincerely, Steven & Beatrice Conner.


September 29, 2021

I met Garland and Faye when Debbie and I taught together at New Hope Elementary School. He was an amazing dad, granddad and most recently great granddad! He will be missed, but his memories will be within your heart for a lifetime! My deepest sympathy to your family. Love and Prayers, Tamara Talley-Campbell

John and Terrie Childress

September 28, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Garland was such a kind neighbor and hard worker along with Faye. We lived next door for a number of years. We always remember their wonderful gardens each summer. We so much enjoyed our conversations and the laughs shared from the funny things that Garland would say. I know he will be missed by many. We will always remember Garland for the fine man he was along with his lovely wife Faye.
Johnny & Terrie Childress

Carl jeff Childress

September 28, 2021

He was our next door neighbor. Both him and Faye were wonderful people. They both looked after mom especially after dad died. And I worked with him at GE . Genicom. Both dad and him loved to have large vegitable gardens.
Jeff and Tammy Childress

Bradley Myrtle

September 28, 2021

A very very good friend.prayers to family

Cynthia Meeks

September 27, 2021

Garland was a very kind person I remember going to his house when I was a kid to play with Debbie he will be missed