More detail on this person: Jack Diggs Midland City AL United States Jack Diggs CW4 (Ret.) Jack Diggs of Ozark passed away Monday, October 4, 2010 at his home. He was 65. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2010 in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with a military chaplain officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Mr. Diggs was born July 27, 1945 in Beach Grove, Indiana and lived the early years of his life in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Diggs was a Medivac Chopper Pilot with 54 "Dust Off" in Vietnam with over 8,000 hours of flying time. Following his active duty he was a flight instructor at Ft. Rucker and served with the 282nd "Black Cats" Reserve Unit. He sponsored allied military flight students while they were in flight school at Ft. Rucker. Mr. Diggs had a total of 38 years of federal service when he retired on November 2, 2000. He owned and operated the Village Inn of Newton for 22 years and was very active in the community and held numerous Poker Runs for families with sick loved ones and for community organizations. Mr. Diggs was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Diggs of Ozark; his sons, Kelly Diggs of Foley, AL and Robert (Shana) Tucker of Comanche, TX; his daughter, Lisa (Keith) Diggs of Ozark; his 8 grandchildren; his brothers, George (Karen) Diggs and David (Carla) Diggs all of Indianapolis, IN; his sisters, Darlene Lunsford and Debbie Glover also of Indianapolis, IN; several nieces and nephews also survive. Robert Byrd of Sunset Funeral Home (334) 983-6604, is in charge of arrangements.
Burial information: Sunset Memorial Park, Midland City, AL
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