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Frank Edward Diggs
1953 - 2020

Frank Edward Diggs, 66, of White Deer, passed away on Jan. 15, 2020 in Amarillo.

Services were on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at First Baptist Church in White Deer, with Brother Alan Wilson, officiating. Burial followed in White Deer Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors in Pampa.

Frank was born on Sept. 24, 1953 in Dallas. He was a 1972 graduate of White Deer High School. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam on the destroyer USS Sarsfield and the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. He also served in Keflavik, Iceland, returning to the States and graduating with an associate degree at TSTI in Amarillo. Frank married Tammy Thomas, from Hale Center, on June 8, 1985 at First Baptist Church in Pampa. He began his career with Celanese in 1985, retiring in January of 2009. He was a member of First Baptist Church in White Deer. Frank was a lifetime member of the NRA, a member of the Single Action Shooting Society, where he was known as “Outhouse Ed”, the Living History Group in Amarillo that provided history of World War II and participated in various parades. He was very involved in his children’s activities when they were growing up. He spent a lot of time with his son Jake coaching his baseball team and shooting with his daughter Rebecca. Frank enjoyed woodworking and shooting. He loved his children and enjoyed being “Papaw” to his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Diggs of the home; a daughter, Rebecca Diggs of Brownwood; a son, Jake Diggs and wife Jahi of Westbrook; a sister, Melinda and husband Roger Meadows of Edmond, Okla.; a brother, Wayne Diggs and wife Sherry of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren, Oakley Mae Billingsley and Huntley Kae Billingsley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Diggs in 2011.

Memorials may be made to the Faith City Mission, 401 SE 2nd Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101; or the American Cancer Society, c/o Gerry Caylor, 2130 Charles, Pampa, TX 79065.