David Columbus “Mr. D.C.” Diamond

September 29, 2013

David Columbus “Mr. D.C.” Diamond 88, of McDavid, passed away September 27, 2013, in Century. He was born August 28, 1925, in Jay to the late Edward and Allie Carnley Diamond. He owned and operated Diamond Service Station in McDavid where he served the community for over 57 years. He was avid fisherman, raised his own bait and was known for his bait shop and tires. He loved the Lord, enjoyed sharing the gospel to others and loved helping people in need. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by wife, Myrtle Lee Diamond and brothers, J.D. Diamond, Bernie Diamond, Terrell Diamond and Melvin Diamond; and one sister, Mattie Lee Diamond.

He is survived by his daughters, Marie (Jerry) Gibson of Century, Sherrie (Ron) Jones of Deatsville, Ala., Cindy Diamond and Sheila Ashcraft both of Flomaton and Pauline (Doug) Belleavoine of Maryland; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Cora Baptist Church in Jay with Bro. LaDon Hall and Bro. Don Davis officiating.

Burial will follow in Cora Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jammie Gibson, Brandon Scott, Randy Hinote, Gavin Hinote, Hunter Scott, Brenton Kelley and Austin Scott.


2 Responses to “David Columbus “Mr. D.C.” Diamond”

  1. Carol Doremus on October 1st, 2013 7:29 pm

    I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Diamond family in the Death of Mr. Diamond. He and his wife were especially nice to me and my three boys when we would go in the store for gas or worms. He would always give us fishing tips. They will both be greatly missed.

  2. McDavid Native on September 30th, 2013 10:31 am

    I grew up about a 1/2 mile up the road from his store. My brother and I would pick up bottles off the side of the highway (back then it was only 2-lane) and take them to Mr. Diamond. He would always let us have what we wanted (candy bars, sodas, etc) regardless of the number of bottles. As a child, I remember seeing him help so many people who may not have the money; I also remember him speaking of the Lord often. Rest in Peace….I’m sure you have a special place in Heaven.

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