Richard Nicholas Diehl, 65, a resident of Dayton, Texas, passed away on June 11, 2023. He was born on September 14, 1958, in Pasadena, Texas, to William Nicholas Diehl and Minerva Landrove Diehl. Richard had been a cherished member of the Dayton community for the past 32 years, previously residing in Pasadena.
Richard was a devoted member of Christway Baptist Church in Dayton. He was a skilled carpenter by trade, finding great joy in crafting beautiful swings. Richard's creativity extended to his love for gardening, where he cultivated vibrant plants and nurtured nature's beauty. His talents brought happiness to those who enjoyed his creations.
Preceding Richard in death were his parents, William and Minerva Diehl, his beloved son, Thomas Diehl, grandsons Ethan Bishop and Corbin Young, and his brother, Michael Diehl.
Richard leaves behind a loving and devoted family to cherish his memory. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rose Diehl, his children Charity White and Eric Martinez, Jennifer Mainus and husband Dustin, Cathy Ryan and husband Ray, Karen Diehl and Tommy Bishop, and Nicholas C. Goodman. He is also survived by his brothers, Dennis Diehl and wife Christine, Timmy Diehl and wife Cheri, David Diehl and husband Alex Diehl, his sisters Cathy Nagle, Tammy Wilson and husband Bill, Debbie Hall, Melinda Allgood and husband Jon, sister-in-law Paula Diehl, and a host of nieces and nephews. Richard will be greatly missed by his 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous extended family members.
Visitation for Mr. Diehl will take place on Wednesday, June 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, also at Pace Stancil. Richard will be laid to rest at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, where he will find eternal peace.
Richard Nicholas Diehl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His warm smile, kind heart, and skilled craftsmanship touched the lives of all who knew him. Although he has left a void in our lives, his spirit will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in peace, knowing the profound impact he made in this world.