Thomas ”Tom” Gordon Diffey, age 87 of Orlando, went peacefully to be with our Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice. He was born on August 8, 1931, in Midnight, Mississippi, the son of the late Thomas Patrick Diffey and Mrytle Musgrove Diffey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Marshall Diffey, brother Glen Diffey and sister Marlene Hairston.
Tom leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Linda Diffey, children, John (Allison) Diffey, Richard (Sue) Diffey, Kathy (John) Kardules and Randy (Nancy) Rich, sisters, Valerie Wiggins, Gail Keith, brother, Pat Diffey, 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Tom served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a former Auditor for Los Angeles County, California and Orange County, Florida. He worked until the age of 78. Tom loved the Lord, his family, friends, music, photography, pistol shooting, traveling, Nascar racing and fried the best chicken and catfish anywhere. He was a Bible Study Teacher at First Baptist Church in Orlando and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was blessed to be loved by many and will be greatly missed.
A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Orlando, FL with Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating.