Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Thomas Gordon Diffey

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.


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May God's Word the Bible, prayer and your precious memories help to comfort you during this difficult time. You may also visit, www. jw. org. for Bible based videos and publications that provides comfort and practical help for those who are grieving. (Revelation 21:3-5; Psalms 34:18, 19.)

M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Phazeurite said...

I would like to send these words of consolation to those that loved this apostle Paul said what has been made possible by Jesus’ resurrection. “Since death is through a man,” said Paul, “resurrection of the dead is also through a man.” Because of the sin and imperfection passed on to us from Adam, we all die. However, by giving his perfect human life as a ransom, Jesus opened the way for mankind to be released from slavery to sin and death through the resurrection. Summing up the matter nicely, Paul wrote at Romans 6:23: “The wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

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