Friday, February 04, 2011



1914 ? 2011

Thomas Lee Diamond, 96, of Chumuckla passed away on Wednesday, February 02, 2011.

Mr. Diamond was born on October 21, 1914 in Jay, Florida. He worked for the L&N Railroad from 1941 ? 1977. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and especially loved growing his famous tomatoes. Mr. Diamond was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church and a present member of First United Methodist Church of Pace. He was married 73 years to the love of his life, Vesta Kimbrough Diamond, who preceded him in death exactly 18 months prior. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Ben and Alice Diamond; one brother, Wiley Diamond; and three sisters, Olivia Amos, Bea Beck and Vela Parrish.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Carolyn Diamond of Pensacola; four grandchildren: Jodi and Mike Suchan of Jacksonville, Fl; Cheryl and Tommy Raines of Pensacola; David and Helen Diamond of Atlanta, Ga; Kevin and Mandy Diamond of Birmingham, Al; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother and his wife, George and Betty Diamond of Pace; one sister, Vera Bogart of Pensacola; and one sister in law, Rosalia Diamond of Pensacola; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home of Pace with Rev. John Webb officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Diamond, Kevin Diamond, Ronnie Diamond, Jim Kimbrough, Jay Nelson and Tommy Raines.

A special thanks to Jim & Elaine Kimbrough and Danny & Bonnie Holt, along with their families, for all their love and help, and to the nursing staff of Life Care Center for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First United Methodist Church of Pace at 4540 Chumuckla Highway - Pace, Florida 32571. Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at

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