Jacob "Ken" Diggs, 79

DEC. 25, 1932-APRIL 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Mr. Jacob "Ken" Diggs, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly a longtime resident of Damascus, Md., passed away peacefully Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md., with his family by his side.

Born Dec. 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Marguerite J. Karn Diggs and William L. Diggs.

His wife of 44 years, Mrs. Hilda Ruth Voit Diggs, died in 1998.

He is survived by his four children, Debbie McCutcheon and husband, Dan, Barbara May and husband, Steve, Jay Diggs Jr., and Cheryl Lambert and husband, Don; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Damascus for many years.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957.

He graduated from Frederick (Md.) Community College with a degree in business.

He was a retired employee of IBM.

He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 171 of Damascus, as well as a member of various community organizations in Damascus.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, David; and one brother, William Diggs.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Molesworth-Williams P.A. Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, and Thursday one hour before the funeral service at the church.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 26, 2012, at noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 27015 Ridge Road, Damascus. Pastor Irvin F. Stapf will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Ken's honor to American Legion Post 171, P.O. Box 171, Damascus, MD 20872.

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