November 20, 1942 – December 13, 2022
Archer Lodge – Roland “Ron” Kent Diehl, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday. He was born in Webster County, MO, to the late William B. & Mildred Wingo Diehl. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He loved gardening, growing tomatoes, and working on cars, especially his 66 Dodge Coronet. His main joys in life were his beloved wife, his children, and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers.
He is survived by his wife & best friend of 59 years, Janice Helton Diehl of the home, children, Monty Diehl (Caroline) of Archer Lodge, Sue Ellen Lutz of Edmond, OK, Jackie French of Idaho Falls, ID, Katrina Strumhaus of Kansas City, MO, sister, Patsy Harwood (Bill), 10 grandchildren, & 13 great grandchildren.
Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Baptist Tabernacle Church.
The funeral service will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, December 20, at Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 NC Hwy 231, Wendell. Visitation will be held directly before, from 10–11am in the fellowship hall prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591