Carroll Donald Diegert, lovingly known as Don, given name at birth, Carroll Donald Douglas II, passed away on July 16, 2023, at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC. He was born on March 18, 1963, in South Charleston, West Virginia to Montena Diegert Worley and the late Raymond Diegert. Don's passing is deeply mourned by his family and friends.
Don was a man of many passions and admirable qualities. His dedication to his family was unwavering and he cherished the meaningful connections he shared with them. He leaves behind a legacy filled with love and memories that will forever be treasured.
Don had an inquisitive mind and took pleasure in exploring his ancestry. Uncovering the stories of his ancestors brought him great joy and satisfaction. He would spend countless hours delving into genealogy records, piecing together the puzzle of his family history.
Gardening was another passion that brought Don immense happiness. Whether tending to a small backyard garden or cultivating a larger landscape, he possessed a green thumb and took pride in nurturing plants to thrive. The tranquility he found while surrounded by nature further reinforced his deep appreciation for the world around him.
A true multitasker, Don excelled in situations that demanded remaining composed under pressure. He effortlessly balanced multiple responsibilities without compromising the quality of his work. His ability to remain calm and collected during challenging times served as an inspiration to those around him.
Don's sense of duty led him to serve in the US Army, where he proudly protected his country. This military service not only shaped him into the courageous individual he was but also fueled his unyielding patriotism. His commitment to preserving the values and principles that define America was commendable.
Don's passing leaves a void in the lives of all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by those closest to him, including his wife of 32 years, Pam Cloninger Diegert; mother, Montena Worley; children, Adrienne Marie Diegert, Donald Adam Diegert, Lori Jade Williams, and Macon Phillp Diegert; grandson, Garrett Donald Diegert; and siblings, Henry Phillip Diegert, Stephanie Ray Diegert, and Sheilia Gaye Diegert.
He also shared a special bond with his aunt and second mother, Lula Belle Hensley, along with her husband Tracy Lee Hensley and their children, Christopher and Jennifer. The love and support of this extended family provided Don with strength throughout his life.
Don's kindhearted nature, unwavering dedication to his loved ones, and his invaluable contributions to the community will forever be remembered. His legacy will serve as a reminder to embrace our roots while nurturing the relationships that bring us joy.