MSG (Ret.) Jose “Joe” P. Diaz

April 18, 1926 - February 7, 2021
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Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Columbus Chapel
4048 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31907
Wednesday 2/17, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Columbus Chapel
Wednesday 2/17, 10:00 am

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Private Interment

MSG (Ret.) Jose “Joe” P. Diaz passed away Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at the age of 94 at Brookside Glen in Columbus, Georgia where he was loved by surviving family members as well as all of the wonderful staff at Brookside Glen who took care of him every day for the past few years. MSGContinue Reading

James Tyler left a message on February 17, 2021:
Remembering MSG Diaz from my years in JROTC at Kendrick High School. Sending my condolences to his family 🙏
Tim Diaz and family left a message on February 17, 2021:
RIP uncle Joe
Deborah S Bellone left a message on February 17, 2021:
My most sincere condolences! Sending hugs, love and prayers to the family!!🙏
Charlie McLemore left a message on February 16, 2021:
I'd like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the Diaz family. Almost every Sunday my wife and I sat right behind Joe, Danny and Donna at Holy Family Church. Through brief conversations with them I came to admire and respect Joe for his gentle ways and always present smile. Through Danny I learned of his outstanding military career and service. I still have the picture Danny gave me of his dad in full dress with a chest full of medals. I salute you Jose P. Diaz for the hero you are! May you rest in peace.
Judith A. Button left a message on February 15, 2021:
I just heard of the passing of MSG Joe Diaz. He was my instructor/ teacher/friend and mentor for four years at Columbus High School in the early 70's. He helped me get my first job at Columbus Square Mall working at a Taco Restaurant. He also helped me and my mom when my dad died. He lived on Mesa Street and my mom and I moved to a house behind his on Walker Street that he helped us get. MSG Diaz had helped us so many times until his wife died. She too, like him was a beautiful person. We knew Bob and Danny as well. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, it just broke my heart. MSG Diaz was the greatest man that I ever met. I always hoped that one day, I would marry someone just like him he was so kind. I wish the entire family a quick healing and grieving process as life goes on. Blessings to all the DIAZ family. Love, J.A.B. I will say a special prayer tonight.
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Veronica (Atkins) Stalling left a message on February 15, 2021:
To the Diaz Family,You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Father. I hold Msg Diaz very dear to my heart. I was his first Female Battalion Cmdr. He led our Drill Team at Kendrick High into many competitions that we won. He will always be remembered. May he he rest in peace in the Arms of Jesus. Amen🙏🌹
Mary Plotner left a message on February 15, 2021:
He was my ROTC instructor at Kendrick. He was the best! Years later I saw him Publix & I ask him, do you remember me? He said yes Mary I remember you. Rest in peace Sgt. Diaz. You will be missed. Thoughts & prayers to Danny & the family.
Domi left a message on February 14, 2021:
Going to miss my Poppy but will cherish all the memories we made
Rev. Scott Grier left a message on February 14, 2021:
He was my Rotc leader in high school. I remember him as a great man but very strict. I really liked him but didn't realize he served our country in such a great way at the time.
Jeffrey & Flor Diaz left a message on February 12, 2021:
We would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the rest of our family. Uncle Joe was a great man and was dearly loved by us all. He was a great brother to my Dad, Amado. We will always hold your memories deep in our hearts. May he rest in peace.
Mr and Mrs Joshua Arrington left a message on February 9, 2021:
A great man we will miss you so.
Cecil Massey left a message on February 9, 2021:
My family and his lived in Oakland Park. He was a true soldier and a true gentleman. I will always remember the horse he cared for in his backyard. I attended school with some of his children. Our deepest sympathies and condolences from the the Massey family.
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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