Richard Eldon "Dick" Diggs, 80, of Yuba City, CA, passed away on May 5th, 2022.
Dick was born on July 15th, 1941, to Clarence "Buck" and Lottie Diggs in Westwood, CA. After Dick graduated from Westwood High School in 1960, he went on to study at Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz, where he received a degree in Pastoral Theology.
After graduation, he was a Senior Pastor in Truckee for a brief time before moving to Yuba City to serve as an Associate Pastor at 1st Assembly of God. It was during this time that he was set up on a blind date with Joan Applegarth, who would become his wife 7 months later on June 28th, 1968. They added a son, David, to their family in 1973.
Dick went on to teach 6th grade at Brittan Elementary School in Sutter, was the Associate Pastor at Gray Avenue Church, and was also known as a tremendous Bible teacher. He loved to work in his workshop, making all sorts of things like airplanes, name plates and tables.
Dick was preceded in death by brothers, Don, Ralph and Ken; sister, Betty; and parents, Buck and Lottie. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; son, David (Carrie); and sister, Myrna.
A graveside service will be held at Sutter Cemetery on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 11 am, with a reception following at Hillcrest Plaza.