Robert Don Diddle, Sr., 60, of Belpre, Ohio, died at his residence on Saturday, September 15, 2012. He was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, on July 14, 1952, and was the son of Opal E. Miller Diddle and the late Bernard Jean Diddle.
He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers having worked on the locks and dams including the Belleville Dam. He did disaster relief with the government and had worked in the area of Katrina and the Ice Storm in Kentucky and wanted to go to Missouri when it was hit with the tornado but had suffered a relapse with his health. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam. He was a member of the New Matamoras Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. He was a golfer and loved to cook. He loved traveling and was co-founder of the Frontier Raider Pee-Wee Football Program.
Survivors include his mother; his wife, Elaine Rene Weaver Diddle; a son, Robert D. (Alice) Diddle of Las Vegas, Nevada; two daughters, Amanda Diddle of Vincent, Ohio, and Lisa Owens of Parkersburg; his grandchildren, Hayley Pullin, Shawn Owens, Jason Knowlton II, Alexandria Rouse, Madison Rouse, Shawn Diddle, Austin Pullin, Taylor Pullin and Katie Hallman; two brothers, George (Cathy) Diddle of Columbus, Ohio, and Tom (Sharon) Diddle of Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Services will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #15 of Parkersburg. Masonic services will be conducted.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society, or if flowers are sent, please send potted, plantable flowers.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.