Charles "Buddy" Dietzman, 76, of Justin passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.
Buddy was born in Justin, Texas on June 25, 1937 to Henry and Elvie Splawn Dietzmann. He attended Northwest High School.
Buddy married Janet Ingram in Denton, Texas on January 26, 1957. Buddy worked for Henderson Oil in Justin for several years and then as a machinist for Mead- Westvaco in Dallas Tx, until his retirement in 2001. He was a life member of the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association and he volunteered for the Justin Volunteer Fire Department.
Buddy loved to be with family and friends. He lived outside of Justin until his marriage and then in Justin where he and his wife have lived in the same house for 57 years come January.
He loved to sit on the front porch and play his harmonica and drink his famous coffee. Buddy loved to ride his horse Ginger, hunt and fish on the Denton creek. He spent many hours with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Buddy had a contagious smile and a joke to tell everyone. He loved to work in the yard and garden, and could fix about everything. He will be dearly missed by all.
Buddy is survived by his wife, Janet Dietzman; his brother, James and Barbara Dietzmann of Justin, sister, Viola and Carl Gierish of Roanoke, brother-in-law Raymond Dickey of Rhome; his daughter, Vicky Jo "Jody" Dietzman of Lohn, Texas. Buddy is also survived by his grandchildren, Mandy and her husband Brett Buckingham, Wade and his wife, Candice Dietzman, Rob and his wife, Carla McCarty, Ryan Kyla and her husband, Wes Branaman.
In-laws Lynda and Willis Hall, David and Betty Sue Ingram, and many nieces and nephews.
Great Grandchildren, Taylor, Rhealynn, Danielle and Torry Buckingham. Kason and Korra Dietzman and Asa and Eli McCarty.
Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elvie Dietzmann, his son, Ryan Dietzman and his sister, Teenie Dickey, and sister-in-law Connie Decker.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at The First Baptist Church in Justin, Texas at 2:00 PM. with Carl E. "Scooter" Gierisch Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm at the church prior to the service.
The family asked that donations be made to the UT. Southwestern Oncology Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center office of development, Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center. P0 Box 910888 Dallas, Texas 75391