Junior Diggs was born on Nov. 6, 1942, to the late June Hampton Diggs and Mary Ellen Miller-Diggs-Moody. At the time of his transition on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, he was 77 years old. Junior attended the Sumter County public school system, worked at Puck Wood, drove tractor-trailer trucks and operated heavy equipment, which was his favorite. He was baptized at Rafting Creek Baptist Church.

Throughout his years, Junior was a dedicated hard worker. He worked throughout Sumter and Kershaw counties as a lumberman with his own business. After many years of that, he landed a job as a heavy equipment operator for Armstrong Construction Co., responsible for building many of our highways of today. He eventually was medically retired around 2005.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife for more than 57 years, Annie Mae Workman Diggs; children, Annie Deloris Workman-Adams (Albertis) of Pinewood, Robert Junior Diggs (Jessie Mae) of Pooler, Georgia, Mamie Ellen Diggs-Bennett (Melvin James) of Sumter, Martha Marie Diggs-Davis (Eric T.) of Sumter and Constance Nicole-Diggs-Gilmore (Irvin A.) of Dalzell; four sisters, Bellma Diggs-Davis of Patterson, New Jersey, and Carolyn Diggs, Marion Diggs and Beulah Diggs-Dennis (Leroy), all of Rembert; one stepbrother, Jeremiah Moody of Sumter; two stepsisters, Mary Moody of Sumter and Juanita Dinkins of New Haven, Connecticut; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting no visitation at the home.

Private viewing for family will be 1 to 2 p.m. with public viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. today in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday at Rafting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 3860 S.C. 261 North, Rembert, with the Rev. Melvin Mack, pastor, Elder James E. Williams, eulogist.

The procession will leave from the home at 11:30 a.m.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

Online messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneral@sc.rr.com.

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