James Diers

05/14/1943 –

 10/05/2021

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  • Visitation
Date: 10/08/2021
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 10/09/2021
Time: 3:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm
Hope Lutheran Church

5700 98th St, Lubbock, TX 79424

5700 98th St, Lubbock, TX 79424

Obituary

James “Jim” Henry Diers, 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  Jim was born in Denver, Colorado, on May 14, 1943, to Theona and Edgar Diers.   He graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and attended Concordia University in Austin, Texas. After leaving Austin, Jim attended Texas Tech University, graduating in 1968 with a master’s degree in education. Jim was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lubbock, where he met his future bride, Marsha Neunaber.  They married on January 22, 1966.  Marsha and Jim taught in the Lubbock Independent School District for over 25 years, touching the future of their city, state, and nation. After retiring, he pursued another personal passion, building a home remodeling and repair business. As Jim’s family and friends will tell you, he always had a project in the works.

Most recently, he was a member of Hope Lutheran Church & School in Lubbock. He served as an elder and choir member over the years. In his free time, he enjoyed watching HGTV and Texas Tech sports.  As a resident in Lubbock for over 60 years, he was respected by church members, colleagues, students and community.

Jim was a loving husband, father, brother and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Marsha.

Jim is survived by his sons, Michael and Jerrod; siblings, Robert Diers (Cho), Carol Springer (Tom), John Diers, and Thomas Diers; extended family members, Marilyn Murfee, Michelle Rogers, and Melissa Swanson (Paul); and by his many nieces and nephews.

His life was filled with countless people who knew they could depend on him for advice, support and love. They will always remember him as a gentle giant.  His calm demeanor was often the stabilizing force for so many of us in a chaotic world.

A visitation will be Friday, October 8, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Lakeridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street, Lubbock. The funeral will be Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 3:00 pm, at Hope Lutheran Church, 6700 98th Street, Lubbock. A graveside service will be held Monday, October 11, 2021, at 11:30 am at Resthaven Memorial Park, 5740 19th Street, Lubbock.

We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign his virtual guestbook, and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask that you consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.

Together we all celebrate Jim’s wonderful life.

Memorials

The family requests donations be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries. Please visit their website at www.lhm.org.

Celebration of Life

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