Robert F. Diffrient Jr.

Published 5:00 am Monday, May 5, 2003

Services for Robert F. Diffrient Jr., of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Monday, May 5, at Brookhaven Branch of the Church of Jesus Christof Latter Day Saints with burial in the Red Star Ward of the Churchof Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m., and Monday from 8 a.m. untilnoon, at Brookhaven Funeral Home, and Monday from 1-2 p.m., at thechurch.

Mr. Diffrient, 70, died May 2, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in Plains on Dec. 4, 1932, to Robert F. Diffrient Sr., andAnna Williams Diffrient Roberts.

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He was retired from Texas Eastern Gas Company. He was a memberof Brookhaven Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, LavellBuckley Diffrient; and a son, Roger Diffrient.

Survivors are his wife, Diana Fife Diffrient of Brookhaven; hisson, Bob Diffrient of Brookhaven; his stepsons, Anthony Sones ofDiamondhead, Randall Sones and Jimmy Sones, both of Brookhaven, JonSones of Gilbert, Ariz., and Kevin Sones of Clinton, La.; hisdaughter, Dena Willard of New Mexico; his daughter-in-law, RobinDiffrient of Brookhaven; his stepbrother, Raymond Roberts ofBrookhaven; and 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.