Stephen “Stevie”, Steve III Phillip Diggs

January 12, 1950 - December 10, 2012
Stephen “Stevie”, Steve III Phillip Diggs

Stephen “Stevie”, Steve III Phillip Diggs, 62, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at his home.

He was born in Hamlet, NC on January 12, 1950, the son of the late Andrew Solomon and Joan Elizabeth Selph Diggs.

He was a member of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where he active in social ministry and a former church council member. He retired from BellSouth with over thirty years of service. Steve in community life, an avid golfer, and after his retirement, he could be found at Chris’s Restaurant and also at Wal-Mart. He was a great observer of people and lived life to the fullest.

Surviving is his wife, Linda Ungrodt Evans, two daughters, Gracie Diggs Barfoot, Katie Diggs, also his other children, Katie Carter and husband, Robert, and Johnny Evans all of Wilmington, NC; Kristin Morgan and husband, Jeff and Karin Greeson and husband, Danny all of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Kayla Evans, Evan Morgan, Emma Carter, Sophie and Will Greeson; brothers, Keith Diggs and wife, Libby, Robert Diggs, and wife, Rhonda, David Bostian and wife, Bobbi; sister, Vickie Green and husband, Tom all of Wilmington, NC; step-father, David Bostian, Sr. of Wilmington, NC; special aunt and uncle, Pat and Buddy Thorne of Charlotte, NC; and numerous family members.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday, December 15, 2012 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6th and Market Street, Wilmington, NC by Rev. Mark Opgrand and Rev. John Misenheimer. Family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6th and Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401 and Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

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  • December 14, 2012
    Jim Orrell says:
    My heart felt condolences to the family of my old friend of 30 plus years. Stevie will be missed and remembered by all who knew him because of that big heart of his,,,,and most of all because he was a good man. I can still see Steve "The Rocket" running the bases at Empie Park. May God be with you in this tremendous time of sorrow.

  • December 11, 2012
    Deborah Landis-George says:
    I am so sorry for your loss Linda. I'm so happy you were able to spend the time that you did with him before his passing. Please let me know if you need anything. Your second family {the ER} will always be here for you. I love you Linda

  • December 11, 2012
    Kathy Thompson says:
    Linda I am so sorry for yor loss. I just wanted to let you know that God is with You and Your family and will guide you all thru this journey. Please know that you are in my prayers and in my heart. In Deepest Sympathy Kathy Thompson

  • December 11, 2012
    Tony Howe says:
    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it has been a long ordeal and sometimes we are glad it is over. Non the less it is always painful. Just want you to know I think of you often. Don't know what I could do but if you need anything don't hesitate to ask. Tony

  • December 11, 2012
    Angela Frey says:
    May God bless and comfort you and your family through your loss. Sincerely, Angela & Rich Frey