Kenneth Richard Diaz, Sr.
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Citadel Football Association Schlorship Fund
    520 Folly Road, Ste. P-376
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“Get ready Ken, Hank is coming to see you. Try to stay out of trouble. I will love you always, Carmen ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Carmen,Jeanne and I were very sad to hear about Kenny. We wish to express our condolences to your loss. Kenny and I had great times together. I...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“ken was a member of the perfect class, the citadel class of 1969. i knew him there and admired him and enjoyed his friendship during a meaningful...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: gregory olney - clearwater, FL

“The Family,I was really sadden to hear about Ken's passing. He was really one of the most talented players on our team. He played with heart and a...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Richard G. Everett '70 - NC

“Hello Carmen and family. I was a year younger than Ken and we played football together at The Citadel. Ken was an outstanding leader and player but...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Gay Mayfield - Savannah, GA

“Carmen, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Ken was a wonderful man and you had many wonderful years together. My heart goes out to you and...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Eileen & Emil Bracone - Marietta, GA

“May God welcome Ken into his eternal Kingdom...Ken was a fine man, a man of honor and we are all better for having been in his company. God bless you...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Rick WIETERS - Charleston, SC

“Dear Carmen, Ken, Brooke and Lynn, I am so saddened by the loss of Kenny. When I last saw him at my niece's wedding, I thought we had many years...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Marsha Diaz - Alexandria, VA

“John and I were heartbroken when we heard the news. We have all here at The Citadel suffered a great loss!Ken's smile would always light up the room...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: John and Donna Rosa - Charleston, SC

“Carmen,Kenny and Brooke, words can not begin to tell ya'll how sad i am about the passing of Ken. I did not play football but he treated me like i...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Hank Walker - Charleston, SC

“Carmen, Kenny and Brooke, I am so sorry about the loss of Ken. We followed Tommy's updates and things were beginning to look up. Then came the...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Bill Utsey - Clemson, SC

“Carmen, I am truly sorry for your loss. Ken was a great man and I am sure a great husband and great dad. We were in the same company, went to Mass...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Gene Morehead - Florence, SC, SC

“Carmen I'm so sorry to hear about your about your husband. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. I know words...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Rick Simons - Warner Robins, GA

“Since Kenny and I grew up far apart, we seldom saw one another, though I'll always cherish our family reunions when all the cousins were together. My...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Helen Diaz - Cousin

“Hearts on Pluto are all so heavy right now. We all loved Ken so much. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ken was such a great man...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Louis and Cathy Thompson - MS

“Unfortunately, I only met Kenny three times in our lifetiames, but all three times were significant. The first was when Brian (his cousin) and I...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Dale Diaz - Harrisonburg, VA

“Kenny was 11 years older than me, because of the age difference and growing up in different cities I did not see him very much. I do have one...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Annie - cousin


18 of 27 | Posted by: Billy Mills - Charleston, SC

“Thought and prayers are with the family. We will all miss Ken. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Rusty Holt - Richmond Hill, GA

“I was so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Please know he is in my thoughts and prayers as are all of you. May God bless and keep you in your time of...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: John Maxwell

“Carmen, Bill and I were so sorry to hear about the untimely loss of your beloved Ken. We are thinking of you and your family. Know that so many of us...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Elaine Moore Schupp - SC - Friend

“I went to The Citadel and majored in civil engineering along with Ken. We were assigned the same classes throughout the 4 years. I always admired...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Wayne Bieganousky - Waxhaw, NC

“I was at The Citadel the same time Ken was. We were both in the class of 1969 and members of M Company. I remember Ken for his wit and always smiling...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Bob Tarrant - Aiken, SC - friend

“I have known Ken for a long time with Sunbelt, he was very quick witted and always had a smile, all his co-workers loved just being around him. I...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Nomie Shock - Lakeland, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ken was a wonderful person. ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Sellers - Ft. Mill, SC

“I had the pleasure of working with Ken in the scaffold division of Sunbelt. I met Ken many times over the years at sales meetings. Ken was a very...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Knight - Glen Allen, VA

“I have great memories with Ken, Bob and our families together. I will miss his wonderful laugh. Carmen, I am right around the corner and we will...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Deborah Carson - Charleston, SC


Kenneth Richard Diaz, Sr., 64, of Johns Island, South Carolina, husband of Carmen Lightcap Diaz entered into eternal rest Tuesday, November 27, 2012. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at 10:00 a.m. Rite of Committal, St. Lawrence Cemetery . The family will receive friends in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL Friday between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Kenneth was born December 13, 1947 in Coral Gables, Florida, son of Mariano Francisco Cristino Diaz and Luisa Trueba Diaz. He was a graduate of the Citadel, Class of 1969. Ken was a three-year letterman in football, playing predominantly as defensive end. In 1968, his senior season, he achieved All-Southern Conference, All-State and honorable mention All-American citations. He was also elected into the Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a Civil Engineer and worked in sales for Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. Ken was a member of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

He is survived by his wife of Johns Island, SC; son, Kenneth R. Diaz, Jr. of Alexandria, VA; daughter, Brooke Diaz Wood (Jacob) of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren: Emory Wood, Carmen Wood; sister, Lynn Diaz Bob (Terry) and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Citadel Football Association Scholarship Fund, 520 Folly Road, Ste. P-376, Charleston, SC 29412.