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John "J.T." Diehl, 96

John "J.T." Diehl, 96

John "J.T." Diehl, 96, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016. A native and life-long resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late John L. and Nannie Brackett Diehl, and husband of the late Margaret Wirtz Diehl, who died in 2005. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew Bryan Hill; sister, Anna Diehl Freeman; and brother, Thomas "T.A." Diehl.
John served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a radio technician and an electronics instructor. He retired from Amcermet Corp and was a Sunday School teacher and deacon. He was the oldest member of West Hendersonville Baptist Church.
He is survived by daughters, Barbara D. Rhodes (Sherrell), Beverly D. Blake (Richard), and Beth D. Hill (Chris); son, Bryant Diehl (Betty); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2pm Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Tracy Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2pm in the chapel.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.