James Leo Dietrich

Published 11:58 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mr. James Leo Dietrich, 84, died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 surrounded by family at his residence.

Mr. Dietrich was born on Jan. 26, 1933 to the late John and Amelia Dietrich. He was active in the Piedmont Antique Tractor Club in Davie County, Lions Club and Cursillo of Marne, Mich. while residing in Michigan. He was a devoted husband and father with many talents. He spent the end of his career as a salesman, was a business owner and farmer in Michigan. He enjoyed flying as a solo pilot and fishing and hunting in his younger years. He was able to spend lots of quality time with his 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

An infant son John Thomas Dietrich, a brother, Milton Dietrich, and a sister, Pauline Hood, preceded him in death.

Surviving: his wife of 55 years, Betty Morgan Dietrich of Advance; 7 children, Carolyn Fender and husband Dennis of Old Fort, Anne Thomas and husband Layne of Gastonia, Jerry Dietrich and wife Darnell of Marion, Rose Shaffer and husband Chuck of Columbus, Ind., Ken Dietrich and wife Christie of Marion, Brian Dietrich and wife Susan of Asheville and Christine Hazlip and husband Chris of Advance; 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Marion. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-noon prior to the service at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Church in Wright, Mich.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative Care Center at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.

Condolences: www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.