He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec. 4, 1949, to Peter and Donna Rosemary Sikes DiMaggio. He married Janet Rabe in Pettus on Sept. 17, 1983. He was partner and operator of Flow-Tech Equipment Rental Co. in Victoria and was a member of the Pettus United Methodist Church.
He was past president and a member of the Pettus school board for many years. He was former president and coach of North Bee County Little League. He also aided in designing the fields and lights. He was the livestock chairman and member of the board of directors of the Bee County Junior Livestock and Homemakers Show.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Janet DiMaggio of Pettus; three daughters, Megan DiMaggio of Corpus Christi, Chelsy DiMaggio and Alexandria DiMaggio, both of Pettus; one son, Michael (Josie) DiMaggio of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Anthony, Izabella and Andea DiMaggio; one uncle, Marion DiMaggio of Arlington; one sister, Diana (Larry) Taylor of California; one brother, Peter (Sandy) DiMaggio of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Pettus United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Eckols Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Carolyn Chandler and David Stewart officiating. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Pallbearers will be Mike Barnett, Clay Rabe, Richard Rabe, Bill Chesnutt, Ed Monson, Jim Fox, Gus Thojcak and Marcello Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be John Suffel, Tom Currer, Floyd Wolf, Lindsey Green, Kenneth Chandler, John McMillan and Eddie Vaughan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tommy Staples Memorial Fund in Pettus, TX 78146.
Arrangements were entrusted to Eckols Funeral Home.