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"Big Rick" Diaz

December 18, 1958 — December 29, 2018

            Funeral mass for Jesus Enrique “Big Rick” Diaz, age 60, of Springdale, Arkansas, formerly of Frederick, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at St. Helen’s Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Cory D. Stanley, pastor, officiating.

            Mr. Diaz passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.      

            Burial will be in the Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home. Rosary prayer vigil rites will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

            He was born on December 18, 1958, in Loraine, Texas, to Felipe and Maria (Nuncio) Diaz. He attended Davidson schools. He was united in marriage to Sara Cadena on September 18, 1979, in Frederick, Oklahoma. She passed away May 17, 2000. He worked for Ed Matthew Roofing Company and then various construction jobs. He loved to shoot pool and play softball. He was outgoing and fun and always made others laugh. He moved to Arkansas seven years ago to be near his son. He continued to work construction jobs. He was Catholic.

            In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents: his father in 1967, and his mother in 2009.

            He is survived by his son: Jesus Enrique “Little Ricky” Diaz, Jr. and wife Tara, of Springdale, Arkansas; two brothers: Felipe Diaz, and Joe Diaz and wife Tina, all of Frederick; five sisters: Irene Cruz, of Frederick, Teresa Diaz, of Tipton, Susie Barajas and husband Francisco, of Frederick, Elena Hernandez, of Waco, Texas, and Christine Martinez and husband Juan, of Crowell, Texas; a granddaughter: Zoey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home

111 N. 11th Street

Frederick, OK 73542

(580) 335-2112

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home

111 N 11th St, Frederick, OK 73542

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Funeral Mass

Friday, January 4, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Saint Helen's Catholic Church

507 E Highview Ave, Frederick, OK 73542

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Burial

Frederick Memorial Cemetery

520 E Mimulus Ave, Frederick, OK 73542

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