Albert Edward “Butch” Diggs



Albert Edward “Butch” Diggs, age 67.  Sunrise December 23, 1948 in Lester, WV and Sunset January 28, 2015 in Columbus, OH.  Butch was a graduate of Linden McKinley High School where he played on the 1968 Basketball Championship Team.  He was an entertainer, performing with groups such as The Blendations and Crosstown Traffic, and was a vocalist behind James Brown and Johnny Taylor.  Albert was a member of Christ International Outreach Ministries.  He was preceded in death by his parents Albert B. and Anna Jo Diggs, wife Gloria Diggs, and sister Velora Fluellen Cushenberry.  Left to cherish his memory, sons Andre Willis and Randy Cooper, daughters Tosha Moye and Felecia Lee, stepmother Barbara Diggs, brothers Charles B. (Tonya) Diggs, Jeffrey A. (Danell) Diggs, Gregory Walker, Donald Walker, and Ronald Walker, sisters Zola J. Diggs Guess, Donna K. Diggs, Tamela Walker, Teresa Walker and Anita (John), and  a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Visitation 12:00 noon and Funeral 1:00pm Friday, February 6, 2015 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.  Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.  To read the complete obituary, order flowers and to offer condolences to The DIGGS Family, visit

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  1. To the family,

    I will miss my friend of many many years. He has gone to a better place to continue his life with the Lord. There will be no more pain and suffering for him. God has a plan for all of us and this is his will so lets celebrate Diggs homecoming and remember him for the man we all knew to be kind, thoughtful, giving and just a wonderful person. I will always remember all the good times filled with lots of laughter, fun and joy we shared as we grew up. May God continue to bless all of you and continue to shine his everlasting light on you. Mike Russell, California

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