Dr. David C. Digmon, age 87, of Beaumont Colony, Texas, was called home to be with our Savior Sunday, January 10, 2021, from the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
"Bro. Dave" was born May 1, 1933, in Nanafalia, Alabama, and entered into the service of our country on April 8, 1951, at the age of 17 when he forged his mother's signature to join the United States Air Force where he served proudly until he was honorably discharged on October 3, 1960.
In January of 1953, while home on leave, he met the love if his life in Bunkie, Louisiana, on a blind date and knowing he had met his soulmate proposed later in the evening. On July 12, 1953, he married Eura Mae Firmin and started his family. He moved his family to Beaumont, Texas, in 1962 following a job opportunity but already knew in his heart that God was calling him into a new type of service. He answered God's call and surrendered to preach the gospel at Baptist Temple of Beaumont in 1967 and was the founding pastor of Anchor Baptist Church in 1969 under Gods direction. God moved the church to Lumberton, Texas. in 1976 where he pastored for many years while continuing his higher education earning a double doctorate in Theology and Divinity.
Over his 54 years in the service of God's Army, "Bro. Dave" pastored many churches and filled many pulpits across the country preaching and teaching the word of God and even took the word to Mexico and Haiti on mission trips. One of his greatest desires was fulfilled in the mid 1970s when he was able to travel to Israel and see The Holy Land. His love, dedication, and devotion to his family was second only to his desire to serve God and to hear the words "well done thy good and faithful servant."
His survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mae Digmon of Beaumont Colony; daughter, Dava Rene' Freeman and her husband Gary L. Freeman of Beaumont Colony; grandsons, Daniel Johnson and wife Laura of Vidor, Texas, and Samuel Johnson and wife Martha of Lumberton, Texas; great-grandchildren, Jacob Vaughn and wife Kimber of Vidor, Texas, Matthew Vaughn of Vidor, Texas, and Adaline Mae Johnson of Lumberton, Texas; and a great-great-granddaughter, Addilynn May Brielle Vaughn of Vidor, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Glenn Digmon; and his mother, Adelle Cochran.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Kountze, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Kountze with Bro. Daniel White and Bro. Tony Wilcoxson officiating. Interment and committal service will follow with military honors at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee, Texas.
Pallbearers: Daniel Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Matthew Vaughn, Jacob Vaughn, Ray Johnson, and Gary L. Freeman.
Services are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee, Texas.
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8
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