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In Memory Of Our Poets

Samuel "Sam" Ingram Diamond (1924-2012) - Class Of 1942


DIAMOND, Sam I., died on September 13, 2012; he was born May 1, 1924 in Brantley, Alabama to Sam and Carrie Diamond, survived by daughter Denise Anne (DD) Kagey, and grandchildren Daniel Lee Kagey, Denver, CO and Anne Diamond Kagey, Atlanta, GA. His wife of 58 years, Boots Anne Carroll predeceased him in 2011. The funeral services will be Monday September 17, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at Leak-Memory Chapel, 945 Lincoln Rd., Montgomery, AL, with Chaplain Winston Brooks officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30 P.M to 3:00 P.M. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Sam served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946, and was stationed in mainland China as a weatherman in WW II. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama Law School, and a member of the Denny Society. He was a member of the Alabama Bar Association and served as Vice President and as a member of the Board of Director's of the American Institute of CPA's. He was Chairman of the American Institute of the CPA's Board of Examiners, a member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Past President of the Alabama Society of CPA's, and a member of and Chairman of the Alabama Securities Commission. He was a Member and Past President of Dixie Lions Club, Montgomery, Alabama and past District Governor of Alabama District of Lions International. He was a Member of First Baptist Church, the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Arrowhead Country Club. He was the founder of Diamond, Carmichael, Gary, Patterson and Duke, P.A. Certified Public Accountants, and had been practicing as a CPA in Montgomery for over 57 years.

Sam enjoyed his profession, traveling with his family, and golfing. Concerts and Alabama Shakespeare Theater performances were never missed. He and his late wife loved traveling over the U.S. and to many foreign countries. He will be missed by his family, his clients, his Lions Club members and many other friends. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Sam Diamond Endowed Scholarship in Tax Accounting, c/o Culverhouse School of Accountancy, Box 870220, Tuscaloosa, AL. Pall Bearers will be son-in law Jim Kagey, grandson Daniel Kagey, Joe Gary, John Evans, Jim Carmichael, and Slade Rhodes. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com.


Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from September 15 to September 16, 2012