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Diaz O Houston

March 31, 1991 ~ May 12, 2020 (age 29)


Diaz Olajuwon Houston, Sr., age 29, was born March 31, 1991 and departed this life on May 12, 2020. Diaz attended South Doyle High School and was a member of the Cherokee's wrestling team. He later transferred and graduated Powell High School, Class of 2010.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Elma Jean Houston; nephew, Gene Washington IV; aunts, Anna Arnett and Wyonia Locke; uncles, Pete and Dennis Houston and great uncle, Rafeal Houston, Sr.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory: son, Diaz Olajuwon Houston, Jr.; mother, Marline Houston; father, Gene Washington Jr.; brothers, Gene Washington III, Bendale Romero, Jaheim Houston and Generion Washington; sisters, Genequa, Genaisha, Pauline, LaKeisha and Geneva; grandmothers, Delphine Houston and Maxine McClean; grandfather, Marlin Smith; great-grandmother, Mary Smith; aunts, Tasheka Houston and Sakeena Ballenger; uncles, Darnell and Coalton Houston; devoted aunts, Christy Houston and Edna Edwards; uncles, Jeffrey Houston, Eric Jackson and Sidney Jackson; great uncles, Dexter and Douglas Houston, Melvin Arnett; great great aunts, Christine Hendrix and Caroll Mann; great great uncle, Charles Mann; niece, Genesis O'Neal; devoted cousins, Luakia Houston, Reneka, Charisma Cowan, Ian Carter, Antonio Miller, Carlos Gray, Jeffery Edwards, Daniel and Javon Price, Kashif Nimmons, Jockquez O'Neal and Desmond Cowan; devoted friends, Stacia Hankins, Cody Tracy, Jordan White, Jason Popular, Luis Salazar, Jason Carter and Myron "Mookie" Tate; a host of other family and friends too numerous to name.

Thursday, May 21, 2020, a private graveside will take place. During this time, we will remain in compliance with the Governor's Executive Order #17 (COVID-19). Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com and mandated by the CDC and Governor of Tennessee.


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