DiRico III, Carl Edward

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Carl Edward DiRico III “Punky”, 51 of Hiwassee, VA and formerly of Pembroke, VA departed this life March 13, 2023 at his home. Born in Virginia on August 22, 1971 he was a son of Mary Jane Austin of Dublin, Virginia and the late Carl DiRico Jr.

Carl enjoyed working on cars, hunting, fishing, and followed wrestling.

Carl is preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Robert Austin; great-grandmother, Rebecca DiRico, and cousin, Chris DiRico.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Joseph DiRico of Pulaski, VA, and Jacob DiRico of Hiwassee, VA; grandchildren, Kaiden Smith, Jace DiRico, and Amethyst DiRico; mother, Mary Jane Austin of Dublin, VA; brothers, Vince DiRico of Christiansburg, VA, Robert DiRico; and sisters, Tina Fleeman (Jerry) of Narrows, VA, Tanya Austin (Patrick Morris), and Linda Liu (Kevin).

A memorial service will be conducted for Carl on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating at Kendall Funeral Home. The family will recieve friends at Kendall Funeral Home on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

A guestbook is available to send condolences by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve DiRico family.