Mayor Tommy Schafer Has Passed Away

July 31, 2020

Diamondhead, Miss. July 30, 2020 – It is with great sadness to inform our residents that Mayor Thomas “Tommy” E. Schafer IV passed away on Friday July 31, 2020 from surgery complications in Louisiana.  Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Camille, and daughter, Caroline.


Tommy was elected Mayor for the City of Diamondhead in 2013, and he was re-elected for a second term in 2017.  He volunteered for many boards and activities as a resident in Diamondhead prior to serving as Mayor.  Tommy was committed to the betterment of all residents of Diamondhead and loved serving his community.  He was a tireless advocate for the City and his dedication and leadership will be greatly missed.


In consideration for the family at this difficult time, we ask you to respect the privacy of the Schafer family.  Please keep his family in your prayers.