Jack L. Armstrong, 83 years, 6 months, 13 days old, passed away on Aug. 28, 2016, at his home with his wife, Peggy, and family by his side.
Jack was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Elm Creek, Nebr., to Hardin Wray and Elizabeth Lytle (Fernbaugh) Armstrong.
Jack was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
On Dec. 6, 1955, Jack and Peggy Jo Mitchell were united in marriage in Goodhope, Mo., and together they raised two children.
Jack was a self-employed furniture restorer. He was a Christian and a longtime member of Ava General Baptist Church. He served in the church as deacon for many years and was given the title of Honorary Deacon.
Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, June Hetrick and Aletha Krueger.
Jack is survived by his wife, Peggy, of the home in Ava; two children and their spouses, Charley and Sybil Armstrong, Springfield, Mo., and Jo Lynne and Jim Hathcock, Ava, Mo.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Shannon and Dovi Armstrong, Maggie and Shaun Cornell, Brandon and Summer Hathcock, and Elizabeth and Stephen Bledsoe; eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Lendsi, Carly, Dakota, Breeanna, Jorie, Tristan Jack, and Ashton; one great-great-grandchild, Thorin; one brother and wife, “Bill” and Barb Armstrong, Seattle, Wash.; three brothers-in-law, Mac and Lue Mitchell, Jack Krueger, and Winch Hetrick; one sister-in-law, Polly and Tom Bingaman; and several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Jack were Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at 10 a.m., in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo., with full military honors by the Troy Herd American Legion Post #112. Visitation was Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. Officiating was the Rev. Dwain Moore.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus in Mtn. Grove, Mo., or Goodhope Cemetery. Cremation will follow services per Jack’s request. Burial of cremains will be in the Goodhope Cemetery at a later date and time.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.