Dr. James William 'Coach' Armstrong
Dr. James William Armstrong passed away December 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Thelma Armstrong; sister, Laura Armstrong, and daughter, Yolanda White.
He professed his faith in God at an early age. He was born April 4, 1936. He graduated from Pearl High School in 1953, received two degrees from Tennessee State University and a Doctor of Education at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. He worked very hard in many capacities at his church. He received many accolades for his administration and coaching endeavors. James was married to Jeanette Armstrong who served him faithfully.
He is survived by two sons, Horace DeWayne (Cowanetta) Armstrong, Vincent (Regina) Armstrong; and brother, Dorris Armstrong; three grandsons, Philip Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong, and David Todd; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Thanks to his pastors for their guidance. Thanks to Dr. Michael Seibert, Dr. Andre Churchwell, Mrs. Susan Owens, Ms. Karyn Clay, Ms. Janice Brown and family, and Ms. Eva Mobley for their devoted care of Dr. James W. Armstrong beyond the call of duty.
Public viewing Tuesday, December 17 from 2-6 p.m. at Lewis & Wright Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 with services to follow at Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church, 1203 9th Ave. North, Pastor William F. Buchanan Officiate/Eulogist. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Greenwood North Cemetery, 1248 Dickerson Pike, Goodlettsville, TN. Immediately following the interment, family, friends and church members are invited to the repast at Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contriutions may be sent to the Building Fund, c/o 15th Ave. Baptist Church, 1203-9th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208.
Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors, 2500 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN, 37208, (615) 255-2371.
Published in The Tennessean on Dec. 15, 2013