Joe Edward Armentrout

  • "Armentrout Family, Jean and I are sorry for your loss. Joe..."
    - Jim & Jean Campbell
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this..."
    - Mj
  • "So sorry about your loss Love you may god be with you ..."
  • "Thank you Joe for your service to our Country. It seems..."
    - kay "Coulson" Kaho
  • "The Darst family would like to extend our deepest sympathy..."
    - wendy Darst

Armentrout Joe Edward Armentrout, 64, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Franklin Twp. Went fishing for eternity with his grandsons on July 24, 2014. He went at home very peacefully surrounded by love, exactly where he would have wanted to be. At home with his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, his wife of 45 years, Brenda Jean Staats Armentrout, his daughter and son-in-law. He was born on March 9, 1950 to the late Robert and Edna Margret Armentrout. He went on to be a graduate of Franklin Heights High School and the Paul C Hayes Technical Center as a certified mechanic. Shortly after marrying his wife and going on to be a very proud US Army Veteran, who served our country bravely in the Vietnam War. He retired from his own business, Mid-Ohio Cash and a disabled Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jackie and Robert Armentrout, grandsons Donald Lee Higgenbotham and Brandon Joseph Bays, father and mother-in-law David Kenneth and Elly Jean Staats and forever friends and brothers, Uncle Jim Sharp, Uncle Harvey Houston and Uncle Dave Meyers. He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Jean; daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and Brent Bays Sr., Melinda Craley, Brian Craley Sr. and Angelia and Travis Dunlap; sisters and brothers-in-law, Roberta and Eldon Yates, Sandy and Russ Wineka, Chuck Jones and Troy and Sandra Staats; grandsons, "His Boys" Robert F. Bays II "Bobo", (Shanna Picklesimer), Brent T. Bays Jr., Joseph Edward Bays, Brian Craley, Jr., Cody Joe Armentrout and Edwin Zimmerman Jr.; granddaughters, "His Sweethearts", Sierra Zimmerman "Sissy" (Travis Coleman), Alexandria E. Craley "Allie" and Misty Bays (Thomas Archer); great grandson, Robert F. BaysIII; great granddaughters, Maryanna, Ariannah Coleman, Abigail Bays; many nieces, nephews and cousins. All of his life, he loved the outdoors, especially fishing on Lake Erie, the place that truly brought him peace and joy. He loved sharing with his family and friends. He also loved to hunt and grew up doing so. His true passion was his family. He loved and enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom he loved and adored and could not have been more proud. He loved "Big Family" get togethers, the most for holidays etc., where he just felt blessed that we could all be together just spending time enjoying and loving one another. He was always there to offer his love, support and advice to all of us, as he truly was a very strong and intelligent man who passed that on to his children and grandchildren. So his life will never be forgotten, but carried on thru the generations in our hearts and minds and he will be truly and clearly missed by all. On board I'm the captain, so climb aboard, we'll search for tomorrow on every shore and I'll try, oh Lord, I'll try to carry on. The family will receive friends on Thurs. July 31, 2014 from 6 p.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 8 p.m. at the OLIVER-CHEEK FUNERAL HOME, 420 W. Main St., Ashville, OH with the AMVETS Post 2256, providing Military Honors.

Funeral Home
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home
420 Main St W Ashville, OH 43103
(740) 983-6414
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 29, 2014
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