BELMONT ? James Dale Armstrong died peacefully at home on May 9, 2013.
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He was born Aug. 25, 1928, and was son of the late Emmet Mitchell and Balzora Jones Armstrong.
He graduated from Belmont High School in 1945, attended Belmont Abbey College and served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952.
He retired as parts manager after 40 years from Dixon Ford Co. He was well known for his love of woodworking, building and restoring reproduction furniture. He was a member of South Point United Methodist Church, where he held many offices, including church superintendent, administrative board member and also was a volunteer for many years with Habitat for Humanity. He was very generous with his time and helping others.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at South Point United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elise Kennedy officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Moffitt Armstrong; sons, Mark Mitchell Armstrong of Silver Spring, Md., Kelly Lee Armstrong and his wife, Deborah Starobin Armstrong, of Upper Marlboro, Md.; brother, Glen Armstrong, of Belmont; stepbrother, Jack Page of Belmont; stepsister, Alice Page Thompson of Gastonia; brother-in-law, Kermit Moffitt of New Bern; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and special young friends, Clay and Matthew Gwaltney, Meredith and Makenzie Rowe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Point United Methodist Church, 510 Southpoint Church Road, Belmont, NC 28012 or to Belmont Community Organization, 91 Catawba St., Belmont, NC 28012.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Armstrong family.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette from May 11 to May 13, 2013