TOM BEAN - Wayne Bliss Armstrong, 44, of Tom Bean, passed away on June 18, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Dannel Funeral Home in Sherman with his uncles Robert Bernard and Terry Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Holloway Cemetery in Luella, Texas.
Wayne was born on August 30, 1966, the son of Jan Armstrong and Linda (Smith) Cripps. He was educated in the public school system. He worked as a General Contractor/Field Engineer for General Electric for the past 19 years traveling to many places such as Canada, Virginia, Arizona, Florida, Trinidad and Aruba. Wayne was a strong man who worked hard to take care of his family and enjoyed having fun with them. Some of the things he enjoyed the most was living in the country for many years before moving to Tom Bean and his rock and roll music. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Wayne is survived by his mother Linda Cripps and husband Larry of Sherman; his father Jan Armstrong and wife, Barbara, of Tom Bean, a son, Chase Armstrong, of Tom Bean and his mother Karen Bardwell of Pottsboro, his brother, Terry Land of Denton, Grandmother, Mary Armstrong of Luella, Grandmother, Thelma Bernard of Grapevine, Sisters, Ila Rigdon and her husband, Jeff of Sherman, Deborah Cripps of Frisco, "Adopted" Brother, Justin Goldston of Dallas, Nephews, Taylor Rigdon and Logan Rigdon, Niece, Erika Rigdon and her husband, Brandon of Whitesboro, and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Glenn Armstrong, grandparents, J.D. Smith and Jewel Smith, grandfather, Ralph Bernard, and an uncle, Jerry Smith.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Rigdon, Taylor Rigdon, Logan Rigdon, Justin Goldston, Ray Croteau, and Greg Riefel.
Family visitation was held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Dannel Funeral Home in Sherman. You may sign the on-line guestbook at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.