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Armstrong, David  
David M. "Digger" Armstrong SHELBY: David M. "Digger" Armstrong, age 58, died unexpectedly Monday morning, February 23, 2015, at his home in Shelby. Born December 24, 1956 in Mansfield to Roma and Katherine (Brown) Armstrong the majority of his life was spent in the Mansfield area moving to Shelby in 2010. A 1975 graduate of Lexington High School, he had worked as a landscaper for many years and was formerly employed with Mansfield Cemetery, Holcher's Company of Lexington and was currently employed with Dealers Supply Company in Crestline. David was a member of several social clubs in the Mansfield-Shelby area. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, especially deer and watching car racing and John Wayne movies. He also enjoyed following The Ohio State Buckeyes. David will be remembered as a hard worker and a good friend to all. Surviving are his two sisters, Virginia (Robert) Arnold of Shelby and Linda Armstrong (fiance, John Hristovski) of Mansfield; two brothers, Owen Armstrong of Daytona Beach, FL and Larry Armstrong of Mansfield; his nieces, Cindy Kovack, Melanie Collins Thacker, Stephanie Snyder, and Michelle Webb; his nephews, Leslie Bucy and Eddie Kurtich; other relatives and many friends, including special friend, Kevin Kirsh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Miller. Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Rev. S.T. Adkins will officiate with interment in Shauck Cemetery, Johnsville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 AM to 12 PM. Condolences may be made at
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Published in the News Journal on Feb. 25, 2015
Armstrong, David E. "Dave"  
David E. "Dave" Armstrong ZANESVILLE: David E. "Dave" Armstrong, 59 of Zanesville, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 unexpectedly at his home. He was born Tuesday, February 14, 1956 in Galion, the son of Esther (Winch) Armstrong and the late Charles E. "Charlie" Armstrong. He married Marcie H. (Voss) on Saturday, August 13, 1983. Dave was a graduate Colonel Crawford High School where he lettered in baseball and was most valuable player for his junior year. He graduated from Findlay College and was employed with Zanesville City Schools as custodian at Zane Grey Elementary School. He enjoyed all sports and was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Dave was very instrumental in starting the City of Zanesville Police Department K-9 Fund in honor of his son, Cpl. David C. Armstrong. In addition to his mother, Dave is survived by his wife, Marcie; two daughters, Laura A. Garrett and her fiancée Bart Cooper and Juila D. Caton both of Zanesville; three grandchildren, Josie Caton, Olivia Garrett and Ethan Garrett; one brother, Scott (Lauri) Armstrong of Harpster and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews including Christopher Armstrong of Harpster; and a special pet companion, Razor. Dave was preceded in death by his father; and one son, United States Army Cpl. David C. Armstrong who died February 1, 2007 while serving his country in Iraq. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue, Zanesville and one hour prior to services from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Marc Caton officiating. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the David E. Armstrong Memorial Fund c/o Century National Bank, 14 South 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 in Dave's Memory. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit
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Published in the News Journal on Feb. 27, 2015
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