Bruce A. Armstrong, 59, of Pope County, and formerly of Virginia, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at the Palm Terrace Nursing Home in Mattoon.
He was born Aug. 8, 1952, in Jacksonville, the son of Alan Armstrong and Rojean Largent Armstrong Brockhouse. He was raised in Virginia and graduated from Virginia High School. He attended Eureka College and worked many years in the dredging industry. After retirement, he bought a farm in southern Illinois where he enjoyed the outdoors, his horses and raising cattle. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia.
He is survived by his stepfather, Gene Brockhouse of Virginia; a daughter, Brandi Siders (husband, Cary) of Virginia; four brothers, Bob Armstrong (wife, Sharon) of Metropolis, Dave Armstrong of Lyndon Station, Wis., Doug Armstrong (wife, Jane) of Kingsport, Tenn., and Ron Brockhouse (wife, Mary Ann) of Virginia; two sisters, Mary Wienhoff of Springfield and Leigh Ann Allen (husband, Tom) of Ashland; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rojean Brockhouse; father, Alan Armstrong; and his grandparents, Forrest and Mary Largent and Jep and Wilda Armstrong.
Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia, with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet friends at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or
. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home of Virginia is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.buchanancody.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Dec. 15, 2011