ENFIELD - Mr. Harvey Lawrence Armstrong, Sr. passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Vidant Heritage Hospital in Tarboro, NC with his family by his side. Mr. Armstrong a native of Edgecombe County was born on February 21, 1927 to the late Martha Brown Armstrong and William C. Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Navy in the South Pacific. He worked with the Department of Motor Vehicles for more than 40 years before retiring as a Hearing Officer. Mr. Armstrong was a faithful leader and member of Enfield Baptist Church, serving as deacon and chairman of the deacons on numerous occasions. He was also a past Master of the Enfield Masonic Lodge # 447 and Lions Club. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
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Along with his parents, Mr. Armstrong was predeceased by his sisters, Lovenia N. Lockamy and Rebecca Armstrong, his brothers, Ishmail, Frank and Tommy Armstrong.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" Hardison Armstrong of the home, two sons, Larry Armstrong and his wife Casey of Enfield, NC and Pete Armstrong and his wife Jeanie of Rocky Mount, NC and his sister, Annie Lee Matthews of Enfield. Also surviving are three granddaughters, Sarah Jordon, Mary Elizabeth and Margaret Armstrong.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Enfield Baptist Church in Enfield, NC with the Rev. Kerry Peeler, Rev. Dallas Prestwood and Rev. George Greer, Jr. officiating.
The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 1:00-2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made the Enfield Baptist Church, 200 West Burnette Avenue, Enfield, NC 27823
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square, NC is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be directed to the family at www.garrettsykesfs.com
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Mar. 11, 2014