EAST PEORIA, IL - William C. "Bill" Armstrong, 88, of Springfield, formerly of East Peoria and Morton, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born March 19, 1925, in Atterberry, Ill., to Cyrus and Ruth (Bell) Armstrong. He married Norma Skinner on June 27, 1948, in Ashland, Ill. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 2006. He later married Barbara Tappendorf on May 9, 2009, in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara; one daughter, Sharon (Thom) Rothfolk; three sons: Steve (Lou Ann) Armstrong, Randall (Jennifer) Armstrong and Roger Armstrong; one stepson; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara (Bill) Sprick and Jean Williams; one brother, Don Armstrong; brothers-in-law, Art Linden and Kenneth (Shirley) Skinner; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Disco and Joanne Skinner; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Peoria, Rev. Adrian Garcia officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Thursday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, and from 10-10:45 a.m. on Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL 61603.

Online condolences may be left for the family at knappjohnson.com.

Published in The State Journal-Register on Nov. 21, 2013