Eldridge Armentor, 86, died at 11:54 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012, in his home.
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Eldridge was born in Port Arthur, Texas, and lived in Carlyss since 1963. He retired from Firestone in 1982 after 38 years of service. He enjoyed carpentry, furniture-making, fishing and working with his hands. He loved spending time at his camp on West Fork with family and friends. He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia Armentor; daughters Elnette Tolbert and her husband Michael of Sulphur, and Deborah Gayle and her husband Paul of Carlyss; sons Charles "Coon" Armentor and his wife Doris of Moss Bluff, Timmy Armentor and his wife Vicki, of Katy, Texas, and Raymond Armentor of Carlyss; sisters Wanda Faye Thompson, Ruth Ann Bushnell, Dorothy Smith, Rena Dewitt, Virginia Brown, Fern Foster, Ramona williams, Patsy Brown and Shirley Jensen; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Eldridge "Ricky" Armentor, Jr.; and parents Leon Armentor and Lucy LeDoux.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial.
Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday, all at the funeral home.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Southwest Daily News on Oct. 26, 2012