James O. "Buddy" Armstrong Jr., 79, of Vilonia, passed away Feb. 19, 2014.
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He was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Itasca, Texas, to the late James O. Armstrong Sr., and birth mother Clemmie Couch Armstrong, and mother who raised him, Elisabeth Sparks Armstrong.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Bettie Armstrong Floyd.
Buddy was a deacon for 44 years, and longtime member of Friendship Baptist Church. He worked for Borden for 24 years where he retired as a wholesale milk salesman. He also retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield where he worked later in his life. Buddy enjoyed being in the outdoors along with working in his shop he had built for woodworking. Buddy was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia "Pat" Lyons Armstrong; three sons, James Armstrong (Lisa) of North Little Rock, Mark Armstrong of Vilonia, and Paul Armstrong (Jan) of Vilonia; a daughter, Mary Armstrong Green (Ray) of Mayflower; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Martha Armstrong Lenox (Tom) of Cape Cod, Mass.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Vilonia Cemetery, with Bro. Ken Jordan officiating.
Family requests that memorial contributions be made to Friendship Baptist Church building fund in Vilonia.
For online obituary, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72211
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Feb. 20 to Feb. 27, 2014