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ARMSTRONG William Bill Robert Armstrong, 74, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at his residence with his family by his side. Mr. Armstrong was born in Macon, GA on November 13, 1937 to the late Minus and Elizabeth Armstrong. He moved to Jacksonville as a child and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. Bill became a Master Mason in Georgia while working for the Life Insurance Company of Georgia. When he returned to Jacksonville he started his own insurance company, Armstrong Insurance Management. He became a Shriner in the Morocco Temple in 1968. He served as an Ambassador for the Morocco Temple and served on the insurance committee. Bill was a past Captain of the Arab Patrol and an active member for several years. Bill was a 32nd Degree Mason and was proud to be a Shriner. He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Betty R. Armstrong and his daughter Margaret Elizabeth Fletcher. He is survived by his wife Suzanne Giddens Armstrong, son Colan Armstrong, step-daughter Allison Cregg of Goldsboro, NC., uncle Robert Phillips, Sr., of Byron, GA., cousin, Dr. Robert Phillips, Jr., of San Antonio, TX., 4 grandchildren Haley Norman and Chip Armstrong of Jacksonville, FL., Kyle and Kolton Cregg of Goldsboro, NC., dear friend Geneva Rhoden of Baker County, FL., and his 2 dogs Buddy and Chloe. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 2, 2012 in Oaklawn Cemetery with service participation from the Blue Lodge of Valdosta, GA. Visitation will be from 9:00 -10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Tampa Shriners Children Hospital, 12502 North Pine Dr., Tampa, FL 33612. HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 1, 2012
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