James W. Armour Sr.

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James W. Armour Sr., born December 12th, 1924, passed peaceably at home into the hands of his Lord and Savior on Friday July 6, 2012 at he age of 87. He was born in Houston, the son of Ira C. Armour and Ellen Key Johnson. He was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine Armour, his son James W. Armour Jr., and his daughter Nancy M. Powell. He is survived by his daughter Peggy Armour Kehlenbeck and her husband David, step-daughters Diana Cropper and son Lee Kroptavich, Barbara Davis and husband John and sons Shawn and Chad; grandson Glen Jackson, Jr. & wife Gina; great grandsons Jacob and Jaden Jackson.

James was a WWII veteran serving with the U.S. Army's 130th General Hospital unit in the European theater, most notably at the Battle of the Bulge. Following his honorable discharge from the service, James worked for Western Electric Company until his retirement in 1981. Upon retirement James and his wife Lorraine spent the next 30 years as active members of numerous service organizations in the Montgomery - Conroe area, "professional volunteers" as he was fond of saying. James was especially active with the Montgomery Historical Society, AARP, New Outlook Telecom Pioneers, the 105 Storage Veterans group and the Friendship Group of Montgomery. He was a member of the Lake Conroe Forest Church until 2001.

Those who knew James will remember him as a kind and unassuming man always ready to lend a hand and share his knowledge of local history. He was a loving family man and will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind.

Arrangements entrusted into the care of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery Texas. Services will be held in the Chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10th. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at the New Montgomery Cemetery in Montgomery, Texas.

You are invited to leave a memorial tribute to his family at www.shmfh.com


Published on yourconroenews.com from July 9 to July 22, 2012
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