He served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force in Japan, Korea and stateside. He owned a plumbing business and construction business before going to Alaska to work as a pipefitter. From the Aleutian Islands to Prudhoe Bay, his many adventures in the wilds of Alaska were always the subject of stories he vividly told to his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 27, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel with a graveside service held on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Gardens. Rev. Joey Hill will officiate.
Visitation will be held Today, Nov. 27, 2011 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by parents, Sam and Norris Armstrong and brothers, R.D. and Donald Armstrong.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Pledger Armstrong of Sumiton; children, Karen Mitchell (Keith) of Wetumpka, Ralph Lee Armstrong (Karen) of Pensacola, Fla. and Kristi Armstrong (William) of Montogmery; grandchildren, David, Eric, Tony, Brandon, Lindsay, Cody and Carly; brothers, Hubert Armstrong of Texas City, Texas and Curtis Armstrong of League City, Texas and a host of relatives and friends to cherish his memories.
New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323