Roy Wilbur Armstrong, age 88, former resident of 623 S. Osbun, Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Guest Home Estates, died Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Mercy Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born June 2, 1921, in Chilhowie, Missouri, the son of Bert E. Armstrong and Charlotte E. Akers Armstrong.
Roy married Dorothy Josephine Prather on Dec. 30, 1941, in Clinton, Mo.
He was a veteran of WWII having served with Company C, 135th Battalion, 13th Army Division in the European Theater.
Roy was co-owner of A & R Body Works for 25 years prior to urban renewal taking the Market Street property.
Before retirement, he worked 15 years in maintenance for Fort Scott Community College. He was also a self employed carpenter.
He was a member of the Community Christian Church, a life member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veteran of Foreign Wars, Rising Sun Masonic Lodge No. 8, Fort Scott Chapter No. 3 Royal Arch Masons, Fort Scott Scottish Rite and the Mirza Shrine Temple of Pittsburg.
In his earlier years, he was an avid hunter of quail and prairie chickens.
Survivors include two sons, Roy Micheal Armstrong, Champaign, Illinois, Thomas Allen Armstrong and wife Linda, Fort Scott; and a daughter, Judith Lee Armstrong Witt and husband Jerry, Fort Scott. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Christina Kruger, Matt Witt, Aaron Witt, Jared Witt, Jordan Witt and Luke Witt; eleven great-grandchildren, with another one expected in September, and one great-great granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leslie Armstrong and Russell Armstrong, three sisters, Myrtle Armstrong, Susie Armstrong and Dorothy Hall, and an infant granddaughter, Sherise Leann Witt.
Reverends Kevin Moyers, Leon Weece and Jared Witt will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Community Christian Church. Burial will follow in U. S. National Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Post No. 1165 V.F.W.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to either Fort Scott Community College or Community Christian Church and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P. O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com