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ROY MICHEAL ARMSTRONG

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Roy Micheal Armstrong, age 65, resident of Champaign, Ill., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 31, 2010, due to a heart attack.

He was born in Clinton, Mo., on Jan. 6, 1945, the son of Roy Wilbur Armstrong and Dorothy Prather Armstrong.

He was never married.

As a teenager he was baptized in the First Christian Church, Fort Scott.

Roy graduated with the Fort Scott High School Class of 1963, and from Fort Scott Community College in 1965. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Rolla School of Mines, University of Missouri, in 1968.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970 in the Engineering Department, Fort Hood, Texas.

He then attended the University of Illinois, receiving his Master of Science Degree in 1972, and worked on his doctorate there.

In the past, he taught classes at the University of Illinois, and was currently a civil engineer with Engineering Associates in Champaign.

His work took him to many states as well as foreign countries.

He was an avid hunter and skeet shooter and competed both in the United States and Canada.

He also enjoyed playing golf.

He was a devoted son, brother and uncle, and enjoyed spending time with his family when he was in Fort Scott.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Armstrong; one brother, Thomas A. Armstrong and wife Linda; and one sister, Judith L. Witt and husband Jerry, all of Fort Scott, Kan.

Also surviving is one niece, Christina Kruger; five nephews, Matt, Aaron, Jared, Jordan and Luke Witt; 12 great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great niece.

His dog, Sibyl, an English setter, was his pride and joy. She will now make her home in Fort Scott.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Wilbur Armstrong on April 4, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 14, at the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott, Kan., with family officiating. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott, with military honors by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Memorials are suggested to Quail Unlimited, or the Activity Fund at Guest Home Estates, and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guest book at www.cheneywitt.com.