Don Armstrong, age 78, of Caldwell County, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Don was born June 13, 1942, in Caldwell County, son of the late John and Faye (Batto) Armstrong. He was a Mason in the Clinton Lodge 82 of Princeton for 57 years, the Scottish Rites of Madisonville Lodge 62, and a Shriner for 53 years. He was on the board of the ASCS office, a foreman over the cutting department and dye house at Princeton Hosiery Mills and he and his wife were full-time farmers. He was a constable for 19 years, worked at Wal-Mart in maintenance, drove a semi-truck for Howton trucking and Seven Springs Farms of Cadiz.
He was of the Christian faith, a wonderful father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a great friend to a lot of people. He will be sadly missed by all of his loved ones.
Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris Armstrong; two children, Debbie Bannister of Princeton and Dwayne Armstong of Caldwell County; sister, Connie Beckner of Princeton; sister-in-law, Larraine Armstrong of North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Kevin (Jennifer) Burchett of New York, Ryan Burchett of Caldwell County, James (Kristin) Bannister of Caldwell County, Brock (Chris) Bannister of Evansville, Indiana, Layne (Ryan) Peek of Madisonville, Anna Wooley of Melber, Nick (Anna) Armstrong of Princeton and Emma Armstrong of Hopkinsville; 13 great-grandchildren, Colin, Taylor, Lindy, Sonora, Jake, Justus, Aayahn, Cameron, Ethan, Drew, Luke, Raylin, Noah and one on the way (boy). He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Sam Armstong, Johnny Armstrong and Frank Armstrong; and a sister, Opal Hillyard.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020, at Morgan’s Funeral Home with 7 p.m. Masonic Rites.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Morgan’s Funeral Home with Rev. Richard McKinney officiating. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
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