Joe was a Veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army stationed in the Philippines. He farmed and raised livestock and always had a collie by his side, which he always named “Lassie”. He loved working in his woodworking shop making toy farm equipment and looked forward to having Sunday Supper every week with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Joe was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, enjoyed traveling and belonging to camping clubs.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Bevva L. (Ross) Armstrong August 23, 2013. They were married October 5, 1948. Also a daughter-in-law Dawn Armstrong and sister Anne Lee Shuttleworth.
Joe is survived by his children Bill (Jane Oliver) Armstrong of Greenville and Linda (Robert) Christman of Greenville; grandchildren, Scott (Angie) Armstrong, Ken (Aimee) Armstrong, Mark (Amanda) Armstrong, and Mike (Whitney) Christman; great grandchildren, Allie, Taylor, Jake, Josh, Bella, Lexi and Eli Armstrong, Wyatt Christman, Kate, Ben and Sam Oliver and Kennedi Strawser; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.