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Roy Dee Armstrong

1933 - 2021


Roy Dee Armstrong, age 87, of Fort Stockton, Texas, died Tuesday, July 13, 2021, following a lengthy illness. He passed away in the loving arms of his wife Althea (Ali) Lannom Armstrong at his home in Fort Stockton.
Roy was born December 31, 1933, in Crosbyton, Texas to Ida Roswell Armstrong and Roy Dee Armstrong. He was married to Dorothy Armstrong for 58 years until her death in 2014. They had no children.
Roy met Althea (Ali) Lannom Armstrong following Dorothy's death and he knew he had met his life partner. Ali brought to their marriage two adult children, Kevin Childers of Austin, Texas and Lisa Childers Rivera (Tino) of St. Augustine, Florida, and two granddaughters Sofie Rivera and Kat Rivera also of St. Augustine Florida.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents Ida and Roy Armstrong, his wife Dorothy, and his sister Lenore Stephens, and brother Guy Haverstock. He leaves behind precious nieces and nephews, his loving wife Ali, his Church of Christ family and many other dear friends.
Roy attended college at Texas Tech in Lubbock where he was working toward a degree in business. He left school to work as a seismograph technician for Humble/Exxon/Mobil for 30 years.
His next career was as a realtor for Century 21 in Ft. Stockton where he was eventually able to purchase the business. He took pride in helping many Ft. Stockton families find home for over 20 years.
Roy's greatest pleasure in life was his little 2 seater Ercoupe airplane he called "Dimples". Roy spent hundreds of flight hours in the skies of West Texas in Dimples.
Roy became a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts Troop 51 in Ft. Stockton and loved all the adventures he had with "his boys" over the years. Roy proudly assisted several young men in attaining the rank of Eagle Scout status.
Roy was also a member of the Lions Club for over 30 years, holding every office in the club. He also enjoyed time spent with the Ft. Stockton Rotary Club and the Ft. Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Many lasting friendships were made through those years.
A memorial service honoring Roy Armstrong's life will be held August 1st, 2021 at 2:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Ft. Stockton, Texas.

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Cynthia Gibson

July 27, 2021 7:24 PM

Travel well, Uncle Roy, we will miss you. You are such an inspiration to me to live life to the fullest. You made the most of every opportunity you had with your inimitable West Texas style. I know the family was there to welcome you home with great rejoicing. We love you and will miss your amazing stories,

Kelly Baker

July 20, 2021 8:08 PM

With Roy's passing, we have all lost a great man, friend and mentor.  Roy represented all that was and is good about his generation and about West Texas.  I know Ally will miss him, and there are many of us who are so sad to hear of his loss.
I first met Roy when I was 13 years old, and he was getting involved with the Boy Scouts.  He invited me to come out and actually fly his plane (only in mid-air), and showed me how to give it a pre-flight inspection, how an airfoil works, and everything else I needed to earn the Aviation merit badge.  That was the first of many practical things he taught me as a Scout.  I have so many great memories of Roy helping us at summer camp, chewing the fat with my dad and Jay Chancellor around a camp fire, and leading our expedition at Philmont.  There are many young men who were helped along as Scouts and as men, thanks to Roy's dedication to the Boy Scouts.  
In later years Roy continued to be a steady friend for me and my family.  I would always love to hear his stories of his adventures as a 'doodle-bugger' on an Exxon exploration crew in his younger years, or funny things that happened with the Scouts. 
My wife, Jane, and I were able to visit with Roy and Ally last fall when we visited F.S., and I'm so glad to have the memories of that last visit.  Roy had not lost one ounce of his good nature, wit and wisdom, and still had good advice for me.
I know this a difficult loss for Ally, and I'm so grateful the Lord gave her to Roy as a wife and companion these past several years.  It truly extended his life, and that was a blessing for all of us!

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