COMANCHE - Samuel Boyce Armstrong, 90, of Gustine passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Western Hills Nursing Home in Comanche.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Union Cemetery in Gustine with military honors. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Heartland Funeral Home in Comanche.
He was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Ash Flats, Ark., the son of the late Richard Andrew and Cora Worthington Armstrong. He married Tearesa Clark in Abilene on Dec. 20, 1941. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving in World War II as a Staff Sergeant and received the Bronze Star. He later farmed for several years at De Leon and operated a backhoe for the Westex Clay Company in De Leon. He retired from the Texas Highway Department and then worked as a custodian for the Forrest Oaks Nursing Home in Hamilton. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gustine and also attended the Board Church.
He is survived by two sons, Richard Armstrong and wife Jean of Gustine Robert Armstrong and wife Anita of Stephenville; a daughter, Doris Bates and husband James of Camden, Tenn.; a very special companion, Novis Tarter of Gustine; six grandchildren, Kimberly Walker of Malvern, Ark., Delyn Mankin of Comanche, Jason Solomon of Abilene, Bucky Isbell of Whohenwald, Tenn., Michael Armstrong of Abilene, Samantha Armstrong of Stephenville; and 10 great-grandchildren. Several brothers and sisters also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; several brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren, Anthony Solomon and Mary Jane Armstrong.
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