Mr. John Fred Armstrong, 74, of Fernandina Beach passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Warner Center for Caring.
A son of the late John F. and Doris Bivins Armstrong, he was born in Pensacola while his dad was stationed there in the Navy.
Fred’s family moved to Callahan after his dad was stationed in Jacksonville and he was raised on the west side of Nassau County. He met his wife of 56 years, Linda Ann and they lived in Callahan until moving to Fernandina Beach over 30 years ago.
He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church. He had been Facilities Manager of Memorial Methodist Church for many years and he said he wish it was the first job he had found because he would have liked to had that job his entire working career.
Fred is lovingly remembered as an exceptionally hard working man who cared deeply for his family.
In addition to his parents, his was predeceased by a brother, Randy Armstrong.
He leaves behind his wife, Linda Anne Armstrong; his children, John Fred Armstrong, III of Fernandina Beach, Jimmy Armstrong and his wife, Traci, of Callahan, Kimberly Peterson and her husband, Clay, of Yulee, Michael Armstrong and his wife, Jennifer, of Chiefland and Melinda Hartman and her husband, Jeff, of Yulee; brothers, Larry Armstrong and his wife, Margie, of Yulee, Ricky Armstrong and his wife, Marilyn, of Callahan; a sister, Janet Seus of Callahan; his father in law, Jim Thomas of Fernandina Beach; grandchildren, Johnny, Caitlin, Briana, A.J., Albree, Courtney, Allen, Mikey, Mikayla, Macy, Molly, Cole, Kennedy, Caden and Collin; great-grandchildren, Finley, Penn, Luke, Melanie, Ella, Shane, Destiny, Summer, Karsyn, Cane, Lily and “one on the way”.
Funeral services for Mr. Armstrong will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in the Maxwell Hall of Memorial United Methodist Church beginning at 12:00 PM with Rev. Julie Jensen of First Presbyterian Church and Pastor Drew Weseman officiating.
The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 AM.
He will be laid to rest with his parents in Jones Cemetery in Callahan at 3:30 PM.
The family asks that memorials be made, in his memory, to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601