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John “Fred” Armstrong

John “Fred” Armstrong

October 12, 1944 - June 29, 2019     Age: 74

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

 

9 Condolences

  • Chris Bryan Posted July 1, 2019 1:23 pm

    Fred was a very special man! He will be missed. Prayers for his family.

  • Gail Cook Posted July 1, 2019 2:17 pm

    Linda and family, I was shocked to read of Fred’s passing. I do not see everyone very often, but Fred always had a huge smile and welcome when I saw him. I know that he will be missed, but you have so many special memories to remember and share. Praying to God will give you the blessing of his peace and comfort.

  • Kevin schramm Posted July 1, 2019 6:06 pm

    Fred had strong faith in Christ now he is with him,I will never forget the five years I work for him in the warehouse, and with Jimmy and Johnny at the shell station it is a comfort to know he is in heaven with Jesus and I will see him again.

  • Sherry Sutton Posted July 1, 2019 6:22 pm

    Linda I am so sorry for families great loss. Fred was such a sweet kind soul he will be missed by so many. Love and prayers to all

  • John DeNucci family’ Posted July 1, 2019 7:26 pm

    Prayers for you all. He was one of the finest men I have ever known. God’s blessings and grace on all.

  • Anita Rollins Lay Posted July 1, 2019 7:34 pm

    To Linda and family, and Fernandina’s most beloved Marine, Jim Thomas: I am so deeply grieved as a member of Memorial to hear of Fred’s death. He was such a wonderful, sweet person. I still remember one of the years when we put on one of the Arts and Crafts shows and someone had hit a light pole, taking out the power. Fred went home and brought in coffee to calm us and checked with the workers and reassured us that the power would be back on and we wouldn’t have to cancel. And he was right. Ten minutes before we had to make a go/no go decision, the lights came on. He will be missed by everyone who ever knew him. Deepest condolences to his family for this loss.

  • Rick & Barbara Beville Posted July 1, 2019 8:48 pm

    Our Condolences to Kim and the Family..

  • Melissa & Paul DaSilva Posted July 2, 2019 10:32 am

    To all of you, so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Sandra Carr Posted July 28, 2019 4:59 pm

    I am so very sorry. I did not know until today.

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