PRICE - John B. Armstrong, age 84, passed away Aug. 31, 2011 at his home.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1926 in Wister, Okla., to Newton C. Armstrong and Della Mills.
Married Bernice LeFlore, Feb. 11, 1946 in Fort Smith, Ark., and shortly thereafter the family moved to Hiawatha where John went to work in the coal mine.
John honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1945-1947.
He was a member of the U.M.W.A. Hiawatha local 6363 for 40 years.
Member of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his children, Edward Allen (Debbie) Armstrong, LeFlore, Okla; John Arlen (Janet) Armstrong, Price; Kathy Vance (Ray Hill), Price; Richard Armstrong (Lisa Regis), Price; grandchildren, Ann (Dennis) Milano, Helper; Chris (Brandie) Armstrong, Wellington; Michelle (Adam) Pilling, Price; Matthew (Haley) Vance, Spring Glen; Cathrine Zarkowski, Wisconsin; 12 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Joe (Jewel) LeFlore, LeFlore, Okla; sister-in-law, Betty (Clyde) Reaveley, Layton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved wife, Bernice who preceded him in death on June 24, 2011.
Graveside service Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, 10 a.m., Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are welcome to share memories of John at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.