Dec 10, 1923 - Mar 25, 2014
Jack W. Armstrong, formally of Henderson, NC, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Brookridge Retirement Home, where he had lived since 1999. He was born December 10, 1923 in Laurens, SC, to Fannie Mae and Chaney Armstrong. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 35 years, Estelle Easterby Armstrong.
He served in WW II in the US Army in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater where he received the Purple Heart for wounds received in service in November 1944. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1946.
Jack served as plant manager for Laurens Glass Works in Henderson, NC, from 1959-1972 and retired from Laurens Glass in 1974 as Vice President and Assistant to the President. While in Henderson, he was active in the community and served on the Board of Director of Maria Parham Hospital for over 18 years, including a term as Chairman of the Board.
Both Jack and Estelle were active members of First Baptist church in Henderson where he will be interred.
Besides his family, his two passions were golf and the Clemson Tigers.
He is survived by his son, William E. Armstrong of Denver Co, three grandsons, Bill, Jr, Brian, and Spencer Armstrong, and three great-granddaughters, a nephew, Chaney, Jr. and a niece, Charlotte Holland.
The family wishes to express its deepest appreciation to the staff members of Blessed Assurance nursing care, Molly Bohn and his niece-in-law, Laura Ferguson Esleeck, all of whom provided loving care to Jack during his time at Brookridge.
A private memorial service will be held at in Henderson, NC. The family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church ,PO Box 75, Henderson, NC 27536 or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.