George A. “Army” Armstrong, Jr., CLU, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Saturday February 5, 2011 in a local health care facility.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bobbie Faye Mullis Armstrong and was the son of the late Faye Brouhard Armstrong and George Austin Armstrong, Sr. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area.
Mr. Armstrong was active in the Lakeview Lions Club helping with community fund raising events, manning the concession stand at football games for Lakeview High School, and participating as a Trail Twister at the meetings. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Fairview Chapter of the Lions Club. His career in insurance began at National Burial, later National Trust Life, and spanned several decades. In the late 1960’s he earned his Chartered Life Underwriters designation. After retiring from the insurance business Mr. Armstrong worked at Chattanooga Funeral Home. He was a member of the Brainerd Baptist Church where he was well known as one of the “greeters”. He always had a smile, a hug and a peppermint for members as they arrived. He and Bobbie were active with the seniors group for several years and enjoyed traveling with that group. Through the church Mr. Armstrong volunteered for many years at NHC Chattanooga and was called by the staff a “Shining Light” in their presence.
He is survived by three daughters, Charlea Stone, Rossville, GA, Donna (Darwin) Akins, Maitland, FL and Leslie (Joe) Johnson, Chattanooga; three grandchildren, Jennifer Stone, Chattanooga, Erin (John) Fister, Lexington, KY and Joseph Johnson, Chattanooga; two great-granddaughters, Zoe and Avery Fister, Lexington, KY; two sisters, Gloria (Raymond) Berry, Rossville, GA and Tommie Hunt, Atlanta, GA.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with the Rev. Barry Wilkes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
The family would like to thank the staff of NHC and Hospice for their care and compassion. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.