American Veteran 09

Gerald Lee Armstrong

January 30, 1935 ~ September 10, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary Image

Obituary

JACKSONVILLE - Gerald Lee ( Jerry) Armstrong, 85, of Jacksonville, passed away at home on Thursday morning, September 10, 2020.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, September 19 at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel.  Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park. 
     Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his parents, James A and Lula (Kniss) Armstrong; his wife of 56 years, Carolyn A ( Morgan); brother, James; and son-in-law, Matthew E. Bobola. 
     He is survived by his daughters, Julie Armstrong of Jacksonville, Suzanne Bobola of St Augustine, FL and Linda (Tim) Syfrett of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Patsy Nyberg; and brother, Jack ( Ellen ) Armstrong of Plainwell, MI.
     Mr. Armstrong enlisted and served 27 years in the USMC, retiring from the New River MCAS( H) as a MGySgt doing helicopter maintenance. His service included 3 tours in Vietnam. 
     Upon retiring he opened a business, Armstrong’s Alarm Service in Jacksonville for 32 years. Jerry’s passion was duck hunting. He brought the first Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (waterfowl habitat conservation ) to Jacksonville and served as a Sponsor and NC State Chairman. 
     The family will receive friends Saturday morning, prior to the service, from 11:00 – 12:00 at the funeral home.

      In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ducks Unlimited, American Cancer Society or Onslow Care Givers, Inc.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald Lee Armstrong, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 19, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home - Jacksonville
303 Chaney Avenue
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 19, 2020

12:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home - Jacksonville
303 Chaney Avenue
Jacksonville, NC 28540

© 2020 Jones Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use