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Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center

1655 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

OBITUARY

Phillip Leroy Armstrong

November 17, 1935November 21, 2019
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Armstrong, Phillip Leroy, 84, of Parkland, passed away November 21, 2019. Phillip was born November 17, 1935 in Marshalltown, Iowa to the late Arley and Myrtle (Pinneo) Armstrong. He coached little league football, baseball, and enjoyed flying his private plane. He enjoyed taking photos of family and friends and forever had a camera in his hands. His love for cooking started at the Maid Rite in Marshalltown, Iowa. He continued his love for cooking in the U.S. Marine Corp. All through his life his favorite pastime was to cook for his family and friends. His most recent pastime was following the football career of his grandson, Bryson, who is presently a football star at Kennesaw State, Kennesaw, GA. He was the most standup, loyal, kind Gentleman we knew. He was predeceased by his son, Curtis Armstrong. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 38 years, Rita. sons, Alan Armstrong, Bryan Armstrong, daughter, Kara Armstrong, daughters-in-law, Valerie Armstrong, Marilza Armstrong, grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Moore, Ashley (Kirk) Lusby, Curtis Armstrong, Avery (Ben) McCleskey, Jessica Armstrong, Bryson Armstrong, Anthony Crupi, Ludmila Valenca, great grandchildren, Savannah, Annlea, Jacob, Henry, Jolea, Joelle, Teddi and brother, Joel (Penny) Armstrong. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 1, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00pm at Kraeer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs where a Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:00am with interment to immediately follow at South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Phillip's memory to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, December 2, 2019

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Rita Armstrong

November 29, 2019

Dearest Phil:
When we met I was only 27, and you were 45. I really wasn’t sure it would last, but from our very first date you believed we would always be together.
I am sure there were some who had bet against us back then, yet in spite of that we were able to make it to just short of 39 beautiful years together.
In that time we shared lots of wonderful memories filled with love and laughter, along with some sorrow and tears. We enjoyed travel and adventure, and more than our fair share of pain and suffering. We had some huge challenges and we jumped over lots of hurdles, but through it all we were able to make it through.
I am so grateful to you for loving me so completely, so unconditionally and so selflessly. You were a very generous man to me, as well as to all your family and friends. You set a great example and you make us want to be better people for knowing you.
I was so fortunate to feel loved and adored, cherished, desired, supported and respected by you.
You always said “I was the greatest love of your life” and “I was the best thing that ever happened to you” and that’s how you made me feel everyday.
Anyone that knows us felt it too. You also gave me a wonderful gift, a family with 2 wonderful sons, and a beautiful daughter, 8 loving grandchildren and very soon we will be welcoming our 9th
great grandchild.
Honey, you have made me so incredibly happy all my life. I will never forget you. I will never stop loving you. I will carry you with me everyday of my life. As long as I live, I will remember you. We will speak of you often.
I will miss you so much. I’m not sure how I will get through life without you. Goodbye my love.
I hope it’s true that someday we will meet again.
Always and forever your adoring wife,
Rita
This is love... XOXO ❤️

Jessica Armstrong

November 27, 2019

Great Grandpa,
I was looking forward to meeting you
But you were called to sit with the King
now I have a guardian angel watching over me
I love you always
-your great granddaughter (soon to come in February)

Kara Armstrong

November 25, 2019

The moment that you died my heart was torn in two one side filled with heartache the other dies with you. I love you Dad. I have been lying awake at night to take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheek. I love you Dad.
Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday but missing you is heartache that never goes away. I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain until the day arrives that we will meet again. I love you Dad and I will always be your little girl.

Alan Armstrong

November 24, 2019

Dad
I won't immortalize you in the stars because they fade away
I won't remember you with a poem for it will be forgotten one day
I will just keep you safe in my heart so that you are with me in every way...

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