OBITUARY

Thomas "Tommy" Jack Armstrong Jr.

January 14, 1945August 27, 2019

Thomas J. Armstrong “Tommy”, age 74 of Rockwall, Texas went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 after his courageous battle with cancer.

Tommy was born on January 14, 1945 to Jack and Dorothy Armstrong but was raised by his grandmother, Viola Sue Dickerson. He accepted Jesus Christ into his heart at age 12. Tommy grew up in Oak Cliff graduating from W. H. Adamson High School. In 1962 Tommy joined the United States Army and was in the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He was eventually deployed to Vietnam. In December 1965 he was honorably discharged. Upon his first day back as a civilian, Tommy met Mary Lee Boykin on a blind date and they were married on May 27, 1966. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Dallas Baptist University.

Tommy was employed by Dallas Power and Light and soon began a career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Tommy rededicated his life to Jesus Christ at age 30 while attending Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church in Dallas. For many years he taught Sunday School and served as Chairman of the Deacon’s. In 1991 Tommy was transferred to Denver Colorado working in video communications and took an early retirement from Lucent in 1996. Tommy was called to serve as Minister of Church Growth at Riverside Baptist Church in Denver Colorado.

In 2003, Tommy and Mary moved back to Dallas and started attending Lake Pointe Church where he continued in ministry as Senior Adult Pastor. He considered this his greatest honor.

Throughout his life Tommy loved sports especially baseball, ping pong, softball and was an avid golfer. Tommy loved traveling, eating Whataburger’s and Blue Bell Ice Cream but most of all spending time with his grandchildren. His family will remember him as a loving husband, devoted dad and “Poppy” to his grandchildren. He will also be remembered as a minister, leader, great listener and well respected friend. Tommy was a man of great integrity and a mentor to many, however; Tommy’s greatest legacy is his commitment and service to the Lord.

Tommy is survived by his wife Mary of 53 years, their daughter Dorinda and her husband Mike Fleming of Heath, Texas their son Jeff and his wife Kelly Armstrong and their four grandchildren, Dallas, John, Judson and Jake of Orlando, Florida. His sister-in-law, Linda Pierce and two nephews Abe Boykin and Chris Boykin and brother-in-law William Boykin.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Pointe Church, 701 E-I30 Frontage Road Rockwall, Texas in “The Bridge” Building. The family will receive visitors at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral arrangements; Grove Hill Funeral Home: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/dallas-tx/thomas-armstrong-8837339

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to a memorial account with all contributions going to the Ghana Water Well account. For online giving, please use this link: https://pushpay.com/g/lakepointe

Campus: select Rockwall Fund: select Other Memo: Tommy Armstrong Memorial

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Thomas "Tommy" Jack Armstrong Jr.

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Tom Little

August 29, 2019

Rest In Peace Tommy. I always enjoyed when you came past my greeters booth on Sunday mornings. You always had something to say. Prayers for the family.

Paul Kordik

August 29, 2019

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Matthew 25:21
Tommy Armstrong was that “good and faithful servant”....to the very end. We were blessed and honored to have known him.
Tommy leaves an amazing legacy of love, wisdom, discernment, honor, and great passion for Our Lord Jesus.
We lift in prayer His dear wife Mary and the entire Armstrong Family during this time of sorrow and great loss.

Paul and Jan Kordik

Dee & Ronnie Highnote

August 29, 2019

We met Tommy shortly after moving to Rockwall from Virginia in 2015. Our first meeting with him was as if we were meeting a dear long time friend. Although we were only blessed to have him in our life for short time, those years were truly a blessing and gift from God that we will always treasure.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes to his dear wife, Mary, his daughter Dorinda and his son Jeff and all the extended family.
May God's grace and all their loving memories of Tommy help ease their sorrow.

Love
Ronnie & Dee Highnote

Jim Robinson

August 29, 2019

Tommy was a man who lived by faith in the Lord Jesus and who died in faith as he fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith.

Praying for Mary and the extended family during this time of loss.

Jim and Susan Robinson

FROM THE FAMILY
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