Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA


Leon Thurston Armentrout

October 9, 1931June 6, 2020

Leon Thurston Armentrout, 88, a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg, died June 6, 2020 at his residence.

A son of the late John and Frances Armentrout, he was born on October 9, 1931 in Keezletown. Leon served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

Leon was a member of Bridgewater Baptist Church. He and two others started Dairymen Specialties; he later sold out and started Leon’s Electric in 1980. He loved to spend his limited spare time at his cabin and enjoyed spending time with his family.

On August 15, 1953 he married Frances Taylor Armentrout who survives.

Also surviving are daughters, Deborah Jordan and husband Ervin of Hinton, Barbara Hoover of Dayton; one son, David Armentrout and wife, Mary Lou of Dayton; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild on the way; one brother, Luther Armentrout and wife Doris of Harrisonburg; sister, Shirley McInturff Shirley of Gulf Breeze, FL; and two brothers-in-law Roy Lee Derrer of Harrisonburg, and Aubrey Treakle of Orange, VA.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Armentrout; two sisters, Ivy Lou Derrer and Linda Page Treakle; two infant brothers; and one great-grandchild.

Friends may visit and pay condolences from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm today, Monday, June 8, 2020 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Kelly Lane and Pastor Roger Auston officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Bridgewater Baptist Church, 119 South Main St., Bridgewater, VA 22812, Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Inc., Attn: Donations, P. O. Box 1477, Harrisonburg, VA 22803, or Sentara RMH Hospice, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com


  • Frances Taylor Armentrout, Wife
  • Deborah Jordan & husband, Ervin, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Barbara Hoover, Daughter
  • David Armentrout & wife, Mary Lou, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Nine, Grandchildren
  • Fourteen, Great-Grandchildren
  • Two, Step-Grandchildren
  • One, Great-Great-Grandchild on the way
  • Luther Armentrout & wife, Doris, Brother & Sister-in-law
  • Shirley McInturff Shirley, Sister
  • Roy Lee Derrer, Brother-in-law
  • Aubrey Treakle, Brother-in-law
  • Frances Armentrout, Mother (deceased)
  • John Armentrout, Father (deceased)
  • Douglas Armentrout, Brother (deceased)
  • Ivy Lou Derrer, Sister (deceased)
  • Linda Page Treakle, Sister (deceased)
  • Two Infant, Brothers (deceased)
  • One, Great-Grandchild (deceased)

  • Bridgewater Baptist Church
  • Harrisonburg Rescue Squad
  • Sentara RMH Hospice


  • Friends May Visit & Pay Condolences

    Monday, June 8, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Leon Thurston Armentrout

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Allen Litten

June 9, 2020

Great memories when Leon and I were in Ray Soners Harrisonburg's Trade Class. Later at the Daily News Record press room in the middle of the night when a press motor had to be repaired. He will be missed.

Kaye Miller

June 9, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss , my thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a honest , fair and a good man and I enjoyed working with him for over 35 years. But if I know him, he will be up there watching over each and every one of you . God Bless

Bob Dove

June 9, 2020

Leon was one of the kindest Men I knew. Always willing to give me a helping hand with issues in my job with the county . Taught me a lot of things that I still use today. Always smiling and I never heard a cross word pass his lips . Rest in peace Leon

Jo Ann Hinkle

June 9, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss....Mr. Armentrout was a wonderful man..I enjoyed talking to him when I saw him....My thoughts and prayers are with you all today...God Bless each one of you...

Michael Dellinger

June 8, 2020

So sad to learn of your dad's passing. I always enjoyed working with the two of you on the numerous projects around the City. He was always pleasant to be around. Prayers and thoughts to all of you .

Tim Link

June 8, 2020

David, Lou and family,
Saddened to hear of your loss. Many of us here at MVE have known and worked around Leon for many years. He would take time to mentor and help us with a problem and always took time to share a story or two. Leon had forgotten more about motors than most of us knew. Will be missed. Grateful to have known him. Hope you can find comfort in the fond memories.

Peggy Joseph Kile

June 8, 2020

We were sorry to hear of Leon's passing. He was a good man, kind to all. We will keep the family in our prayers. Peggy Kile and family, Phyllis Joseph and Diane Wisman and family.


June 7, 2020

Thinking about you as you walk this path into a different life on earth without Leon.

Korey Stewart

June 7, 2020

Sending Prayers and Love to the family. Sorry that Levi and I can’t make it to the service. Please know we are thinking of you all. I have many wonderful memories with Grandad & Grandma.

Love Korey & Levi ❤️

Betty Ours

June 7, 2020

Thinking of your families at this difficult time May it help to know others share with you in your time of sorrow, May God wrap his strong loving arms around each of you and comfort you during this difficult time, Our thought and prayers be with each of you.