OBITUARY

Jeffrey Scott Armstrong

September 22, 1962February 11, 2021
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Jeffrey Scott Armstrong, age 58, of Mascot, entered into the presence of Jesus on Thursday, February 11, 2021 due to complications from a massive heart attack. Jeff graduated from Carter High School in 1980 and immediately after graduation began his career in building maintenance. At the time of his passing, he was the Director of Maintenance for Nickel Plate Properties and Management. In his spare time, Jeff loved tinkering in his garage and was a self proclaimed "tool freak." He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ernest Armstrong, Jr. and Carol Faith Whittle Armstrong and brother, Randy Armstrong. Survivors include his adoring wife, Michele Armstrong; brother, Mike (Kim) Armstrong; sister, Tammy (Jerry) Busler; stepsons, John (Jenny) Bamburg, Seth (Ellie) Bamburg; step-granddaughter, Katie Beth Bamburg; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in the chapel of Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home with a home-going celebration to follow at 7:00 PM. John Massie officiating. Pallbearers will be Mike Armstrong, Jerry Busler, Chris Armstrong, Cody Armstrong, Jeremiah Busler, John Bamburg and Seth Bamburg. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff's co-workers of Nickel Plate Properties. Family and friends will meet Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Roseberry Cemetery, Mascot, for a 10:00 AM Interment Service. Both the celebration of life and the graveside service will be livestreamed on Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home's Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "Hand Up for Women," PO Box 3216, Knoxville, TN 37927 or on the website www.ahandupforwomen.org and click donate and note in memory of Jeff Armstrong. Condolences and memories may be shared on www.berrylynnhurst.com

Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home 2300 W. Adair Rd. Knoxville, TN 37918

  • FAMILY

  • Michele Armstrong, Spouse
  • Mike and Kim Armstrong, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Tammy and Jerry Busler, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • John and Jenny Bamburg, Stepson and Step Daughter-in-law
  • Seth and Ellie Bamburg, Stepson and Step Daughter-in-law
  • Katie Beth Bamburg, Step Granddaughter
  • Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins, Extended Family
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike Armstrong
  • Jerry Busler
  • Chris Armstrong
  • Cody Armstrong
  • Jeremiah Busler
  • John Bamburg
  • Seth Bamburg
  • Co-Workers of Nickel Plate Properties, Honorary Pallbearers

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Home-going Celebration

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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  • Interment Service

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Memories

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Frank Skulski

February 18, 2021

Jeff was such an inspiration in many ways. He was such a likeable person from the first time I met him. He truly cared about aspect of work. You could always count on Jeff for help or information. We would talk about cars and tools, also life stories. I feel so privileged to have known you Jeff. You will be forever in our hearts!

Ashley Lindsey

February 18, 2021

I had only known Jeff about a year, I met him after I started working at Balsam Mountain. Even though I had only known him a short time I can say with certainty there were few more welcomed faces to show up here on Balsam Mountain. There was nothing I asked of Jeff that he wasn't capable or willing to do. Jeff was truly outstanding in his field. If we could all be half as professional, knowledgeable, dedicated and kind as Jeff the world would be in much better shape.
Also... I never thought I would ever meet anyone with a bigger 'chocolate tooth' than my own. He will be missed. My heart is with Michele and the rest of the Armstrong family during this time of loss.

Victoria Cox

February 17, 2021

Michele,
The memorial send-home celebration was beautiful; a true tribute of faith and love.

I so wish I could have known your sweet Jeff. What a blessing he was to so many and a God sent refuge for you.

Your strength is so obviously seen...as gained by leaning into our Savior and Lord. May His Spirit be continually upon you in the coming days, as Jeff's love and faith shared between the two of you continues to shine on in sweet memories and new realities.

May the power of your commitment to emulate everything you admired most about your sweet husband......move you ...forward to serving Jesus with even greater compassion and fervor; after having known the suffering you've experienced and having been comforted with the peace promised; sent to soothe the pain and calm the fears.

May Christ's presence continue to surround you through the ministration of His Spirit through His Word, His Creation and His body of believers.

I know Jeff's life and love will continue to be a strength for you as God brings hope and plans into new focus, walking forward; with memories close behind.

~Victoria Cox

Felix and Lenora Kneuper

February 17, 2021

Dear Michele, I told your dad once that there seems to be a kind of closeness to the LORD when a person is hurting beyond description and they can only weep quietly to Him, no words. He seemed to relate to that experience. I haven't lost my spouse, so I can't fully grasp your pain now or what you will be feeling when all the people and the flowers are gone. I suppose the worst I ever hurt was in the loss of our baby. There is no cure for the emptiness that will follow, but I want you to consider that from this time of yearning for the one you love, if you pour out all of your hurt upon the Lord and allow Him to touch your crushed heart, there will blossom a fellowship with the Savior that is far deeper than any joyful experience this life has to offer. The Lord felt horrible pain in giving up His Son for humanity. He knows more about pain and emptiness than anyone! He alone knows you in the innermost depths of your heart and soul, what you feel now and in the days ahead. I never met Jeff, but he sounds like the kind of man who would want you to build a strong faith structure in the empty space now in your heart. A carpenter or handi-man can't let a good space go to waste! Weep quietly when you must, shout out a Hallelujah when you must, too! The Lord will be your strength, as He always has been, 2 Cor. 12:10. May God bless you as you fill up your heart with all the comfort and peace of knowing Him even more intimately. Love you, sweet Sister! ---Lenora

Angela Moye

February 17, 2021

I am very thankful and honored that I had the opportunity to get to know Jeff during my time with Nickelplate Properties. Jeff was an amazing person in every way; always exhibited integrity, patience, respectfulness, humility, love for family, dedication to work, and profound knowledge especially when it came to maintenance. Jeff became a friend and mentor while I was at Palmetto Pointe. Every time he walked in the door to lend a helping hand I was immediately filled with immense appreciation and calmness. He loved chocolate and when I knew he was on the way, my team and I would purchase cake. This was especially for him to express our gratitude. Over time he became known as, "Superman," because he had the super power ability to research any maintenance problem, find an effective solution, and share this information with team members at work. We were able to learn and grow as individuals at work and at home. I cherished every moment I had to soak in the plethora of knowledge from Jeff and even til this day I have carried what I learned. Jeff, you will always be in my heart and mind and forever known to me as, "Superman"!

Shannon Roberts-Musch

February 17, 2021

Dearest Michele,

I’m so sorry for the passing of your precious Jeff. I know what a blessing the two of you were/are to each other. I’m thankful that God put the two of you together. What a beautiful love story.

To all of Jeff’s family and friends, you all are in our prayers.

Thomas Riddick

February 17, 2021

Jeff was a joy to be around. Always a willing hand and anxious to please his contractors, here in Sumter at Nickel Plate Properties. There are special people in our lives who never leave us even after they are gone. His hard work and work ethic will continue. Your presence we miss, and your memory we treasure. You expanded our hearts bigger with your smile and laughter. So thankful we had the pleasure of meeting your wife here in Sumter. Dear colleague and friend, we will all miss you. Sincerely....Blue Collar Painting.

Karla Poole

February 17, 2021

Jeff was such a calming presence. I always enjoyed working with him. I looked forward to our conversations about nothing. We could literally talk for hours. I will truly miss him.
Michele, I wish you comfort during this difficult time, and my deepest sympathies go to you and your family.

Scott Elmore

February 17, 2021

I have known Jeff for many years, I first met him in 2003 when he was a maintenance supervisor for another property. When he came on board with nickel plate properties, it always stood out to me that he was kind of stone faced, at least in the early years, there was just not much emotion one way or the other, very even keeled. I made it my personal project to try and make Jeff laugh and I would say some of the most off-the-wall things to him, that most people would think he would not be very receptive to, yet he surprised us all the first time we heard him start laughing and I knew right then something that Jeff didn’t (which not very many people can say) for this man was a wealth of knowledge. I knew that he was in for many more years of laughter because there wasn’t a whole lot that was off-limits and I would just burst into certain tirades when he was around and he would just chuckle. Later in the day sometimes you could catch a grin on his face and I can only hope that he was still laughing at something I had done or said. I will truly miss those days my friend and also cherish them. I can say with all honesty and conviction that this world is a worse place without you in it. Godspeed on your journey home, you finally get a much deserved rest. I love you buddy and you will be missed. P.S. stop trying to re-engineer your wings and halo, they are perfectly fine the way they are.

Tanara Piteo

February 17, 2021

Not Everyone in the world gets to say that they had the world's best Maintenance Regional Supervisor, but I'm for sure I did.
Not only that but you were such a great example of a man. I'm truly blessed that I got to work with you side by side this past year.
Michele,
Please hold on tight to the memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are loved. Although my words can do so little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support you at this time.
Love always,
Tanara and Salem Piteo

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