Samuel Eugene Armstrong Sr.

June 24, 1932October 6, 2013
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Armstrong, Samuel (Sam) Eugene Sr., age 81 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at home surrounded by family after his courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 24, 1932, in Knoxville, TN. He was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, a 1950 graduate of South High School, a veteran of the United States Air Force, retired from East Tennessee Packing Company, owner of Salvage Lumber Company, Member of Masonic Lodge, and in his free time enjoyed gardening, fishing, and was an avid sports fan. He was a true family man. Sam was son of late Sidney and Clara Armstrong. He was also preceded in death by his brother Robert (Bob) Armstrong. Survivors include: wife of 55 years Cheryl Armstrong; children: Sammye Pilant (Jeff), Kim Armstrong, Sheri “Missy” Parler (Bill), Russell Armstrong (Linda), Kristi Fehr (Geoff), Tabatha Raines (Brian), Samuel Armstrong Jr. (Angela); and he was Papaw to six grandchildren: Brandon, Dylan, and Ryan Fehr, Sydney, Seth, and Evan Armstrong. The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 8th from 5-7 PM at McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home with the Celebration of Life to begin at 7:00, Cesar Correa officiating. Family and friends will meet on Wednesday at 11:00am at Asbury Cemetery for the interment service. Serving as pallbearers will be the grandsons, Brian Raines, and Bill Parler. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Thompson Cancer Survival Center 1915 White Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Samuel Eugene Armstrong Sr.

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Brownie & Mary Roach

October 12, 2013

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Sammye Pilant

October 12, 2013


I miss you more and more everyday. I love you so very much.

Your daughter Sammye

Tabatha Raines

October 11, 2013

Daddy I love you and miss you very much. I will see you again one day.

Your daughter Tabatha

Kristy Jones

October 9, 2013

Kim and family so very sorry during this difficult time.may the memories and the love you have for him and the love he gave to all of you comfort your broke heart . knowing he is celebrating with Jesus and that you will meet in Heaven to be separated no more. Prayers and love Kristy Teddy Brittni Blake Briggs

Allen and Helen Cloninger

October 9, 2013

Rusty, Cheryl and family,
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of the joyful times together with your dad. He truly did plant a seed in everyone who knew him. We are here for you if you need anything!

October 9, 2013

Our prayers are with your family.
Kyle(Bit), Caroline, and James Taylor

Barbara McCoart

October 9, 2013

Kim, Words alone won't lessen your pain, but know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry I am not there but will talk as soon as I return home.

Tracy Propst

October 9, 2013

Dear Kimmie & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You all will be in out thoughts & prayers. I know it's hard to lose someone you love, but you can forever keep his memory alive in your heart!He is dancing with our Heavenly Father down streets of gold. One day you will be dancing with him!Lean on the Lord for comfort & strength!
We Love You!
Chris, Tracy & Jordyn Propst

April Ridenour

October 8, 2013

Armstrong Family
Let your sorrow be a bridge not a barrier to the people who love and adore you. We love you and are sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for you and your family.
April, Merissa, Landon & Olivia Ridenour

Michael wood

October 8, 2013

Armstrong Family, so sorry to hear of Sam passing away. he was a good friend to my dad.There were a lot of stories in those two.May God comfort you in your mourning.