Donald A. Armstrong

April 23, 1921May 5, 2012

Armstrong, Donald A., age 91 and a long-time resident of Carlisle, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Sycamore Hospital, Miamisburg. He was born April 23, 1921 in Altoona, AL to the late Dewey M. and Gertrude (Johnson) Armstrong. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Evie M. (Johnson) Armstrong; brothers, Mel, Hamel, Dewey and Jim Armstrong and his sister, Sue Stanfield. He is survived by his children, Frank Armstrong of Miamisburg, Martha (Ed) Dietz of Lebanon, Larry (Judy) Armstrong of Waynesville; grandchildren, Michael (Kim) Dietz of Waynesville, Cindy (Gary) Oslin of Kennesaw, GA, Jason (Amy) Dietz of Middletown, Nicole Ball of Cincinnati and Bryan of Connecticut and twelve great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Donald retired in 1984 from NCR after 39 years as a HVAC technician. In the 1950’s he built homes around Carlisle and Franklin. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Franklin, where he and his wife participated in many programs. In his youth, Donald was an active softball player and loved fishing with his brothers and later with his sons and grandsons. He was known to have a “green thumb”, as his gardens were the envy of the neighborhood and was always willing and ready to help others with any project. Donald never failed to support his children through school and sporting events, which he continued to do as a grandfather. His “old school” values and his “hardscrabble” upbringing on a farm in northeast Alabama during the Great Depression, served him well affording him the opportunity to lead a full-life graced with the perfect amount of love, understanding and discipline for all his family. Family will receive friends from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Friday May 11, 2012 at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg. Funeral service will begin 1:00 PM also at the funeral home and officiated by Pastor Bottles. Burial will take place at Miami Valley Memory Gardens, Centerville. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church at 16 W. 2nd St., Franklin, OH 45005. Personal condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Donald’s memorial at


  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2012

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Paul Armstrong

May 14, 2012

Martha, Frank and Larry,

May God's peace be upon you during this season of life. Uncle Don has now entered into the presence of his Heavenly Father and will be forever made well and whole. He and Aunt Evie were both wonderful people with a heart for God and a deep, abiding love for family. They are now together in Heaven for eternity - what an exciting time for them both. Though we certainly will miss them here, in eternity it won't seem as if we were ever apart. God bless you all - now and always.

May 11, 2012

Martha, Larry, Frank - Larry and I are so sorry for your loss, but what a good role model you had in both your father and mother. God is good to you. I hope your many memories of your dad will bring you smiles and comfort at this time.

Anne Clemmons

May 11, 2012

Martha and family,
So sorry to hear about your father. You have my deepest condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Joyce Stewart Carlisle, Oh.

Bryan Augsburger

May 11, 2012

To the Armstrong family, I am so sad for your loss. Grandaddy was a great man and a wonderful influence to so many. He will forever be missed!

May your memories of him bring you comfort and peace, a smile and a laugh, and the feeling of love that he shared for each you.

Love, Bryan & Ashley Augsburger

Debra (Johnson) Bright

May 10, 2012

So saddened to hear of your loss.
Sending thoughts of deepest sympathy to the family.

Peggie Haney

May 10, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family - Randall & Peggie (Johnson) Haney

Becky Schultz(Carpenter)

May 8, 2012

Frank, Martha & Larry, so sorry for your loss. You all were very fortunate to have had your Dad for such a long time. He and your Mom were such good people.

David Highlands, CHS '60

May 8, 2012

My sincerest condolences to Martha and her family. Be secure in your faith.