August 22, 1937 – January 26, 2014
Harlan E. “Gene” Armstrong, 76, died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at his home. He was born August 22, 1937 in Leitchfield, Kentucky to the late Justice and Lucy (Watson) Armstrong. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Loman) Armstrong in 2005 and a grandchild. He retired from Pillsbury after 39 years.
He is survived by his children, Stephen E. Armstrong and wife Lois, Jimmy L. Armstong and wife Virginia, and Tammy L. Martin and husband Paul who along with George Martin, Wendy Scalf, Russell Martin, Steve Martin became Gene’s step-children when he married Linda, 20 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday and after 9:00 am Thursday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Thursday in the Kraft Spring Street Chapel with entombment to follow at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net .
- Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2014
- Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2014
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2014
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January 29, 2014
May The Lord grant eternal peace to Gene in heaven. One of the happiest people I ever had the pleasure of serving at Walgreens. He was missed when he no longer was coming in the store.
Steve & April Schoch
January 28, 2014
Ashley I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather, Always remember that Christ comforts the brokenhearted and He is there for you. If you need anything just let us know, we will be there for you guys. We love you
January 27, 2014
Gene was a second dad to me. Linda, Russell, Steve, Paul, Stephen, Jimmy, and myself always played cards and sang country music, old time country music. Like Buck Owens Johnny Paycheck, Gene Watson, Hank Williams Sr and Jr. Russell and Stephen played their guitars. Steve was always learning from Russell. Gene sat around tapping his foot on the hardwood floor, trying to keep beat. He had that crooked smile with a cigarette in it and a beer in one hand. We also played a lot of horseshoes and worked on cars in the yard. When we played cards he always slapped his trump card down hard, like he was the man!!!! And he was the man. He would do anything he could to help a person out. Even me, a 16 year old growing up kid. I'll always miss him. Rest in Peace, Gene!! I love you.