Jodie Henry Armstrong

February 6, 1937June 18, 2013

Jodie Henry Armstrong (Papa, Peep, Pop) passed away on June 18, 2013 at the age of 76. Jodie was born in Georgiana, Alabama to Mr. Jessie J. Armstrong and Mrs. Clodie R. Armstrong. He moved with his family to Pensacola when he was a child and he lived there for the remainder of his life.

Jodie met the love of his life Catherine S. Armstong (mMeme, Grandma) at Sanders Beach and they were married in 1958. Jodie Cathie shared 55 years of love and devotion, together they raised three loving daughters; Teresa, Becky and Sharon.

Jodie retired from the Pensacola Police Department in 1992 after 30 years of service as a patrolman, TAC, detective and training officer. He was a mountain of a man and a role model for everyone who met him. He loved the outdoors, hunting fishing and camping but nothing brought him greater joy and happiness than spending time with Cathie, their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his puppies. Sundays and holidays at their home (aka 410) were always filled with love, laughter, and Pop and Meme’s Sunday Dinner Specials. Over the years countless number of family, friends, including numerous police officers, have enjoyed the fun, love and chaos at 410.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cathie; children, Teresa L. (Gregory N. Shows) Shows, of Gulf Breeze, FL, Becky R. (Rickey E. Cook, Sr.) of Pensacola, FL, Sharon K. Davis of Pensacola, FL; grandchildren, Cpt. Jeffery P. (Michelle) Colley, Jr. of Pensacola, FL, Rickey E. Cook Jr. of Los Angeles, CA, Katin R. Davis of Pensacola, FL, Jodie A Cook of Nashville, TN, Sara J. Davis of Pensacola, Gregory N Shows Jr. of Gulf Breeze, FL, Willie M Cook of Pensacola, Rachel C. Shows of Gulf Breeze, FL; great grandchildren, Savannah B. Colley of Pensacola, FL, Jeffery D Colley of Pensacola, FL; brothers, Jamie (Charlotte) Armstrong of Pensacola, FL, Lloyd (Linda) Armstrong of Milton, FL; as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be the Pensacola Police Department Honor Guard.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10:30 Saturday at the funeral home also. Burial will follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Saturday, June 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Chuck Kennedy

June 24, 2013

Jodi was a good friend at the PPD. We shared many tales after work and he taught me patience; not by words, but through his actions.RIP

Tim & Dawn Burke

June 24, 2013

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Jodie from 1984 to 1993. I've never met a finer man. Later I had the pleasure of working the beat next to him and after his retirement I was given his old "beat" to work. Those were big shoes to fill. We all looked up to him in awe and respect and he always took care of us "rookies". We lost a great man but Heaven is richer for it!! God Bless you and the are in our prayers.

Yvonne Andrews

June 24, 2013

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


June 23, 2013


David Kearley

June 23, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jodie's passing, Cathie. I will pass it on to all of Shirley's kids. Will see you soon.

Pamela Nolasco (O'Herra)

June 23, 2013

Aunt Cathie my heart goes out to you with lots of love and prayers. I only got to meet Uncle Jodie once when you came to Casper and we had the time of our life dancing at the Beacon all night. He was a happy and inspirational person. Mom and dad and sis and Bubby will be waiting for him at the pearly gate waiting to carry on the party.Mom and dad loved you all so much. Love and miss you Uncle Jodie.

Yevette & Michael Lash-Chandler

June 22, 2013

Sharron We are so very sorry for your loss of your Dad, Michael Chandler & Yevette Lash, we love you very much and we are always here to love and support you in your time of need. Our prayers are being said for everyone involved, and peace and grace be with you at this time in your lives. We love you so very much !!

Micki Rader

June 22, 2013

My heart hurts for you & the family. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Jodie is with God now & I pray that brings you some peace. With Love

Geoffrey Hall

June 22, 2013

I am sorry to hear of Officer Armstrong's passing. He was very well-liked. I grew up in the 1960's-'70's Scenic Heights-Eastgate area of Pensacola, and we kids always thought a lot of him.

Tammie McCracking

June 22, 2013

Mrs. Armstrong, Teresa, Becky and Sharon; I'm so sorry for your loss. Lisa (Haley)called me today and told me about Mr. Armstrong passing. My love and prayers are with your family. I know first hand how hard it is to lose someone you love. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Lisa knows how to get in touch with me. I think about all of you all the time. Just remember Mr. Armstrong will always be with you and watching over you. Again, I'm truly sorry for your loss.
Tammie (Haley) McCracking