Charles "Chuck" Mabre Armstrong

August 26, 1944January 25, 2018
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Charles "Chuck" Armstrong, 73, of Glen Allen, Va., went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2018. He was a beloved husband and father who is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Carolyn; his son, Scott and daughter-in-law, Leah; grandchildren, Lindsey and Wesley; father, J. Mabre Armstrong; and brother, Randy.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dale Williamson Armstrong, and brother, Gary.

Chuck graduated from Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, Tenn. He earned degrees from East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee. Chuck was a Vietnam veteran who served in the Army Artillery. Chuck began his career as a reporter for the Johnson City Press Chronicle. He later served as an editor of public affairs for various entities, including the Division of Continuing Education at UVA, as well as VDOT, where he retired in 2007.

Chuck and Carolyn attended Living Word Church of Chesterfield County. He was active in the 2nd Half Men’s Group at St. Giles Church and several tennis groups, loved kayaking and being on the water, enjoyed music, reading, and studying the Bible. He was a friendly and faithful man and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Pkwy Charlotte, NC 28201 or Living Word Church, P.O. Box 35062 N. Chesterfield, VA 23235. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia, 10300 Pridesville Rd., Amelia, Va. 23002.

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  • Visitation Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Interment Monday, January 29, 2018

Charles "Chuck" Mabre Armstrong

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February 1, 2018

Our condolences, Carolyn. We have very fond memories from the first time we met you and Chuck. It meant a lot to us to have you and Chuck suggest that the wedding should be in Durango, Leah's home. Opening up your home for us to even stay over night, letting me use his kayak, sharing meals and most of all sharing the Christmas Eve at Scott and Leah's home and Easter last year. I always will remember what a Southern Gentleman Chuck was to me. Our love to you and look forward to many more times of sharing our grandchildren and daughter and your son. Elaine and Ken Spence

January 29, 2018

Dear family of Chuck Armstrong, Chuck and I worked together at VDOT in the Public Affairs office for many years. He was one of the kindest men I had ever met. We had many spiritual conversations, as well as many conversations centered around our families. I so enjoyed working with him, and can't express the sadness I felt upon learning of his passing. Carolyn and Scott, I will keep all of you in my prayers and know your faith will keep you strong during this heartbreaking time.
Tina Willis

Tim Lough

January 29, 2018

Scott, I was saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He was always positive and friendly whenever we crossed paths before he retired, usually during a ride home on the Parham Express at the end of a day. Peace to you at this difficult time.

January 28, 2018

Dear Family Members of Chuck Armstrong and Chuck's Tennis Friends at Belmont Tennis Courts,

Chuck was well respected by all of us who played with him at Belmont. He was definitely a very good man and a very good Christian. Chuck had a very positive impact on those who knew him. He was always available to listen carefully to things you wanted to say. Many of us have been comforted by Chuck's witnessing for Christ. Thank You Jesus for the great life of Chuck Armstrong!

Sincerely yours,

Doug Fitzpatrick

Roberta Hylton

January 28, 2018

My deepest sympathy at the passing of Charles. I remember him best as being so patient, kind, and sweet to me, Carolyn's pesky little cousin, when I visited in Johnson City so many years ago. May you find comfort in cherishing the memories of Charles.


January 26, 2018

I'll miss you on the tennis court..

Chris & Pat Harris

January 26, 2018

The sudden parting of a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend is heartbreaking, find peace in your fond memories when you walked hand in hand and the life shared is eternal.
Our deepest condolences and prayers,

January 26, 2018

Dearest Carolyn, Scott, Leah, Lindsey and Wesley,
Randy and I are shocked and deeply sadden at the lose of Charles. Randy has gone to Chattanooga to be with Mabre during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With love and sadness,
Randy & Allison

Tim Geer

January 25, 2018

Bernie Henderson

January 25, 2018

As President of Woody Funeral Home, I extend our deepest sympathy from all our staff for your loss. We are committed to providing the utmost care to you at this time and throughout the days to come. Our purpose is to assist and serve you in a manner that exceeds your expectations. We pledge to strive to merit the trust you have reposed in us.