Elton O. Armstrong

December 12, 1923February 19, 2011

Elton O.“Red” Armstrong, 87, of Van Buren, AR, went to be with the Lord Saturday February 19, 2011. He was born December 12, 1923 in Fort Smith, AR to the late Frank and Adda Armstrong. He was a retired Welder from Burlington Industries and the owner of Armstrong Body and Paint Shop. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Van Buren, AR and the Hurst Sunday School Class. He was preceded in death by his sisters; Juanita Johnson and Betty Cooper; brother Burrell Armstrong, and several other sisters and brothers.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Van Buren, AR with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife Eula, one daughter Gayle Selby and husband Ronald of Van Buren, AR, one son Donald Armstrong and wife Lynda of Missouri City, TX, three nephews who grew up in the home Billy Wayne Redman of Springdale, AR, Clifford Eugene Redman of Forney, TX, and Bruce Allen Redman of Fayetteville, AR., one brother Holden Davis of Fort Smith, AR, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Bruce, Bill and Chip Redman, Donald and Stephen Armstrong, Mark Gerth, Ron Selby and Brent Redman.

The family will visit with friends Tuesday evening, February 22, 2011, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1121 East Main, Van Buren, AR 72956 or the Red and Eula Armstrong Annuity for the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home P.O. Box 522 Little Rock, AR 72203.

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  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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March 25, 2011

Eula and Gayle you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Pat Hempel

February 25, 2011

Praying that God's peace will overshadow you during this time.
love and blessings from an old Northside Bapt friend .
How quickly time has passed
Alice Weeks

Rick Plaeger

February 23, 2011

I and your many friends at EOG Resources were saddened to learn of your loss. Please accept our condolences. You, your father and your family will certainly be in my prayers.

Jerry-Don Green

February 22, 2011

Eula, Gayle and Donny, I am so sorry to hear of Red's passing. Please know that your entire family will be in my prayers.

Patricia Felder

February 21, 2011

We know he was a great man by the son Don we know and love along with his wife Lynda. We are in constant prayer for each family member even those we don't know by name. God is continuely blessing and healing. He also weeps with us when we are hurting.--Pat Felder, Fresno, TX

February 21, 2011

Dear Don and Lyn,

We are very sorry to hear about your father's death. I know that the Lord is with you bringing you peace and comfort. May He continue to bless you in the next few days when your father' s death becomes a reality. We know you will miss him terribly, but the Lord wlll continue to hold you in the palm of His hands. May He help you find joy in your father's passing to live with the Lord forever He is now one of His angels.


Moe and Esther