OBITUARY

William Raymond Armstrong

October 30, 1957February 8, 2012

William R. Armstrong, 54, of Wichita Falls died in his home on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Armstrong was born October 30, 1957 in Wichita to the late Clarence B. Sims and Virginia D. Armstrong. He remained a lifelong resident of Wichita Falls. Mr. Armstrong retired from the North Texas State Hospital after over 20 years of service.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Armstrong of Texarkana, TX, a sister, Katherine Armstrong of New York and former wife, Patricia Armstrong.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P. O. Box 1315, Wichita Falls, 76307 or on-line.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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March 25, 2012

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March 25, 2012

Allen Brown

March 25, 2012

It's hard to accept Bill's gone. There's much to honor about his life. My memories of Bill go back to the 80's when a generation of us found ourselves in Wichita, trying to find out who we were and what our lives would be. In those mad, wild, joyful/painful years Bill was always at the center, connecting with, caring for, and influencing those around him. Bill was big-hearted and if you were his friend, you got a lot out of the bargain even if you didn't deserve it. I'll always be sad he left this life too soon. I'm grateful for his friendship and offer my deepest sympathies to Kathy and Bob.

Traci Haney

February 29, 2012

I could probably go on and on about memories of Bill, but one thing I remember is that, many times, there would be a big puzzle going in the day room and the patients and staff would work on it. What we learned was that Bill when no one was around, would always take a piece of it. It didn't matter if he had a 3 day weekend coming up or not...he would carry it with him in his pocket and that was how he always ensured that HE would be the one to finish the puzzle! What a character. I've never known anyone else like him. The picture the family chose for the obituary is exactly how he looked when I met him and when I think of him, that is exactly what I see. I love you Bill.

February 29, 2012

Bill was one of the first people I met when I went to work at the State Hospital. We immediately hit it off. He was stuck working on the woman's unit because he couldn't repeatedly climb the stairs because of his knee. I think it was really because he had a built in excuse to never have to do shower duty! :) He became a good friend to both me and my husband. We shared many fun memories both at work and outside of work. I can't begin to say how sad I am that he is gone. He is truly a person that touched my life and brought many smiles and much laughter. I will never forget Bill.

Teresa Heinen

February 20, 2012

My Dear Sweet Bill...How quickly God called you home. I treasure the friendship we had, the close calls, the fun times and that wonderful comforting shoulder of yours. I will forever love you my friend. See you in heaven.
To Kathryn and Robert: My sincerest condolences.

Will Person

February 17, 2012

Happier Times 1982. Classic Bill Armstrong, Torii D, Allen B and Mark Dehan