James Michael Armstrong passed away peacefully on November 1, 2022, at his home in Yukon, OK, at the age of 76. James was born the eldest child to parents James Elmore Armstrong and Jacqueline N. Armstrong on October 12, 1946, in Williamson, WV. He grew up in Garrett, IN, and loved airplanes and locomotives. After graduating from Garrett High School, he joined the Air Force where he began his passion for flying and kick-starting a 40-year career as an Air Traffic Controller. He raised 3 children whom he loved very much. Throughout James' life, he was known for his work ethic, loyalty, and generous spirit. James will be missed by all who knew him and loved him dearly.
James Michael Armstrong is preceded in death by his brother, Reece Franklin Armstrong, his mother, Jacqueline N. Armstrong, and his father, James Elmore Armstrong. James is survived by his son Michael Armstrong and wife Sarah, grandchildren Jackson, Finley, and Quinlyn; his daughter Angela K. Crossan and husband Brian, granddaughter Rian; and his son Brandon S. Armstrong. James is also survived by his three brothers, Gary, Randy, and David Armstrong, and his little sister, Nila Saunders.
Visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2022 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN
Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Thomas Funeral Home.
Military graveside services by the United States Air Force and the Garrett American Legion will follow at Christian Union Cemetery – Garrett, IN