Joe Franklin Armstrong
August 21, 1949 -
September 22, 2020

Visitation

September 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Service 

September 26, 2020
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Joe Franklin Armstrong, age 71, of Petersburg will be conducted at 2pm on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 12pm until 2:00pm at Higgins Funeral Home.

Mr. Armstrong passed away on September 22, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 21, 1949 in Lincoln County, TN to the late James Henry B. and Edna Carrie Laws Armstrong.

Mr. Armstrong was a graduate of Central High School who served in the U.S. Army after graduation. Upon returning to Lincoln County, he started a beef cattle farm, as well as, working thirty-five years at the Eaton Corporation as an assembler and then National Pen for twelve years as a computer technician. Upon retirement, Joe worked tirelessly on his beef farm and enjoyed attending auctions. He was of the Baptist faith and attended the McBurg First Baptist Church.

Joe is survived by his wife, Melissa Armstrong; sons, Joseph Armstrong and Paul (Tina Cummins) Armstrong, both of Petersburg; grandchildren, Brandy (Darryl) Paulus, Harmony Lynn Armstrong, Noah Henry Armstrong, Robert Colt Balch, and Rylee Caitlyn Balch; great-grandchildren, Dominick Rylan and Braxton Alexander Paulus; sister, Wanda Dean Armstrong of Kelso; sister-in-law, Rita Armstrong; and nephews, Tim (Rae Ann) Armstrong of Shawnee, KS, Mike (Simin) Armstrong of Hattiesburg, MS, Wayne Armstrong of Belleville, and Dwayne Armstrong of Belleville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jackie Wayne Armstrong and Phillip Dolan Armstrong; sister-in-law, Ginger Armstrong; daughter-in-law, Bertha Bailey; and nephew, Brian Armstrong.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 16 Hampton Village Plaza, Suite 215, St. Louis, MO 63109.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Joe Franklin Armstrong.

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15 Comments

  1. Linda Womack

    Melissa, so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless you.

    Reply
  2. Roberta Kidd

    So sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Joe. My sympathy is with the family.

    Reply
  3. Kevin and Sharon Womack

    Mrs. Melissa, Joe, and Paul,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Mr. Joe’s passing. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Carol Fuller

    Melissa, I am so sorry to hear about Joe passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Randy and Dorothy Taylor

    Melissa and family so sorry for your loss

    Reply
  6. Paulette Carver

    Melissa and family,
    So saddened to hear about Joe…Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Paulette, Eric and Heather

    Reply
  7. Mary & Jerry Herbison

    Joe, Paul and Melissa our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May God comfort you in the days to come.

    Reply
  8. Bennie & Priscilla Brewer

    Melissa,Joe and Paul, we are so sorry about Joe. You all are in our prayers. We will be thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Christi Swinford Thompson

    Mrs. Melissa, Joe, and Paul…..my deepest sympathies to you all. I enjoyed talking with Mr. Joe when he was in buying fuel. He was a fine man and I know nothing I say can make this any easier, but I do know he sure loved his family. Prayers for you all in the days ahead.

    Reply
  10. Betty Cochrane

    Melissa & Family I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Betty Cochrane

    Reply
  11. Lynn Sharpe

    Aunt Lissie and all…my heart is broken for you. So sorry. Know that I will keep you in my heart and prayers. Love y’all. Lynn

    Reply
  12. Diane Knowles

    Melissa and family
    We are so sorry to hear about Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all🙏👍
    Phillip and Diane Spray Knowles

    Reply
  13. Jed and Scarlet Watson

    Sending prayers to you all in the coming days!

    Reply
  14. Brenda Fairbanks

    Melissa, I’m so sorry about Joe. My prayers are with you and the family.

    Reply
  15. Sharon Williams

    Melissa, Joe and Paul my prayers are with you all in the coming days and weeks ahead.

    Butch & Sharon Williams

    Reply

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15 Comments

  1. Linda Womack

    Melissa, so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless you.

    Reply
  2. Roberta Kidd

    So sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Joe. My sympathy is with the family.

    Reply
  3. Kevin and Sharon Womack

    Mrs. Melissa, Joe, and Paul,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Mr. Joe’s passing. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Carol Fuller

    Melissa, I am so sorry to hear about Joe passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Randy and Dorothy Taylor

    Melissa and family so sorry for your loss

    Reply
  6. Paulette Carver

    Melissa and family,
    So saddened to hear about Joe…Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Paulette, Eric and Heather

    Reply
  7. Mary & Jerry Herbison

    Joe, Paul and Melissa our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May God comfort you in the days to come.

    Reply
  8. Bennie & Priscilla Brewer

    Melissa,Joe and Paul, we are so sorry about Joe. You all are in our prayers. We will be thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Christi Swinford Thompson

    Mrs. Melissa, Joe, and Paul…..my deepest sympathies to you all. I enjoyed talking with Mr. Joe when he was in buying fuel. He was a fine man and I know nothing I say can make this any easier, but I do know he sure loved his family. Prayers for you all in the days ahead.

    Reply
  10. Betty Cochrane

    Melissa & Family I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Betty Cochrane

    Reply
  11. Lynn Sharpe

    Aunt Lissie and all…my heart is broken for you. So sorry. Know that I will keep you in my heart and prayers. Love y’all. Lynn

    Reply
  12. Diane Knowles

    Melissa and family
    We are so sorry to hear about Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all🙏👍
    Phillip and Diane Spray Knowles

    Reply
  13. Jed and Scarlet Watson

    Sending prayers to you all in the coming days!

    Reply
  14. Brenda Fairbanks

    Melissa, I’m so sorry about Joe. My prayers are with you and the family.

    Reply
  15. Sharon Williams

    Melissa, Joe and Paul my prayers are with you all in the coming days and weeks ahead.

    Butch & Sharon Williams

    Reply

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