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Herbert Lee Armstrong

July 1, 2013

Herbert Lee Armstrong, 69, of Midland died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Belvue Church of Christ in Stanton with Bill Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

He was born to Willie Dee Armstrong Jr. and Edna Ruth on Nov. 1, 1943, in Comanche, Texas, and married Alice Fay McNew on Dec. 11, 1964, in Stanton, Texas.

He worked for Permian Pontiac and Eaton’s Transmission Service, retiring in 1993. He continued working on motorcycles and tractors. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the Smiley Ranch in Glasscock County.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Armstrong of Midland; one son, Rex Armstrong; one daughter, Rachel Baker and husband Shawn; two granddaughters; two brothers, Dayle McKenzie and wife Leticia of Stanton and Wade McKenzie and wife Diann of Midland; four sisters, Edna Ringener of Stanton, Brenda Duke and husband Dean of Robstown, Lana Ledbetter and husband Dan of Greenwood and Bonnie Danyluk and husband Dave of Camano Island, Wash.; a brother-in-law, Roy McNew of Greenwood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Dee Armstrong Jr.; mother, Edna Ruth McKenzie; stepfather, Calvin McKenzie; and two daughters, Linda Kaye and Darla Faye Armstrong.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Miller and his staff for the continuous care and support for the last 20 years of Herb's life.

The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Midland, 900 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701; or to the American Heart Association, 3205 W. Cuthbert Ave., Midland, Texas 79701.

Arrangements under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at:

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