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Fount Armstrong

Obituary of Fount Armstrong

Mr. Fount Ray Armstrong, Jr. passed away in Pensacola, FL. Funeral services will be Friday, November 5, 2010 at Ray Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Greg McBride officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Burial will follow the funeral service in Shelby Cemetery. Mr. Armstrong was born to Fount Ray Armstrong, Sr. and Martha Armstrong in Rosedale, MS, February 21, 1939. Fount Ray Armstrong and Gerri Armstrong have been happily married since March 26, 1991. He was a retired farmer and Restaurateur. He was a Mason and enjoyed woodworking and refinishing antique furniture. He was also famous for his cooking, especially bar b que and was known as “Mr. Bob E Que”. Mr. Armstrong was at one time, a representative for the Memphis in May cooking event. He also enjoyed music-playing, singing, and listening to it. He is preceded in death by his parents, F.R. and Martha Armstrong; and daughter, Suzan Armstrong Dye. Mr. Armstrong is survived by his wife, Gerri Armstrong of Pensacola, FL; children, Nancy Armstrong Tierce (Will) of Cleveland, MS, John Luther Armstrong of Cleveland, MS, Amy Gates McLemore (Allison) of Cleveland, MS, John Paul Gates (Leslie) of Cleveland, MS, and Randy Gates (Kimberly) of Grenada, MS; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ray Dye Wilkins (Lee) of Jackson, MS, Robyn Dye of Cleveland, Trey Tierce, Sarah Beth Tierce, and John Douglas Tierce all of Cleveland, Wade McLemore, Austin McLemore, Amelia Gates all of Cleveland, Mark Hollis, Brett Jordan and Elizabeth Jordan, and Rusty Gates all of Grenada, MS. Pallbearers will be Charles T. Danna, Latham Britt, Charles Sizemore, Stevie Sizemore, John David Bassie, and Jim Kurts. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rosedale High School Class of 1957. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital.