David Keith Armstrong

April 08, 1937 ‒ August 25, 2017

Howard, Ohio

HOWARD: David Keith Armstrong, age 80, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 in Knox Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

He was born April 8, 1937 in Danville to parents Dawson Luther & Beulah Bernice (Harding) Armstrong. After graduating from Danville High School he proudly served in the Army Reserves.

On October 11, 1960 he married Naomi (Parkison) who preceded him in death in 1978. David worked as a machinist with Warren Rupp for over 30 years and previously worked for Continental Can.

Family came first for David (sometimes known as Keith) and he never missed a chance to brag about his grandson Alex and attended every musical performance he could. He loved being outside and chopping wood. His favorite pastimes were playing card games and watching the Indians and the Reds.  David enjoyed a good practical joke but will be remembered as a genuinely nice man who cared deeply for his family.

He is survived by his second wife of 20 years Karen; son Mark of Bellville; grandchildren Alex Armstrong of Norman, OK, and Lauren Cook of Delaware; siblings Dorothy (John) Welch of Howard, Kenneth (Ruth) Armstrong of Danville; Marlene Pitts and Gary Armstrong of Mt. Vernon, and Dick (Connie) Armstrong of Ashland; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his first wife Naomi (Parkison) Armstrong; siblings Dwight, Robert, and Ronald Armstrong, Joyce Elaine Scott; and brothers-in-law Kenneth Scott and Dale Pitts.

His family will receive friends Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home (81 Mill Rd) where a funeral service honoring David’s life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017. Rev. Douglas J. Pretorius will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve David’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Karen:
    I cannot begin to tell you how sorry Denny and I are. We had a lot of fun back in the day: you and Dave, Sue and Brian and Denny and me. We all have great memories.
    We pray that God will hold you and the family in His loving arms through this difficult time.

    Thoughts and prayers,

    Denny and Jo

  • Dear Gary, Dick, and Family, So sorry to read about the loss of your brother. Sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Dick (DHS ’57) and Susan Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Karen and family so sorry to hear about Dave. He was a great guy. I know Ron enjoyed working with him for so many years. Karen just remember all the good times it does help to get thru these hard times. You have my deepest sympathy. You will be in my prayers.

  • Karen: SO SO SORRY. Dave was a great man. Will surely be missed. Will keep you in my prayers. Bob Harrod