Armstrong Jr., William Harrison

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William Harrison Armstrong Jr. of The Plains, Va., went to meet the Lord on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at his home, lovingly surrounded by his family. Born in 1945, he was the son of William Harrison Armstrong Sr. and Mildred Johnson Armstrong.

Mr. Armstrong was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Woodberry Forest School cum laude and was a distinguished graduate in general science from Virginia Tech and a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Kelley Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas until he returned to Blacksburg where he founded Armstrong/Slate Construction Company and was later a broker for Townside Realty.

He moved to Alexandria in the early 80’s and joined his father in managing Snelling & Snelling personnel offices. He served as president of the Alexandria branch of the Kiwanis Club and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria where he taught Bible studies and served as a Deacon. In recent years he has worked as an independent business applications developer and administrator. He was a member of both the Fauquier Historical Society and the Sons of the American Revolution.

He is survived by his wife, Joanie Litka Armstrong; daughter, Amanda Armstrong Burton and husband Dennis; grandchildren, Ashley and Michael of Advance, N.C.; daughter, Andrea Armstrong Bollinger and husband Wayne; grandchildren, Chris and Cassie of Cary, N.C.; son, Will Armstrong and wife Sarah; grandchildren, Zach, Tyler and Corinne of Clifton, Va.; stepson, Nick Coats and wife Amber; grandchildren, Collyn, Grace and Tucker of Boise, Idaho; stepson, Mitch Coats and wife Stephanie of Boise, Idaho; and sister, Hope Armstrong Erb of Richmond, Va.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria, 22302. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Mount Olive Ministries, PO Box 875, Mount Olive, MS 39119, an outreach for at-risk youth that Mr. Armstrong was passionate about and deeply committed to supporting.