David Armstrong

West Keith Drive

David Eugene Armstrong, 83, of West Keith Drive, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at his home.

David was born April 1, 1933, in Waco, Texas, the son of Thomas Wiley and Martha Louise Hardin Armstrong. He married Doris I. Lambert June 18, 1954.

A graduate of Waco High School and a cum laude graduate of Lincoln Christian College, he was former minister of New Hope Christian Church and Elizabethtown Christian Church and minister to seniors at East Columbus Christian Church.

He also had been employed as an engineer at Arvin Industries, Magnavox, Electrovoice and Jensen International, specializing in speaker design.

David was an amateur radio operator and enjoyed woodworking, sailing and teaching Bible study.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016, at East Columbus Christian Church with the Rev. Ron Bridgewater officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Columbus Christian Church through the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Doris; daughter, Dianna (David) Wilson of Columbus; granddaughter, Michelle Kunk of Columbus; and two stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant daughters; an infant son; brothers, Wiley Sanford Armstrong, Halley Victor Armstrong, Herbert James Armstrong and Charles Herman Armstrong; and sisters, Mildred Thomas Armstrong and Billie Louise Armstrong.

You are invited to light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.