GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 8, 2016, at Gardens of Memory in Comanche County.
VISITATION: Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. on Sunday, August 7.
LUNCH: Family will have lunch at First United Methodist Church following the graveside service.
MEMORIALS: If desired memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 217 E. Grand Avenue, Comanche, Texas 76442 or Center for Life Resources, (Bill Doggett Workshop), P.O. Box 250, Brownwood, Texas 76804.
Richard Carwile Armstrong was a resident of Comanche for more than eight decades. He passed away peacefully Tuesday morning August 2, 2016 at the age of 87.
Born on October 11, 1928 to E.R. and Ada Armstrong in Cisco, Texas, Richard and his family moved back to Comanche when he was a young boy. Active in sports and community, Richard also met his wife Nancy Connor in Comanche. “Dick” and Nancy married August 19, 1949 and raised four sons. Always interested in livestock, and possessing a strong work ethic, Dick was a dairyman and rancher for many years which also allowed him room for horses. Not only did the horses bring him many lasting friendships in the community, but also led him to provide leadership for the American Junior Rodeo Association (AJRA) for several years. Later, Dick and Nancy owned and managed a local hardware store. Grandchildren and their sports activities provided many engaging hours with family and friends. Never one to be idle, Dick eventually invested some of his energy in rural real estate sales. Richard is survived by his wife, Nancy, and four sons, James (Jim) and wife Jane of Bryan; Mike and Danny, Comanche residents; Robert and wife Pam of Mason; as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Vercellino and parents E.R. and Ada Armstrong.