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Bellville Times
September 2003

Funeral services for Ralph W. Armstrong were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with Reverend Alan Farquhar of the Brenham Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers were Marwan Nasr, Hany Youssef, Saroj Patel, Frank Armstrong, Daniel Bierman and Lito Jose.

He was born November 28, 1937 in Oquawka, Illinois, the son of J. Rex and Mary Graham Armstrong. He served his country in the United States Army for 3 years spending 2 of those years in Germany.

Ralph was united in marriage on February 14, 1995 to Melba Henry at the Brenham Presbyterian Church in Brenham, Texas. They made their home in Bellville where they looked forward to building their new home in Sanders Estates next summer.

Ralph had been employed as the Department Manager of Hardware and Tools for Lowe's in Katy for the last 7 years. An avid outdoorsman, when he could find the time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and also loved spending time traveling. Having been raised on a farm, Ralph loved spending time on his tractor. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Arizona where he had served as a deacon.

Ralph W. Armstrong passed away suddenly, Saturday, September 13, 2003 in Harris County, Texas at the age of 65.

He is survived by his wife of almost 9 years Melba Armstrong of Bellville, brothers James S. Armstrong of Monmouth, Illinois and Robert L. Armstrong of Venice, Florida, sister Donna Flowers of Alpharetta, Florida, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Don and Nelda Boggs of Bellville and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ralph will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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