David Keith Armstrong

David Keith Armstrong, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Knox Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

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

On Oct. 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, Oklahoma, 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, Aug. 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, Sept. 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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