US Air Force

Thomas Lloyd Armstrong

June 21, 1959 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Thomas Armstrong Obituary

Thomas Lloyd Armstrong, 64 of Midway, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.  He was born June 21, 1959 in Tokyo, Japan to Arthur Thomas Armstrong and Linda (Cook) Brady.  He proudly served in the Air Force for seven plus years.  As a munition’s expert, it was his job to gather and ship home -or destroy when necessary- military munitions left behind from conflicts and skirmishes.  He was sent many places such as Kenya, Budapest, the UK, Nairobi, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Hungary to name a few.  After leaving the Air Force, he was a sub-contractor to the military with Brown and Root.  He continued his life of service in his community for many years as a volunteer firefighter and first responder.  He continued to learn and educate himself, receiving numerous certificates to better assist in those capacities.  He served with the Honor Guard at the VFW in Mountain Home.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 10 years, giving of his time by participating in fundraisers and charitable events.  He believed strongly in organ donation.  He stated, “Even in death, I can continue to help others.”  And he did through ARORA at his passing.  Music was especially important to Tom.  He loved all genres, reading about music, and learning about artists and band members.  He played guitar in his church band for a while as well.  One of his favorite pastimes was sharing a drink while chatting with a friend.  He loved deeply and believed passionately in giving of self to others.

Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Geneva Cook; his mother Linda Cook Brady; his stepfather William Brady; and a brother, John Armstrong.

He is survived by his life partner, Kathy Robins of the home; his daughters, Andrea and Rita Armstrong; his sisters, Lynn Tete and Brandy Brady; grandchildren Alyssa, Tia, Taylor, EJ, and Emma; aunts Dianne Ezell and Peggy Waring; uncle Tracy Cook; along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 9, 2024 from 7-9 pm at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 121 Marshall St., Flippin, AR 72634.  The funeral service will be Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11 am with a visitation one hour prior to service at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Flippin with Pastor Timothy Bryant officiating. Interment will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Madison County Funeral Service of Huntsville.

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