Armstrong, Hubert

Hubert Odell Armstrong

October 5, 1936 - July 22, 2017

Hubert Odell Armstrong of Plano, Texas passed away on July 22, 2017 at the age of 80.  He was born on October 5, 1936 in Kaufman County, Texas to Calvin and Tennie Mae (Puttman) Armstrong.  Hubert married Joyce Helen Crump on December 23, 1959 in Grand Saline, Texas.  He was a member of Willow Creek Fellowship in Plano, Texas. Hubert was Honorably Discharged from the Texas National Guard after having served for 6 years and he was called to active duty service during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Hubert was employed by Texas Instruments for 35 years, holding several different positions.  After retirement from TI, he worked for 5 years for the Plano Independent School District.  Hubert was an avid golfer, superseded only by his love of gospel music.  He was trained in music by his parents at a very early age and many songs heard at his service are his own recordings of himself and his family, The Armstrong Quartet.  Hubert composed 200 plus gospel songs, both words and music, often assisted/accompanied on the piano by his wife, Helen and many of his songs were published.

Hubert is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Helen Armstrong; a son, Donnie Lee Armstrong of Aubrey, Texas; a granddaughter, Miranda Renee Armstrong also of Aubrey, Texas; sister, Jenelle Byrd and husband, Mark of Dallas, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, John Neill; and nephew, Russ Neill.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Willow Creek Fellowship, 1804 Avenue P., Plano, Texas 75074 with Bro. Doug Welborn officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery located east of Sulphur Springs, Texas. Pallbearers will be: Tim Neill, Eric Neill, Kenneth Crump, Jason Crump, Jeffrey Crump and Ray Laird.  Honorary Pallbearers will be his nephew, Dr. Larry Swain and dear friends and neighbors, Bob Crane and Jim Williams.

Memorial donations may be made to Woodland Cemetery Association, 633 Beth Lane, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

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Dearest Helen, Paul and I are so sorry to hear Hubert's passing. We love you and miss you. Please know that we are praying for you during this time. Cathy and Paul Owen, July 29, 2017 Helen. We were so sorry to hear of Hubert's passing. You are in our prayers. He was wonderful friend. Ricky and Rhonda Dickson , July 27, 2017 Now Hubert is singing with the angels. August and Sammie Doner, July 25, 2017