Martin Edward “Marty” Armstrong, 76, of Morris, IL., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris.
Martin was born June 12, 1942 in Wilmington, IL. to Harold Martin Armstrong and Altha Hooper Armstrong Kilbride. He was raised and attended schools in Coal City. He married Nancy Knop on November 27, 1961. He worked at the Paper Mill in Coal City , then was employed with Joliet Caterpillar, retiring in 1993 after 31 and a half years as a tool grinder. He was an avid Nascar fan. In his earlier days, Martin pitched horse shoes with his in-laws and friends. He enjoyed working on his own cars and loved to ride his 4 wheeler. He looked forward to spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Nancy; daughters Becky (Hibbler) Armstrong and Jodi Armstrong both of Morris; sister Jean (Robert) Zimmerman of Morris; granddaughters Julie Hibbler of Morris and Devin Hibbler of Chicago; one great-grandson Gavin of Morris and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He also held his extended in-law family near and dear to his heart: Angela Jewett of Ottawa, Elvera (the late Russell) Merkel of Ocala, FL., the late Eddie and Donna Knop, Richard (Wanda Bertoglio) Knop of Verona, Larry (Sharon) Knop of Verona, Mary Lou (the late Jim) Walker of Braidwood and Michael Knop of Springfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son in infancy, Jeffery Martin Armstrong; his sister Lynn; his brother Robert; his step-brother Harold, Jr. and his father and mother-in-law Clarence and Lillian Knop.
Per Martin’s request, cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, 225 George Street, Morris, IL. 60450 from 10:00 am. until 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, December 1, 2018 also at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. Phil Arnold officiating.
Ferrari Funeral Services have been entrusted with arrangements.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.ferrarifuneral.com