HAMPSTEAD — Houston Churchwell “Buzz” Armstrong, 74, peacefully handed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at Decrease Cape Worry LifeCare Heart, Wilmington.
He was born Jan. 10, 1947, in Selma, Alabama, to Lamar and Sara Armstrong. He attended Asheville Faculty for Boys, after which graduated with honors from Washington and Lee College in Virginia. Incomes his identify Buzz in toddlerhood by being hyperactive, he additionally self-identified as “Zoro,” and dressed the half. Identified for his nick-naming talents and fast quips, he was the grasp of comebacks and will scramble phrases and phrases as quick as you may say them.
Buzz was a person of many expertise and abilities. He was very athletic in his youthful years, competing in monitor and subject, specializing in discus, shot put, excessive soar and pole vaulting. As a baby, he would construct his personal scaled bowling alleys and was a ranked bowler in maturity, thought-about semi-pro. Spending time on the household summer season home within the mountains of Montreat held a particular place in his coronary heart. Throughout these summers, he excelled in tennis and was a tennis teacher.
His love for golf was evident, whether or not enjoying a spherical in his former years or watching it on the display within the latter. Music was an awesome love of his additionally. He was an completed musician, enjoying a number of string devices, together with piano, sax and digital keyboard. One other nice ardour of his was images, which turned certainly one of his professions that result in a formidable portfolio together with Linda Carter “Surprise Girl.”
Buzz is survived by his spouse, Peggy, affectionately referred to as his “Queen Peggy Jean”; daughter, Karen Dowless, and her husband, Mike; son, Shep Richardson Jr., and his spouse, Rhonda; daughter, April Kornegay, and her husband, Jamie; eight grandchildren, Kyle, and his spouse, Amber, Ryan, Kaylee, Kamryn, Brodie, Jensen, Colby and Reed; one great-grandchild, Violet; two brothers, Dewitt Armstrong, and his spouse, Delane, and Lamar Armstrong, and his spouse, Marci; sister, Charlotte Armstrong; niece and nephews, Anna, Josh, Eason, Lam and Hinton; in addition to two very particular fur infants that have been his fixed companions, Chloe and Zoe.
Buzz liked his household and the Lord; it was evident in what he did and stated. He can be missed tremendously, however his reminiscence can be eternally within the hearts and minds of those that knew him.
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