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James Armstrong Jr.

Born in Paducah, Ky., he was the son of the late James Armstrong Sr. Mr. Armstrong was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and was a Shriner.

Surviving is his loving wife of 48 years, Peggie Beere Armstrong; three daughters, Beth Knapp-Tyner of Green Creek, Alison LaPorta of Bradenton, Fla., and Luanne Sutton of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two brothers, William Armstrong of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Ben Armstrong of Johnson City, Tenn. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Ashley and Courtney Knapp, Trey and Evan LaPorta, Shea, Spencer, Sara and Silas Sutton.

Memorials may be made to Wild At Heart Wildlife Rehabilitation, 1188 Airport Rd., Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139.

An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

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