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ALFRED EUGENE "GENE" ARMSTRONG

August 30, 1931 August 2, 2019
ALFRED EUGENE "GENE" ARMSTRONG
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Alfred Eugene “Gene” Armstrong, 87 years of age, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. Gene was born on August 30, 1931 in Independence, KY to the late Alfred and Margaret Armstrong. In 1951, Gene enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Boiler Operator during the Korean War. He later retired from the Active Naval Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer. Gene was instrumental in establishing the first Fire Department Drill Field and Training Facility. He instructed numerous fire classes and training drills for many new recruits and Volunteer Firefighters. After 26 years of service to the Covington Fire Department, Gene worked his way through the ranks retiring as the Assistant Fire Chief. He was a member of the Police and Fireman Pension Board, a Kentucky Colonel and a past member of the VFW, American Legion and Elks. Gene is survived by his loving wife, JoAnne Armstrong (nee Roberts); their 7 children, Terry Armstrong (Debby); Cheryl Ellis; Christy Crittenden; Shelley Felthouse (Brian); Jeff Armstrong, Susan Silbernagel (Scott); and Todd Armstrong (John); 9 beloved grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his dear sister, Libby Brosmore. Gene is preceded in death by his siblings, Cleo Shelton, Laverna Gibson and Robert Beach. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at STITH FUNERAL HOME, 7500 US Hwy 42, Florence, KY 41042. Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow the visitation at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul Church, 7301 Dixie Hwy, Florence, KY 41042. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Assoc. 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222. Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.stithfuneralhomes.com


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Visitation

Tuesday

6

Aug

11:00 AM 8/6/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 8/6/2019 1:00:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

6

Aug

1:30 PM 8/6/2019 1:30:00 PM
St. Paul Catholic Church

7301 Dixie Highway
Florence, KY 41042

St. Paul Catholic Church
7301 Dixie Highway Florence 41042 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

240 Whittington Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222
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