LEESBURG, Fla. — James “Scott” Armstrong, 46, passed away on June 22, 2013, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, Fla.
He was born Oct. 7, 1966, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. Scott was a 1984 graduate of Anderson High School and attended Ball State University in Muncie and ITT in Indianapolis. He was a lifelong resident of Anderson until 2010 when he moved to Leesburg, Fla.
He was employed at Advanced Auto Parts in Mount Dora, Fla. All who knew him remember how much he loved his cars! He got such pleasure in purchasing and restoring them, both mechanically as well as the bodywork. His most prized were his Corvettes. He also loved motorcycles. His current pride and joy was his Yamaha VMX.
Scott is survived by his parents, Jeffery and Barbara (Gregg) Armstrong of Leesburg, Fla.; a niece Peyton Armstrong of Jacksonville, Fla.; close friends, Brian Behrens of Anderson and Nicole Farrer of Walton, Ky.; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Herb and Mary Armstrong (Branson), Jim and Mary Gregg; Uncle Ted Gregg and cousin, Richard “Richie” Leroy Gregg.
Scott was a very loving, caring person and a faithful friend to all who knew and loved him. Remember him for that infectious laughter of his and the smiles he provided to those around him. At his request cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral service. Scott loved all animals, so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protection League, P.O. Box 2241, Anderson, IN 46011, in his memory.
You were sick and tired and we knew
that God would soon come to take you.
You fought so hard, so very long
but through the pain, you stayed strong.
We knew there would come the day
when God would come to carry you away.
It doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye
and we try so hard not to cry.
We can’t help but feel defeated,
or even maybe a little cheated.
But how selfish would we be
to hope & pray you could stay.
As you laid there, tubes running to and fro,
we had to tell you it’s ok to go
Say “hi” to loved ones waiting on the other side.
We all know some day, you’ll be there when we take that ride.
The Shining Light of Our Lives, RIP Son!
You were loved by many and always will be.
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