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In Memory Of Our Poets

Otis F 'Butch' Armstrong (1953-2013) - Class Of 1972

Otis Frank Armstrong, 59, husband of Donna Killingsworth Armstrong, of Beaufort, SC, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

The family received friends from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Grays Hill Baptist Church with the Funeral services following at 2:00 pm.

Otis was born on November 12, 1953, in Montgomery, Alabama. He is the son of Elsie Thornton Williams and the late William "Jack" Armstrong.

He was a welding supervisor at Pender Brothers, Inc. for 18 years. He was a member of Grays Hill Baptist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher, choir member, and deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; mother, Elsie; son, Paul; daughters, Michell and Miller; brothers, Bill and Kenny; and grandchildren, Emily, Cody, Trey, and Harlee.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Published in The Island Packet from March 26 to April 26, 2013


An email from Otis's wife Donna: " Otis would have been a graduate with the class of 1972 but was severely burned in the fall of 1971 during an impromptu pep rally in the lunchroom. He passed away on 03/23/13 after a battle with Acute Myloid Leukemia. He was diagnosed 06/01/12. "

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06/17/13 07:58 PM #1    

Donna M. Killingsworth (Armstrong) (1973)

Thank you so much for doing this in Butch's memory.

10/09/13 01:28 AM #2    

Rickie Millar (Allen) (1973)

Donna I just found out about Butch, sorry for your lost. I hope you and your family are doing well. May the Lord keep you near to his heart at this time.

11/29/13 07:39 AM #3    

Donna M. Killingsworth (Armstrong) (1973)

thank you Rickie

08/01/15 02:04 PM #4    

P. Danny Calloway (1972)

So very sorry about everything that happened to Butch, especially that awful day in the school lunch-room at Lanier.

08/02/15 04:34 PM #5    

Eddie Parker (1973)

I was a year behind Butch, and I did not know Butch at the time of the lunchroom event. However, I was there that day in our school cafeteria and experienced the aftermath firsthand. I will never forget it. It was beyond tragic.

I never heard anymore about Butch until now. I am very pleased that he married, had 3 kids, a good job, a church leader, and made his life amenable to all of these blessings. I am very sorry Butch died of cancer at 59. Too young.

Please accept my belated condolences on ther heels of my admiration for all that Butch overcame and achieved in his short lifetime.



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