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“I was introduced to Sam by my Dad when I was Senior in high school (1974) when I found a car at Allen County Motors I wanted to purchase. Since, that...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Rick Claypool - New Haven, IN

“I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn't have the opportunity to meet this great man but am lucky enough to work with his son Michael. Prayers...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Bowling-Scott

“+We love you daddy! ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Mike & Mickie Bailey

“Beth, although I did not know your dad well, we certainly had a few good times with the tractor incident and how he retaliated with the lotto ticket....Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Al Blackburn - Gaylord, MI

“Becky...i just hope you know how much you and your parents meant to me. I love you... Im sorry.... Im here for you ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Stacy Mullinger - Fort Wayne, IN

“My favorite line Sam used to say to me when he'd walk into the showroom was "Hey Gorgeous!" It never got old. Sam was truly a wonderful person. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Courtney Bowlin - Fort Wayne, IN

“To all of the Children....... My family is deeply saddened by the passing of your Dad. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love,...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Tragesser - Tipton, IN


8 of 14 | Posted by: Becky Graf

“To The Armstrong Children,Your Dad was a giver of time and talents. I will never forget him coming to my class at Wayne High School to teach my...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jan Lipp - Ossian, IN - Friend

“I pray that God may send His angels to give strength and comfort to your family. Sending a loving hug to Becky from Renee of your Coventry store...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Renee Smith - Ft. Wayne, IN

“The world is not as feisty or fun any more without you. Rest in Peace with your Evelyn my dear, dear friend. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Keith Hanson - Haines City, FL

“ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: KEISTON HOLLOWAY - VINCENNES, IN

“Dad you were the light in my life. I am so blessed to call you my Dad. I will always cherish all the tome we spent together. I have so many wonderful...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Becky Graf - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sam was one of my favorite people to speak with at American Legion Post 499. He and I hit it off right away, never mind he was 39 years my senior. We...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Christopher Spurr - Fort Wayne, IN


Samuel B. Armstrong, 81, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sam was born on August 18, 1935 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to his birth parents, Leland Robertson and Helen White, then later adopted by his parents, Homer and Ramona Armstrong, of Kokomo, Indiana.Sam grew up in Kokomo and graduated from Kokomo High School in 1953.. After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps and proudly served in the Korean War during his four years of service to help protect our country. Recently, Sam was excited to be selected to participate in the Honor Flight Program to Washington D.C.In his early years, Sam worked as an Executive Placement Manager for Brill Personnel, Inc. in Fort Wayne. He then spent most of his professional career in sales, working for Allen County Motors (Ford) for over 30 years, where he received several honors and awards.Sam married Evelyn L. Henry on June 29, 1957 in Tipton, Indiana. They were happily married for over 56 years. He and his wife retired together in 1999. Sam enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and most of all, spending time with his wife and family. He loved watching old movies, talking with his cat "Sissy", playing cards, and he was an avid gun enthusiast with an ornery sense of humor!He was a legacy member of the Lions Club, making numerous trips to Honduras with Evelyn to assist surgeons providing optical care for those in need. Sam was also instrumental in bringing over the Japanese Rock Garden from Fort Wayne's Sister City in Takaoka, Japan. His humanitarian heart and efforts earned him the prestigious Jefferson Award for his outstanding contributions in community service.Sam was a life member of the VFW and American Legion Post 499, where he served as an active board member and officer. He was also a long-time member of the Grand Old Party and served in various local Republican positions throughout his lifetime. Sam was very involved with the Leader Dog For The Blind organization and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke, Indiana.Sam was preceded in death by his loving wife Evelyn "Lucy" Armstrong; his sister Adair (Greg) Holtvoigt of Canaan Valley, W. Virginia; his brothers George Humphreys of San Francisco, California and Richard Robertson of Putnam, Okalhoma; and his parents Leland Robertson of Putnam, Oklahoma; Helen White of Lakeside, California; and Homer and Ramona Armstrong of Kokomo. Sam is survived by his four daughters, Michele (Michael) Bailey of Fort Wayne; Beth (Dan) Garman of Butler; Becky (C.J.) Graf of Fort Wayne; Lori (Tom) Gomez of Fort Wayne; his two sons, Michael (Angela) Armstrong of Columbia City and Eric (Mickey) Armstrong of Fort Worth, Texas; his two brothers, Bill (Karen) Robertson and Tom (Janet) Robertson both of Putnam, Oklahoma; and one sister, Kay (Fred) Finley of El Cajon, California; his 16 amazing grandchildren, 23 adorable great-grandchildren; and Sam's nieces and nephews and other relatives.The visitation and Celebration of Life for Sam will be held at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana on Thursday, February 16th. The family will be greeting his friends and relatives from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and again from 6:00 - 8:00 pm with a Rosary Service beginning at 3:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 641 North Main Street, Roanoke, Indiana on Friday, February 17th at 10:00 am with calling one hour prior. Reverend Dale Bauman officiating. A graveside service will immediately follow with full Military Funeral Honors at the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association (www.donatenow.heart.org) and the Leader Dog School for the Blind (www.leaderdog.org) or to Catholic Masses. Condolences may be left on the Samuel B. Armstrong online guest book at www.domccombandsons.com