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Gene “Breezy” Armstrong, of Lamar, Missouri died Friday, June 23, 2017 at Barton County Memorial Hospital at the age of 84.

Gene was born April 14, 1933 in Golden City, Missouri to Birdie Thurman.  He attended a county grade school in Golden City, and later attended the Aurora High School.  On June 30, 1951, he married Wanda Childers and together they had one son.  After 37 years of marriage, she passed on January 20, 1988. On November 25, 1988, he married Joy (Walters) Henderson and she survives of the home. 

Gene operated Breezy’s Barber Shop in Aurora for many years and retired from the Army National Guards in 1987 after 22 years of service.  He was a member of Fundamentalist Methodist in Aurora, as well as a member of the Masons and VFW.  Restoring, Racing, and Trading cars was one of his passions.  He loved going to car races and attending basketball games of his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife Joy; one son Tony Armstrong and wife Terre, Springfield, Missouri; a step-son Jeff Henderson and wife Dorene, Kansas City, Missouri; a step-daughter, Annette Mayfield and husband Roger, Lamar, Missouri; grandchildren, Jenna (Nathan) Gibbs, Sean Armstrong, Claire (Brandon) Plank, Alex Henderson, Derek Henderson, Michael Henderson, Courtney Mayfield, and Erin Mayfield; great grandchildren, Bowen Plank and Gracie Gibbs who will arrive in August; two brothers-in-law, Hosea (Phillis) Gold, Republic, Missouri and Max (Debbie) Walters, Lamar, Missouri; a sister-in-law Jill (Carter) Pugh, Lamar, Missouri.

Service will be 11:00 am, Monday, June 26, 2017 at Daniel Funeral Home. 

The family will receive friends 10:00 am until service time Monday at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be 10:00 am, Wednesday July 5, 2017 at Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, Missouri.

 

Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Comments  

#11 Leesa Newbold 2017-07-06 07:16
Dear Tony and Family....We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. We will be praying for God to give you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Leesa and Steve Newbold
#10 Ozark, Mo.Mike Hudson 2017-07-04 15:06
Sorry for your loss. Prays for the family. Many memories, was my barber for years and friend, we shared the love of cars. He will be missed by many.
#9 Aurora, MORoy and Karen Campbell 2017-07-03 08:23
So sorry to hear of Breezy's death! He was a special guy and loved by all who knew him! So glad we got to see him a year ago at a basketball game there. He never changed and always had a smile for all! Prayers for the family.
#8 Aurora, Mo.Gary White 2017-07-03 06:13
Our deepest sympathy to Tony and his family. He was a super nice guy with a great personality. He was my barber for years. Gary White
#7 J.D. Pilkenton 2017-06-27 08:51
Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. All our family loved "Breezy". He was a special guy. May God give you comfort and peace. Prayers, J.D., Carol Ann, Scott & Ben
#6 Aurora MissouriKevin & Julie 2017-06-26 08:19
Tony & Family,
We are sad to hear of your father's death an we will remember you al in our prayers. Kevin & Julie
AHS Classmates
#5 Jeff & Margaret Phipps 2017-06-26 08:09
So sorry for your loss! Gene was such a kind man and will be missed by so many. I always enjoyed talking with him.
#4 Aurora, MissouriVicki Kestin 2017-06-26 06:29
Lifting all of you up in prayer. May God wrap His arms around each of you in the coming day's.
#3 Joplin,MoJim & Patty Sorden 2017-06-24 22:34
We are sorry for the family's loss. Always enjoyed Gene at the donut shop with the early morning group! Funny Guy!
#2 Lee\'s Summit, MO.Judy Alyea 2017-06-24 17:11
Joy, my heart and prayers lift you up during this difficult time. God Bless you, Judy Alyea

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