Robert James Armstrong

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ARLINGTON -- Robert James Armstrong III passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at his home. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Alban's Anglican Church, 911 S. Davis Drive, Arlington. Interment: 12:45 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arlington, 205 West Main St., Arlington, Texas 76010; or St. Alban's Anglican Church, 911 South Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76013. He was born Dec. 6, 1946, in Austin to Robert and Gloria Armstrong. The son of an Air Force pilot and officer, he grew up around the world. He graduated from Irving High School in 1965, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1966-1970, including service in Vietnam from 1969-1970. As a longtime resident of Arlington, Robert served nine years in Big Brothers, Big Sisters and was very active at St. Alban's Anglican Church. Robert was a devoted father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He had a very selfless spirit and was always willing to help those in need. Survivors: Robert is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patti Armstrong; daughter, Cynda Mullikin; grandchildren, Smythe and Andrew Mullikin; father, Robert Armstrong; brothers, Paul Armstrong and Donnie Armstrong; sisters, Linda Johnson and Jeane Harms; nephews, Nathan Johnson, Brian Armstrong, Brandon Johnson, Ryan Harms and Barrett Harms; and nieces, Jill Fast, Krista Aburrow and Emily Gardner. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233 View and sign guestbook at

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  1. Patti, I’m so very sorry about Bob. I wish I had some great words of wisdom, but so sorry is the best I can do. Please tell all the family Charles and I are thinking of you. Cynda was so sweet when she called and I know she and her family will be your biggest support. We will definitely get together soon. Love ya, Kay

  2. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless.
    Skip and Janet Medina

  3. To Cynda, Rich, Smythe, Andrew and the entire Armstrong family: Our prayers are with you and hope that you can find comfort in the loving memories you’ve shared along with way. Cynda and her family are one of the most loving and giving families we know, which we are sure is attributed to the family with which she was raised. We give our heartfelt condolences during this time.

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