Armstrong, Royce Reynolds

Armstrong, Royce Reynolds

Male 1932 - 2022  (90 years)

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  • Name Armstrong, Royce Reynolds 
    Born 1 Feb 1932 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 2022 
    • Royce Armstrong, 90, died on Friday, March 25 at Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center.

      He was born February 1, 1932, to the late Lawrence and Bessie (Reynolds) Armstrong in New Market, Indiana. He was raised in New Market and was a proud member of the New Market High School class of 1950. He attended Indiana State Teachers College for 2 years before transferring to the University of Michigan, where he received a BM in Music Education in 1954, and an MM in Music Education in 1959. Royce served in the Army Band from 1954 to 1956. He was a high school band director in Illinois and Michigan, as well as in Morocco, Chesterton, and Delphi, Indiana. Following his retirement from teaching, he spent ten years as a mail carrier in the Lafayette area.

      Royce was a skilled musician and performer. Throughout his life, when he wasn?t teaching, Royce played the trombone and occasionally sang with numerous dance bands, Dixieland bands, and community bands throughout central and north central Indiana. He also spent several years in Florida and performed with various groups there. Royce never put limitations on performing and was known to insert a song into a conversation, or entertain his grandchildren with a catchy tune.

      Royce was a member of Delphi United Methodist Church, Anderson First United Methodist Church, and Zionsville United Methodist Church. He served through music by singing in his rich bass voice in various church choirs, and by starting and directing the handbell choir at Delphi UMC. Royce was also an avid researcher of Armstrong genealogy and recently became a member of the DAR.

      He is survived by five children; Sally (Travis) Richardson, Karen (Tim) Bastress, Mary (Kurt) Scheib, Adrienne (Mark) Frossard, and Jordan (Kim) Armstrong; and ten grandchildren, Luke (Alyssa), Joel, and Nathan Richardson, Titus and Beatrice Scheib, Owen, Gavin, Camden, and Emerson Frossard, and Henry (?Hank?) Armstrong.

      Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers who died in infancy; two sisters, Virginia Hitch and Maurine Dillman; and one daughter, Jill.

      If you knew Royce and would like to share your memories of him with his family, please join us as we celebrate his life on Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at West Bridge Church, located at 1521 S. County Rd. 75 West in Danville, Indiana. There will be an hour of visitation prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
    Person ID I995  Philip Basters (Bastress) Family Tree - b. 1735
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2023 

    Family Barnett, Janet 
     1. Armstrong, Sally
     2. Armstrong Allen, Karen Charlene
     3. Armstrong, Mary
     4. Armstrong, Jill
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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