Buford C. Armstrong

Buford C. Armstrong, 88, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Fort Smith. Buford was born October 10, 1925 in Meadowview to Pat and Evie (Phillips) Amstrong. He worked at Trane until he retired. He was of the Assembly of God faith. He loved to hunt, fish, garden and he loved his animals. Buford was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Armstrong; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Harlen, Aire “Bear” and Willis “Chuck” Armstrong.Survivors include his children, Billy Joe and Van Kennedy of Fort Smith, Vernon and Vicky Kennedy of Greenwood, Ark., Marie “Snookey” and Sheldon Aylesworth of Spiro, Jannette Haynes of Heavener, Linda Thompson of Fort Smith, Jerry Don and Nancy Armstrong of Panola, Wayne Armstrong of Panama, Eugene and Karen Armstrong of Howe, Annette and Dallas Polk of Fort Smith; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Thompson; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews; relatives and friends.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the First Assembly of God in Poteau with the Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Kennedy, DeWayne Kennedy, Jason Kennedy, Thomas Lenard, Jimmy Don Wilson, Junior Hetherington, Kevin Smith, Chris Armstrong, Randy Armstrong and Dallas Polk Jr.The family will visit with relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.