Dr. Carl T. "Doc" Armstrong, Jr.

Born: Thu., Jan. 14, 1932
Died: Tue., Dec. 2, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 04, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Fri., Dec. 05, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Dr. Carl T. "Doc" Armstrong, Jr., 82, of Quincy died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday (December 2, 2014) in the Illinois Veteran's Home.

   Born January 14, 1932 in Leitchfield, Kentucky, Carl was the son of Carl and Roxie Carter Armstrong.  He married Carol J. Requet on June 5, 1964, in Quincy, Illinois.

   Dr. Armstrong served his country in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War, serving in 32 countries and 4 continents as an aerial photographer.  

   A graduate of Hinckley Illinois High School, Carl continued his education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He was a member of the Lambert Masonic Lodge No. 659, the Quincy Consistory, Past President of Quincy High Twelve Club No. 40, Ansar Shrine Temple in Springfield, Quincy Shrine Club and a Charter Member of the Quincy Shrine Belgian Hitch.  Carl was also a member of the Elks Lodge No. 100,  Quincy Exchange Club, the Illinois Ridge Riders and the Illinois State Veterinary Association. Carl was an avid Quincy Blue Devil Basketball fan and enjoyed traveling and riding horses, but his greatest joy was the time he spent with his children and grandchildren.

   Dr. Armstrong was a well-respected and loving veterinarian with the Armstrong-Reich Veterinary Clinic from 1961 until his retirement in 1997.

   Survivors include his wife, Carol; one son, Todd Armstrong (Sarah) of Houston, TX; two daughters, Karen Skinner of Quincy and Kathy Venvertloh (Jim) of Naples, FL; six grandchildren, Nathan Skinner, Natalie Skinner, Riley Venvertloh, Rhegan Venvertloh, Avery Armstrong and Alison Armstrong; one brother, Joseph Armstrong (Mary) of Fowler, IL; one sister, Jean Jacobson of Hinckley, IL; and several loving nieces and nephews.

   Dr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Brian.

   Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Rev. Don Blickhan.  Military Honors will be conducted by the Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard at the funeral Home.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the funeral home.  Lambert Masonic Lodge No. 659 will conduct Masonic Services Thursday evening at 7:00 at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital or to Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

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Dick & Pat Wentura
   Posted Wed December 03, 2014
Dear Armstrong Family,
Thinking of you and remembering a good and honest man.
Dick & Pat Wentura

Paul Kevin Geers
   Posted Wed December 03, 2014
Dear Armstrong family,

I have thought of Carl so many times, what a great guy. How many times I had trusted him with my dogs, I even had the old Dr. Lantis who was a neighbor too, whom Carl worked with. so Many good memories, a prince of a guy too.
Thanks for sharing him with us,

My best,
Paul K. Geers
St. Louis, Mo

Ricky Armstrong
   Posted Wed December 03, 2014
So sorry for your loss my prayers are with the family, my father Millard Armstrong spoke of Carl Jr. as a very successful man , also I enjoyed as a young person the visits of Uncle Carl and Aunt Roxie Armstrong from Illinois, at the family farm in Grayson County Kentucky.

Ricky Armstrong Grayson County Kentucky

Teresa (Oshner)-London
   Posted Thu December 04, 2014
Prayer to the Armstrong family! Doc Armstrong we loved him when he took care of our dogs!

Edward Gerard and Shirley (Hayes) Gerard
   Posted Fri December 05, 2014
Carl was a very friendly and personable good vet. Once he came to New Canton, Il where we had horses and we had a baby colt in our home. He did his best to save it. Carl was greatly missed after his retirement. One of a kind. So sorry for the families loss.

Forrest Sue egelston and Russell Race Egelston
   Posted Mon December 08, 2014
Cousin Dale Carter gave me the information on Carl's passing. We are so sorry that we have lost another family member. I remember Carl coming down to see us when Mom (Opal)and Dad (John) were in Pekin.

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