Keating Allister Armstrong, 82, passed away on February 22, 2013 in Denton, TX.
Keating Allister Armstrong was born on July 7, 1930 in Libertyville, Illinois the son of Ruth Willella Martin and Noel Eugene Armstrong. He graduated from Cincinnati High School in 1948. Keating received a Bachelor of Arts from Carson Newman College in Tennessee. He earned a Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Seminary. Later he matured as a national sales manager for Olan Mills Studio.
In 1975, Keating married Mary Jo Northcutt. They resided most often in Denton, TX with five early years at Lake Kiowa, TX. Keating and Mary Jo thrived as a team. They learned and enjoyed golf together. Later, Keating retired to develop and sell books with Mary Jo. Even in his illness, the couple was a positive team. Keating won many fleshly battles except the last. However, he took the bounty. Keating and Mary Jo experienced relief together in the sight of Jesus Christ.
Mary Jo, his wife of thirty-eight years, survives Keating. They had no children. In earlier years, Keating reared a family that included Steve Hodge of Denison TX, Kathy Denham of Vacaville CA, and Lyn Flesser of Oklahoma City. Susan Ann Merkin, a sister of his immediate family, survives Keating. She lives in Port Orange, FL with husband, Bill.Nephews and niece are Todd Smith of Louisville KY, Michael Smith of Chicago Ill, and Tracy Simko of Boston, MA.
A visitation will be on Friday March 1, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday March 2, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in the Cindy Nichols Chapel, 1100 Malone St., Denton, TX with Dr. Wayne Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at Justin Cemetery. A memorial service is also planned for 11:00 AM March 23, 2013 in the tabernacle at the Pottsville Cemetery in Pottsville, TX.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulkeymasondenton.com