Dallas Armstrong


12-2 p.m.
Feb. 25, 2021
Gerth Funeral Home


2 p.m.
Feb. 25, 2021
Gerth Funeral Chapel

Final Resting Place

Bible Grove
Church of Christ


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of Shelby County

{June 11, 1942 - February 20, 2021}

Edwin Dallas Armstrong, 78, of Shelbyville, MO, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

He was born June 11, 1942 in his home in Arbela, MO, the son of Ora Earl Armstrong and Margret Ann Wright. Dallas was the youngest of 14 children.

He graduated from Wyaconda High School in 1960 and spent the majority of his life in Scotland County.

Dallas worked various jobs in his earlier years in the Memphis area including carpentry work for Jack Danenhauer and was known for years as the “propane gas man” while working for Eager’s, Simpsons and Tippetts. In later years he drove a semi-truck over the road traveling the lower 48 continental states, eventually retiring from Midwest Fuel.

Dallas was an accomplished woodworker, building dollhouses, replica farm buildings and was always up to the task of helping friends and family with projects. He loved country music, bluegrass music, traveling and was an avid reader. At 78 years old, he finally gave in to the world of technology and learned Facebook which allowed him to stay in contact with family and the ability to find long-time friends.

He enjoyed fishing and camping.

Dallas will always be remembered by his big warm bear hugs, his twinkling blue eyes, his quick wit and his love for babies especially his grandbabies and great grandbabies.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean Pence Armstrong; sisters: Lois Drillon, Iris Armstrong, Cleota Armstrong, Norma Armstrong, Doris Armstrong; brothers Leland, Kenneth, Gale, Vancel and Merlin Armstrong; 1 niece and 2 nephews.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, of the home; daughters Phyllis (Mark Richers) Hinds and Lori (Perry) Shelley; a son, Alden Armstrong; a step-daughter, Beverly Moore; two sisters: Kathleen Schultz and Delma Kelly; a brother Darrell Armstrong; grandchildren: Susan (Justin) Jones, Kyle (Christa) Shelley, Samantha (Rusty) Jarvis, Joni (Ian) Johnson, Nick (Laura) Hills, Wyatt Richers; step granddaughter, Leslie (Donovan) Troutman; step grandson, Michael (Kristen) Moore; 7 great grandsons; 1 great granddaughter; three step-great granddaughters.

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  1. Will miss you, love you

    Comment by Bryan Armstrong on February 21, 2021 at 9:22 pm
  2. Will truly be missed. Have a pie and coffee on me! Deepest sympathy to Phillis,Lorie, Alden

    Comment by Edward Drillon on February 21, 2021 at 9:24 pm
  3. Judy, our hearts go out to you. You’re a very dear friend, and forever my second mama. Know that we love you, are thinking of you, and praying for you.

    Chris, Kristin, Dakota, and Dylan Threlkeld

    Comment by Kristin Threlkeld on February 21, 2021 at 10:38 pm
  4. Sending love and hugs, Judy. So sorry for your loss, he was such a nice man.

    Comment by Ty, Shelley and family on February 22, 2021 at 6:47 am
  5. Judy I’m so sorry. I have loved having you and Dallas as neighbors. I hope you continue to be my neighbor. I sure am gunna miss him.. My prayers are with you

    Comment by Polly white on February 22, 2021 at 8:45 am
  6. Judy , I’m so sorry to read about your loss. You two always looked so happy. And I was happy for you. God bless dear friend.

    Comment by Judy Wilhoit. on February 22, 2021 at 10:42 am
  7. Sending Sympathy to aunt Judy, cousins Phyllis, Lorie and Alden! We will all miss uncle Dallas.

    Comment by Leah Eiserer on February 22, 2021 at 11:29 am
  8. Judy and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Dallas passing . We will certainly keep you in Prayers . We shall always remember his smile and those twinkling blue eyes and his generosity of spirit. Hold on to those cherished times together and Jesus’s Love For You. May God Bless You And Keep You.

    Comment by Terry & Angel Boyles on February 22, 2021 at 11:51 am
  9. Prayers to the family

    Comment by John williams on February 22, 2021 at 4:19 pm
  10. Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs to you!!

    Comment by Deborah Fugeat on February 23, 2021 at 8:12 pm
  11. Sorry for your loss.

    Patty and Danny Shelley

    Comment by Danny Shelley on February 23, 2021 at 9:42 pm
  12. Sorry for your loss.

    Patty and Danny Shelley

    Comment by Patty Shelley on February 23, 2021 at 9:47 pm
  13. So sorry for your loss Judy! Our prayers are with you

    Comment by Jim and Kathy Thompson on February 24, 2021 at 5:49 pm
  14. Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. working with Dallas for several years and getting to know him was truly a blessing. He was always one of my best trucking buds. I will miss. Glad you all got to go to D,C. with us. Praying for you.

    Comment by David Wurdeman on February 24, 2021 at 8:04 pm
  15. Dear friend Judy and all of the family, we are so sorry for the loss of Dallas. We just found out. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God’s peace and blessings be with you and comfort you, today and in the days to come. Love, Tracy and Steve

    Comment by Tracy and Steve Smith on February 25, 2021 at 9:11 am

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