Troy Armstrong was born in Portland, Oregon, on July 14, 1965. On June 30, 2020, he passed away on Highway 95 in a trucking accident.
He was the son of Norman Wayne Armstrong and Lala Mae Shirley. He was the first born of three children.
Troy traveled throughout Oregon, Washington, Arizona and New York with his family due to his parents' jobs. He later married and divorced then remarried Karla Armstrong (Hays) on November 14, 1998, in Portland, Oregon. They then settled in Kennewick, Washington.
Troy had two sons from his previous marriage and Karla had three daughters from her previous marriage. They then had Tyler (Tiny) Armstrong on September 17, 1998, to join their family together.
They liked to call themselves the "Brady Bunch." Troy was an outstanding father to not only his boys, but to Karla's girls as well. Taking them in as his own and sharing them with their dad.
There wasn't a thing in this world that Troy couldn't barbeque. He was also the designated stuffing maker every Thanksgiving.
He loved music, playing the guitar and karaoke with his family. Date nights at home with Karla consisted of singing together, getting a coffee or watching movies.
He was a very simple man who found the greatest riches from the great outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Troy's passion was being a truck driver. There wasn't a truck that Troy couldn't drive. He drove chip trucks, dump trucks and container trucks pulling triple trailers throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Canada.
In April, 2020, Troy got a job with Wes Olson trucking driving log truck and Troy, Karla and Tyler moved to Naples to live their dream of living in a small log cabin in the woods.
Troy was preceded in death by his dad, Norman Wayne Armstrong, uncle Keith JR Armstrong, grandfather Keith Armstrong, nephew Joseph Armstrong and father-in-law Dennis Townsend.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Karla Armstrong (Hays), mother Lala Shirley, children Nicky Cravens (Marcos Escobar), Michael Armstrong, Courtney Stanley (Brad Stanley), Anthony Armstrong, Kira Cravens (Dillion Spears) and Tyler (Tiny) Armstrong, sister Tonya Maxon (Estacada), brother Tim Armstrong (Laura Armstrong), grandchildren Joseph Escobar, Analie Cravens and Trey Stanley, brothers-in-law Khris Townsend, Nick Berg, Chuck Berg, Kacey Townsend and Scott Mathews (often called brother from another mother) and sisters-in-law (sister from another mister) Kerri Mathews, Carolyn Hays, Jennifer Hays and Mikaela Thompson (Garett Thompson), father-in-law Harold (Rusty) Hays (Jann Hays) and mothers-in-law Georgia King (Brock) (Craig King) and Patti Townsend and several neices and nephews who were so very close to him.
There wasn't a child out there he didn't take in as his own.
Dear Dad, I thought of you today, but that is nothing new, I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.