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Steve Armistead

armistead webWilliam Steven Armistead, age 67 of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away January 11, 2015 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. His funeral service will be held at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN on January 15, 2015, at 11 a.m., with visitation preceding the service from 9 -11 am. Rev. Chuck Groover will officiate and his life-long friend Al Gore will deliver the eulogy. Visitation at Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon will be on Wednesday January 14 from 2-7 p.m. Active Pallbearers:  Jimmy Herndon, Tim Smith, Sandy Armistead, Matthew Herndon, Michael Armistead, Brandon Rankin.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Wilson Co. Road Commission, Sonja Robinson, the Honorable Al Gore, Danny Foutch, Roy Vaden, Jr., Larry Dickens, Billy Clark McKinney, Edd Blair, Gordon Thompson.  At his request Steve will be cremated after his funeral service and later his cremains will be scattered on the Caney Fork River in Elmwood.

Born July 18, 1947, in Lebanon, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Roy Eugene Armistead, Sr. and Thomasene Ruth (Willey) Armistead.  He was preceded in death by his brother David Armistead and sister Donna Rankin.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Armistead, daughter Stephanie Lynn McDonald (Michael) of Monroe, N.Y., son Stephen Chadwick Armistead (Cathryn) of Mt. Juliet, TN; grandchildren Morgan Capley, L.J. Fisher, Malia Fisher, Jacob Armistead, Joshua Armistead, Isabella Armistead; brother, Roy (Paula) Armistead Jr. and his sisters Sara Armistead and Carol Keegan (Frank) and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins, and dear friends.

He was a devoted husband, father, and Christian and a member of Victory Baptist Church.  Raised in Elmwood, TN, he was a 1965 graduate of Smith County High School, a talented athlete who especially loved basketball. He attended University of Maryland in Washington, D.C. and worked as an elevator operator in the Senate Office Building for the late Senator Albert Gore. He later attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. For many years he worked as area superintendent for Vulcan Materials and later for McDowell Enterprises in Georgia and Jones Bros. in Mt. Juliet before being appointed Wilson County Road Superintendent in August 1995. He loved politics on both the county and national level and was a past member of Mt. Juliet Rotary and First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Victory Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or Alive Hospice

Messages for the Family

  1. Teresa Weston says:
    I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
  2. Jim and Judy Hodges says:
    So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you”
  3. Amanda Croslin Steward says:
    So sorry for your loss. Steve and my late Grandma Sandra Croslin were close friends working at Jones Bros. Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family.
  4. Sherry Jo Anderson says:
    313 Defeated Creek Highway
  5. Bobby colson says:
    Memories of many church league basketball games….and ball cap collections
  6. Bill Cothern says:
    A Dear Friend. Thanks for the memories Steve. Condolences to the Family.
  7. Brenda Blair says:
    Roy…thinking of you in the loss of your brother. I spoke to him many times over the last few years. He was a great guy. Prayers for you and the family
  8. Lloyd & Judy Reed says:
    Linda, you & family are in our prayers. So sorry to hear this news. So many memories of our fun days together when we lived in Nashville. May God comfort you in this sad time.
  9. Iris Bauerschmidt-Young says:
    To the Armistead family: It is with such sorrow that I extend my sincere sympathies to you all! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all always. There are so many family memories Linda that will never be forgotten from high school days all the way to now. Steve will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him! Cousin Iris – Love and Hugs
  10. Roger Colbaugh Road Superintendent says:
    We at the Carter County Highway Department wish to express our deepest sympathy for your loss and will keep you in our prayers.
  11. Gary Hall says:
    Steve was a good friend and would help you any way he could. Very sorry for your loss Linda and family. God Bless.
  12. Ed & Glenda Binkley says:
    Our condolences to Linda and family. Steve was a good man and will be missed. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
  13. Tommy Cooper says:
    Mr. Armistead was a great man. It’s an honor to have had him as a close friend for so many years. I will miss my friend and cherish the memories that we shared.
  14. Marion Sloan says:
    My thoughts and prayers go to all of Steve’s families love to all so sorry to hear of his passing.
  15. Jo Ann O. Tuck says:
    So sorry for your loss. Steve was always a nice guy and a joy to be around.
  16. Barry and Amy (Plant) Zollicoffer says:
    Steve had been in my life for as long as i can remember. Many, many wonderful memories of him. He was my daddys best friend. Praying for the family.
  17. Donna Hackett Quillen says:
    Steve was one of the nicest classmates I had the joy of knowing at Smith County High . He was a friend forever to all who knew him and as genuine a person as one could ever be. My sincere condolences to you, Linda, and your family.