Joseph William Armstrong Jr.

August 22, 1965 - August 26, 2020
Joseph William Armstrong Jr.

Joseph William “Joe” Armstrong Jr., 55, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Wednesday, August 26 2020, at WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.
He was born August 22, 1965, a son of Mary Kay (Burkhart) Kaczmarek and the late Joseph W. Armstrong Sr. Joe was a Lutheran by faith and a US Army Veteran. He loved working on his cars in the garage, and taking camping trips. He was an avid pool player and played with a few leagues at Al and Lou’s Bar, now known as Carin’s Pub. Joe always put his family first and will be remembered for his big heart.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Morgan Peters.
In addition to his mother, Joe is survived by his loving wife, of 37 years, Tammy (Ryder) Armstrong; four children, Heather (Brian) Zink of Wheeling, Danielle Armstrong of Coshocton, OH, Christy Ryder of Wheeling and Dustin Armstrong of Wheeling; six siblings, Shannon (Josh) Gonzalez of Bridgeport, OH, Amanda (Jeremy) Lovejoy of Wheeling, Ed (Tonya) Armstrong of Wheeling, Jason Armstrong of Martins Ferry, OH, Brian (Liz) Hedgeman of Kent, OH and Brendon Armstrong of Wheeling; two brothers-in-law, Mark (Cindy) Thomas of Wheeling and Joseph Thomas of PA; one sister-in-law, Bethany Thomas of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Patience, Faith, Hunter, Gage and Damion and several nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be offered to the family at carechapel.com.


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  • August 29, 2020
    careobits says:
    Dustin, My heart aches for the pain I realize your going through, the loss of a parent is unbearable and especially more difficult with your Dad being so young. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Huge hugs to you, continue to make him proud. Love you, Melissa

  • August 29, 2020
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Joseph William Armstrong, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Joseph William Armstrong, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • August 29, 2020
    Maribeth Kesler says:
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I work with Joe's sister Shannon, and I know how much she loves her brother. My heart aches for all of you. Sending prayers of strength to all. Maribeth

  • August 30, 2020
    Lance Miller. Neelys Grocery says:
    Heartfelt condolences to Tammy and the whole family of Joe. He was always a pleasure to see at the store. He always lit up the place He will be greatly missed. Always a smile easy to wait on. May he Rest In Peace! Prayers for the whole family

  • August 30, 2020
    Tracey Platt says:
    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to u all.