James Alan Armstrong, 90, of Birmingham, AL was born May 10, 1933, and went home to be with the Lord June 27, 2023. James "Jim" is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jo Ann Baker Armstrong; his daughters, Julie (Derek) Staples of Jacksonville, AL, and Janna Armstrong of Hoover, AL; grandchildren, Josh (Madison) Staples of Chelsea, AL, Jordan (Katie) Staples of Prattville, AL, Andrew (Savannah) Staples of Guyton, GA, great-grandchildren, James, Abigail, and Luke Staples, a sister, Mary Jean Muncher of Lillian, AL, and nephews Ian and Brett.
Jim was a native of Oneonta, AL, where he graduated high school in 1951. He attended Birmingham Southern for two years before being drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He later graduated from the University of Alabama. He retired from the Social Security Administration.
Jim was a member of Ruhama Baptist Church for 39 years and Huffman Baptist Church for 22 years. He taught Sunday School and served as a deacon for 60 years. He was the shepherd of his family. Now he resides in the presence of the Good Shepherd and guardian of his soul, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Grady and Myrtle McGill Armstrong.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with a service to follow at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home.