Johnny B. Armstead Sr.
Johnny Bernard Armstead Sr., 65, of Palatka, entered the sunset of life Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at his residence.
A native of Sebring, he was the son of Dennis Armstead and Geneva Wilson and was born on Saturday, Aug. 29, 1953. Johnny was a 1971 graduate of Lake Placid High School. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, wrestling and watching old Westerns. Early in his working career, Johnny was an agricultural worker, truck driver and a longshoreman. He was an employee of the Great Maltby Oak Nursery in East Palatka. While employed at the nursery, he met the love of his life, Addie Pearl Turner and their mutual love led them to unite in marriage Sept. 26, 2003. In 2017, Johnny was baptized and joined the membership of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Johnny was a loving and devoted family man, who adored his wife and children.
In addition to his father, Johnny was preceded in eternal rest by his brother, James Armstead.
He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife, Addie Pearl Armstead of Palatka; mother and stepfather, Geneva (William) Miller of Lake Placid; sons and daughters, Tiffany Armstead, Johnny B. Armstead Jr., both of Lake Placid, Tony Williams Sr., Rhonda Williams and Valorie Williams, all of Palatka; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Willie (Robin) Turner of Cape Canaveral, Curtis (Rosetta) Turner, Napoleon (Barbara) Walker, Beatrice Gibbs, all of Palatka, and Jacqueline Gentry of Dover, Del.; 11 grandchildren; great-granddaughter, Al’Lasia Allen of Palatka; and a host of caring relatives and friends.
Visitation of family and friends will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Flagg’s Chapel of Serenity. Homegoing celebration will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 800 Madison St. in Palatka. The Rev. Tommy J. Rodgers, pastor, is the eulogist. Interment will be in Pattersonville Memorial Cemetery in East Palatka. Armstead Family Condolences may be sent to www.flaggserenitychapel.com.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison St. in Palatka.