Obituary for Robert E Armstrong


Robert E. Armstrong, passed away, Friday, November 25, 2016 at Baptist Floyd Hospital, New Albany, Indiana. He was born April 13, 1934 at Salem, Indiana, son of the late Ralph Owen and Thelma Gilland Armstrong.

Bob was a member of New Salisbury United Methodist Church, a charter member of Ramsey Lions Club and a member of Crandall Masonic Lodge # 591. Bob owned and operated a Lawn and Garden Sales at New Salisbury, as well as Armstrong Auto Sales and Tire… Center. He was a licensed barber and owned and operated a barbershop for several years. He was also employed in management at E.I. DuPont and B.F. Goodrich Plants. He was currently employed at Heritage Ford as a sales representative.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Fisher Armstrong.
Daughter: Denise Redden (Jim)
Son: Scott Armstrong (Cindy)
4 Grandchildren: Greg Redden (Kerri), Brooke Hanger, Richard Armstrong and Kate Armstrong.
4 Great Grandchildren: Kira Hanger, Sloan Hanger, Gabriel Redden and Khloe Redden
Sister: Evelyn Sandlin.

Funeral service will be 11 A.M. Monday, November 28, 2016 at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, Indiana with burial in Hursttown Cemetery.

Visitation 2 – 8 P.M. Sunday and after 9 A.M. Monday at the funeral home. Masonic Rites 7 P.M. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family request expressions of sympathy to his church or charity of your choice.


I am so sad to hear this.  Bob was one of the most interesting people to ever walk the planet.   I first met Bob in 1994 when he attended an opportunity overview we were holding in Louisville Kentucky.   As the story goes, he attended the event promising his wife Pat (An Angel) he was not going to get involved with a new business.   Long story short,  he joined that night, went home told Pat and her first question was, who is running the company?  His response,  a Preacher and a Kid.    That term (Preacher and Kid) and the story was shared thousands of times over the next few years.

Some of you attended Preacher and the Kid Tour that we did in about 14 cities in 1995.  (For those of you that don’t know … I was the kid)

Many of you own the first generic training program I ever produced  –  Confessions of a Network Marketing Millionaire









The quote at the bottom of the original front cover was from Bob.    “The Best How to Do It Right Training in the World”  Bob Armstrong  20 Year Network Marketing Veteran.  Bob was a huge part of the growth of New Image International and our organization.  He was a leaders, leader.

Bob went on to become one of the Top 10 money earners in our organization.   At one point we had 3 of the Top 25 money earners on our team were from the small town of New Salisbury, Indiana.   Bob and Pat loved to travel.  We had the opportunity to travel together to Hawaii, Cancun a couple of times, and on at least 3 Caribbean Cruises.    At one point Bob and Pat went to China for 30 days and why they were gone they added 1,000+ new members to their team.  (That is what happens when you focus on developing duplicating leadership)  Bob was a real leader, not someone who had a leadership title, he was one who lead people.

The last time I saw Bob was in Louisville about 7 years ago when I was conducting an open Master Lead Generation event there.   He walked in and gave me a big Armstrong bear hug and it was great to have him in attendance.   When I think of Bob I will always remember his relentless work ethic and the fact that he was a straight shooter.  He was not afraid to say what he thought and he loved people enough to tell them what they needed to hear.

He will be missed by many.

  • Life is short ladies and gentleman. Don’t take a moment for granted
  • Live each day to its fullest
  • Time is the most important asset you own, don’t waste it or take it for granted.

I know that we all probably feel we understand the 3 bullet points above.  I certainly thought that, most of my life.  However  two heart attacks a couple of years ago took those bullet points to a new level for me personally.   So take a moment, read them again, and let them  sink in.   Please remember Pat and Bob’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

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