Ronald J. Armstrong

Ronald J. “Big Ron” or “Muffley” Armstrong, age 72, passed suddenly in his sleep on Monday, November 30, 2020 at his home in Lawrence, KS. Ron was born on January 26, 1948 in Coffeyville, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Marjorie Armstrong; a sister, Joyce Chaney; and a brother, Jay Armstrong. He is survived by a son, Charlie (Brittany) Armstrong and 4 grandchildren, Xavier Armstrong, Conner Armstrong, Isabella Spuehler and Grayson Armstrong all of Kansas City, MO; Step-son, Jacob (Whitney) Armstrong of Parkville, MO; former spouse, Barbara Shumate (Senter) of Kansas City, MO; 3 sisters, Donna Long of Moberly, MO; Joannie (Tom) Grist of Topeka, KS and Judy (Mark) Flagler of Rossville, KS; a sister-in-law, Nancy Armstrong of Meriden, KS; another “sister” and roommate, Tywilla Adams of Lawrence, KS and numerous brothers and sisters from his extended family, the Aesthetes motorcycle club. Ron also left behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss his warmth and sense of humor.

Ron was a veteran of the Vietnam war and served his country proudly in the US Army. He was wounded in battle and received the Purple Heart Award. He also received the Combat Infantryman Badge during his time in service.

After returning home from his tour of duty, Ron became a motorcycle enthusiast and joined the Aesthetes motorcycle club where he found an extended family made up of his many new friends and brothers. He was a member of the club for 50 years.

You will be missed.