Wm. Raymond Armistead

Born in Gallatin, TN on February 6, 1931

Departed on January 10, 2017 and resided in Adairville, KY

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Wm. Raymond Armistead, age 85 of Adairville, KY and formerly of Gallatin, TN passed away January 10, 2017 surrounded by his family. The only child of the late Hershel and Mamie Armistead, Raymond was born on February 6, 1931 on the family farm in Sumner County. Raymond attended school in Sumner County and graduated from Gallatin High School in 1949 where he was named “Outstanding Senior.” After high school he continued work on his family farm until 1972 when he fulfilled his dream of having a grain farm in Southern Kentucky where he and his late wife, Winnifred raised their 3 sons. The farm is still in operation today under the supervision of his son, Joel. Farming was Raymond’s life and he always embraced new technology in his profession and applied it wherever he could; Raymond lived on his farm up until his last days on this earth. Raymond loved baseball and enjoyed playing in country leagues around Gallatin; he enjoyed tractor pulling where his family competed for many years. He was a member of Benevolent Lodge #177 in Franklin, KY where he was a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner; he was also a longtime member of Adairville Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Winnifred Armistead. He is survived by his sons, Joel Armistead (Tracey), Kevin Armistead (Renea) and Eric Armistead (Rhonda); special friend, Margaret Wiseman; grandchildren, Ben Armistead (Candy), Justin Armistead (Maritza), Phillip Armistead, Jordan Armistead (Hannah), Zach Armistead (Rachael), Morgan Bella (Jesse), Jared Armistead (Kelsey) and Hunter Armistead; great-grandchildren, Addie, Tucker, Micky, Andrew, Scout and Atlas. Life Celebration Services for Raymond will be held on Friday, January 13th at 6:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Crestview Funeral Home in Gallatin and on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 P.M. from the Adairville Baptist Church with Bro. Carl Frudenthal officiating both services. Visitation with the family will be on Friday from 3-6 P.M. at Crestview Funeral Home and on Saturday from 10 A.M.-2 P.M. at Adairville Baptist Church. Interment will follow the service Saturday in Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Logan County High School FFA, % Jay Campbell, 2200 Bowling Green Rd., Russellville, KY 42276. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Hwy. 109 N., Gallatin, TN (615)452-1943 www.crestviewfh.com

3 Comments to Mr. Wm. Raymond Armistead

  1. Russell Wolfe
    January 12, 2017 5:48 pm

    I knew Ramond since we were teenagers, used to go to his house on long hollow to play football on Sunday. Me and some more buddies, my brother Bobby was a friend of Raymond.also my sister Ruth Wright thought a lot of him,as very many people that knew him,Will miss him greatly. My thoughts and prayers to all the family!

  2. Clarence Kirby
    January 12, 2017 8:39 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the family
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you
    Kathy , Jeff and Jennifer will miss him.
    Clarence and Gay

  3. Thomas H. Neal, Jr
    January 12, 2017 11:17 pm

    Good friend for 70+ years and at Gallatin High school. He would have been an outstanding athlete in high school but as an only farm son he was needed on the farm and could not stay after school and practice. School buses did not wait for athletes. Was very much a scholar and school leader. I helped him run successfully as the FIRST student body president of Gallatin High.
    We played on the Baptist church softball team in the late 40,s when it was not unusual to have a thousand or more spectators at the games, no TV in those days. Trophy was to be given to first church league team to win a total of three seasons. We Baptist won the first three in a row and retired the trophy.
    We spent many nights in the green Plymouth listening to major league baseball games. Always a gentleman and very much a scholar. Visited him many times through the years on the farm and was always impressed with his scientific approach to farming.
    I see St Peter meeting him at the gate with a new ball glove and the admonition of- there are the “Green Pastures”, go and play on the green pastures you love so much in a game that never ends with friends that have gone before.
    Raymond, save me my old spot on third base as some day I will be joining you.

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