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Wes Armstrong leaves us

Dear MCA Members,

It is with shock and sadness that I just received word from the Armstrong family that our charter member, huge MCA supporter and Massey collector, husband, father and friend Wes Armstrong passed away last night.  Because of the holidays arrangements will not be made until Saturday.  As we hear more we will share the information with you.

Please keep the Armstrong family in your thoughts and prayers during the very difficult times.

Rest In Peace dear friend Wes.


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Wow.....I can't believe it. To Debbie, Damond and the rest of your family, I am sorry for your loss. 

RIP Wes, you will be missed.

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Wow! I'm still having a hard time believing this is true. I believe Wes has had his ups and downs with just about every health issue you can imagine in the last 10 years and has always pulled through just in time to make it to the next Massey gathering. Wes was the most easy going laid back guy you will ever meet. He was always there to lend a helping hand to whomever needed it even though his doctor told him the day before not to lift more than 10 pounds. Wes will truely be missed by all the "Massey" family and friends. 
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie, Damond, Dorliska, their whole family. We are so, so very sorry for your loss. 
Joe & JoJo

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Debbie and family       With a lump in our throat we reach out to the Armstrong  family.  More like this can't be true. He was more than a friend, a massey collector, and an example of the kind of people we all should be.  Truely a man who went above and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.     Steve and Marci

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I am with Dakota, I can't believe this.  What a great loss to the Massey family.  
Prayers for the Armstrong family.

Tom and Carol

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 I have mulled around for a couple days, trying to come up with words that are deserving.  Wes to my knowledge, enjoyed life as he wanted to live it. And he did. Wes did the very best at turning the Lemons of life, into the best Lemonade. Wes always had a compliment, smile, and respected everyones place in the Universe.  People like him, make a difference in this world.  R I P , our good friend.   T & K

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Dear MCA Members,

As most of you know Wes Armstrong passed away on Wenesday morning.  Listed below is his obituary that include  details and plans for his service.  We hope to see everyone in El Paso on Tuesday.  Rest in Peace my friend.


Wesley D. Armstrong

March 17, 1959 ~ November 24, 2021 (age 62)
El Paso-Wesley D. Armstrong, 62 of El Paso passed away at 9:09 a.m. on November 24, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Wes was born on March 17, 1959 at Bloomington a son of Carl and Ruby Hibbs Armstrong. He married Debbie A. Roberts on March 17, 1984 at El Paso. She survives.

Other survivors include his son, Damond K. Armstrong and his daughter, Dorliska S. Armstrong, both of El Paso; his mother in law Ruth Anne Roberts of El Paso. Many nieces, nephews and special friends. Also surviving is his special bulldog friend, Zeus.

Wes was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Sheldon, siblings, Dorothy, Bobby and Logan.
He was a retired truck driver for Furrow Trucking and was a loyal member of the Illinois and National Massey Collectors Association.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 7 at Ruestman Harris Funeral Home, El Paso. Memorial services will be on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Secor Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to, The El Paso Gridley FFA or American Kidney Foundation.
Wes was loved by all and will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Online tributes and condolences may be sent to his family at


November 30, 2021
4:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Ruestman Harris Funeral Home
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

December 1, 2021
10:30 AM
Ruestman Harris Funeral Home
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738