John James Armstrong

June 2, 1968 - Aug. 4, 2017

John ‘Big John’ James Armstrong, 49, of Valliant, Oklahoma, passed from this earth on Aug. 4, 2017, in Powderly, Texas. John was born June 2, 1968 in San Francisco, California to John Edward and Cathey (Alvey) Armstrong.

Big John graduated from North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo, Washington and, before becoming disabled, had spent most of his career being a contractor for nuclear power plants. Big John had lived in the Valliant area for the last 2 years moving from Grant, Oklahoma.

He was affliated with the 1st Baptist Church of Ft. Towson and enjoyed being on the Volunteer Fire Department. Big John had always been a good kid growing up and grew up to be a good and soft-hearted man. He loved people and his dogs. Big John enjoyed being with his friends and family and was known to have the heart of a teddy bear. He was a proud member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, of Kingston, Washington.

John leaves to cherish his memory his mom and step-dad, Cathey and Ricky Young, of Europa, Mississippi; sisters, Rondi, and husband, Kevin Harris, of Valliant, and Jamie Harrington, of Mississippi; step-brother, Jacob P. Harrington, of Memphis; nieces and nephews, Jordann Harris, of Valliant, Shaun, and wife, Shantel Webb, of Valliant, Austen Webb, of Valliant, Jason Alvey, of Kentucky, and Jessica Woods, of Kentucky; aunts and uncles, Jim, and wife, Lois Armstrong, of Indianola, Bennie Armstrong, of Suquamish, Clay, and wife, Dawn Alvey, of Ft. Towson, Joanne, and husband, Arnold Collins, of Alberta, Canada, and Debra Sue, and husband, Vince Del Morale, of Ft. Towson; special friend, Leona Wheeler, of Hugo; life-long friends, Richard Bjorkman and Carla McCarthick; many cousins, and other family, and a host of friends.

John was preceded in death by his father, John Edward Armstong; maternal grandparents, Virginia and James Alvey,; and paternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Armstrong.

Celebration of Life service, Sept. 2, 2017 at 10:00am at House of Awakening Culture, Suquamish, Washington.