Jodie Henry Armstrong (Papa, Peep, Pop) passed away on June 18, 2013 at the age of 76. Jodie was born in Georgiana, Alabama to Mr. Jessie J. Armstrong and Mrs. Clodie R. Armstrong. He moved with his family to Pensacola when he was a child and he lived there for the remainder of his life.
Jodie met the love of his life Catherine S. Armstong (mMeme, Grandma) at Sanders Beach and they were married in 1958. Jodie Cathie shared 55 years of love and devotion, together they raised three loving daughters; Teresa, Becky and Sharon.
Jodie retired from the Pensacola Police Department in 1992 after 30 years of service as a patrolman, TAC, detective and training officer. He was a mountain of a man and a role model for everyone who met him. He loved the outdoors, hunting fishing and camping but nothing brought him greater joy and happiness than spending time with Cathie, their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his puppies. Sundays and holidays at their home (aka 410) were always filled with love, laughter, and Pop and Meme's Sunday Dinner Specials. Over the years countless number of family, friends, including numerous police officers, have enjoyed the fun, love and chaos at 410.
He is survived by his loving wife, Cathie; children, Teresa L. (Gregory N. Shows) Shows, of Gulf Breeze, FL, Becky R. (Rickey E. Cook, Sr.) of Pensacola, FL, Sharon K. Davis of Pensacola, FL; grandchildren, Cpt. Jeffery P. (Michelle) Colley, Jr. of Pensacola, FL, Rickey E. Cook Jr. of Los Angeles, CA, Katin R. Davis of Pensacola, FL, Jodie A Cook of Nashville, TN, Sara J. Davis of Pensacola, Gregory N Shows Jr. of Gulf Breeze, FL, Willie M Cook of Pensacola, Rachel C. Shows of Gulf Breeze, FL; great grandchildren, Savannah B. Colley of Pensacola, FL, Jeffery D Colley of Pensacola, FL; brothers, Jamie (Charlotte) Armstrong of Pensacola, FL, Lloyd (Linda) Armstrong of Milton, FL; as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be the Pensacola Police Department Honor Guard.
Visitation will be on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10:30 Saturday at the funeral home also. Burial will follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.easterngatememorial.com.