John P. Armer, 88, of El Dorado, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, in Ruston, LA. He was born March 4, 1924, to William A. Armer, Sr. and Beatrice Major Armer in El Dorado, AR.
John was a United States Veteran of WWII and served in England, France, and Germany. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calion and was a member and Past Master of Champagnolle Lodge 768. He was the owner of Armer Body Shop.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Armer; daughter, Mary Armer Richey; five sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Betty Parker Armer of El Dorado; two sons, John P. Armer, Jr. of Baton Rouge, Dean Armer of El Dorado; brother, William A. Armer (Janice) of El Dorado; sister, Dorothy Graybill of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Chasity Howe (Jeff) of El Dorado; John Armer of El Dorado, Byron Sartor (Sarah) of Oklahoma City, OK, Jennifer Scallon (Patrick) of Baton Rouge, LA; and five great grandchildren, Kayla Armer of Baton Rouge, LA, Lauren Brown of El Dorado, Faith and Madison Sartor of Oklahoma City, OK, and Jayce Howe, El Dorado.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, at Young's Chapel with Bro. Sam Higgs officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. Masonic rites will be held at the graveside. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.