William “Bill” L. Armstrong, 75, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 6:45 am January 19, 2022 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon.
He was born September 24, 1946 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Leslie B. and Myrna (Plummer) Armstrong. Bill married Cynthia (Sammons) Armstrong on July 16, 1967.In addition to his loving wife of fifty-four years, Bill is survived by his sons, Chad Armstrong and wife, Shawna of Dix, Illinois, Brent Armstrong and wife, Jamie of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Nolan Armstrong, Logan Armstrong; sister-in-law, Cathy Nicholson and husband, Jerry of Springfield, Missouri. Bill was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School, Mt. Vernon Community College and Memphis State University. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. Bill served as the Executive Director and secretary of the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of the City of Mt. Vernon. He was elected to the Jefferson County Board and continued to serve in that capacity for fourteen years, four of which he served as Chairman of the Board. Bill was very civic minded and his community service included The Jefferson County Mental Health Board, The Workforce Investment Board of Southern Illinois (six years as President), Chairman of Crosswalk Community Action Agency for the past thirteen years, board member of the Greater Egypt Planning Commission, Crime Stoppers Board of Mt. Vernon and Board member to the Midland Area on Aging Board. He was also elected as a Jefferson County Senior Saint. He also ran his own business, Armstrong Accounting and had thirty plus years of accounting experience. Bill was a member of Jefferson County Shrine Club. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had served as treasurer, administrative board, finance committee, usher and past president of the Methodist Men. Bill has worn many hats in his career but his most important one was that of husband, father and grandfather.
A Visitation will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 pm with Reverend Victor Long officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Bill’s honor to Angels on Assignment.Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.