HOSCHTON - Robert Anthony "Tony" Armistead II, 54, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013.
He was born September 1, 1958, the son of Robert Anthony Armistead I and Martha Sirmon Armistead in Mobile, Ala. He was a member of the Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church. He earned A B.A. in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and was a National Account Executive with Xpedx. Tony loved his family more than anything. Mr. Armistead was an avid fisherman, fishing from childhood through adulthood, loved gardening, where he would spend hours in the yard, coached baseball for 20 years and football. He loved college football - Go SEC - Go Dawgs!; and was active in the theater pre-college days.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Marguerite Armistead, Hoschton; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Anthony Armistead III and Ashlyn Armistead, Charlotte, N.C.; sons, Lance James Armistead, Atlanta, and Landon Thomas Armistead, Hoschton; daughter, Michelle Armistead, Atlanta; granddaughter, Isabelle Armistead; parents, Robert Anthony and Martha Sirmon Armistead, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Ruth Armistead, Blythewood, S.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Julie and Wayne Cape, Alpharetta, and Alison and Tann McKenzie, Alpharetta; and mother-in-law, Carol Brackley, Houston, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 11, from the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. David Lee Davis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 10, at the funeral home.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.