Larry G. Armey, 80, West Liberty
Obituaries · August 03, 2017

Larry G. Armey, 80, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Funeral service was Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home. Burial was in the Overman Cemetery in Atalissa. Online condolences may be made to the family at Memorials may be made to Atalissa Fire Department. A luncheon will be held at the Atalissa Fire Station immediately following the graveside service.

Larry was born July 13, 1937, in Cando, ND, the son of Glenn F. and Marion L. (Gutenschlage) Armey. He attended Cando High School. Larry had served in the U.S. Army and Navy. On Dec. 29, 1964, he was united in marriage to Patty Fern Buck in Illinois. For over 30 years he had worked in law enforcement, serving as Chief of Police in Atalissa, as well as on the West Liberty Police Department and as a jailer for the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Department.

He was a member of the Atalissa Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge, was an ordained minister, enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Patty of Atalissa; seven children: James (Tracy) Buck of Muscatine, Glenn (Annette) Armey of Dallas, Texas, Bill (Carolyn) Pace of Atalissa, John Armey of Florida, Richard (Karlina) Armey of Illinois City, Ill., Patty (Tim) Maxwell of Moscow, and Robert Armey of Atalissa; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Richard Armey, Charles Armey, James Armey; and two sisters: Glenda Thomas and Edith Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Winifred and brother Gordon.

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