Jack M. Armistead passed on 21 December 2020 after a full life, he was 81 years old. Born in Boone, NC to Lucille and Jack L. Armistead, he is a graduate of Appalachian State College and William & Mary. A teacher and a coach at both the high school and collegiate level (Christopher Newport), Jack was passionate about sports, first basketball and then for the next 60 years … tennis. He picked up the game at the age of 21, and over the decades he played in countless tournaments, ran a tennis store, was a pro at various country clubs and coached a myriad of teams to various championships.
The other love of his life was his wife Betty, who he met as an undergrad, and they were married for over 59 years. Together they traveled Europe when she was stationed there as a US Air Force civilian in the 1980’s. They had a great life afterwards in retirement, moving back and forth between Boone, NC and Vero Beach, FL, where they had homes and relatives. He is survived by his wife Betty; son, Leigh and daughter, Leslie, plus their families and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to FUMC Youth Group, First United Methodist Church, 1750 20th St., Vero Beach, FL., 32960.
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