Louis Elliott Armstrong, age 76, of Albany, Kentucky.
Born: April 29, 1945
Home to our Lord: November 7, 2021.
Elliott was born while his two older brothers, Gordon and David, were overseas during WWll. His father, Alvin, passed away when Elliott was nine years old. He formed a very strong and loving bond with his mother, Snow Armstrong.
Elliott lived a rich life with many adventures. He became interested in art after taking art classes taught by Mildred Denney while attending Clinton County High School. After graduating at the age of 17, he attended Western Kentucky University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree studying under Professor Walter Stomps.
His first teaching job took him to Nashville, Tennessee where he enjoyed teaching a senior art class for five years.
Colorado and Tucson, Arizona were his next adventures where he further pursued his art career by focusing on his own artwork. Although he painted some very special realistic pieces, his favorite style was abstract expressionism where he would express his feelings, and ideas through shape and color. He loved brilliant colors, and his artwork was influenced by the rock formations in Colorado and Arizona. His paintings have been shown across the country from New York to California.
In the late 1980s, after his Mother's health began to decline, Elliott moved home to Albany to help care for her. He also returned to the classroom to teach art at Clinton County High School while furthering his own education in art at Western Kentucky University where he earned his master’s degree.
Elliott’s retirement years were spent traveling, hiking, and visiting with his beloved friends and family. Helping to plan the Albany Foothills Festival was a highlight for him every year. He also enjoyed helping to beautify the Albany courtyard. Elliott loved to go out to eat, and had many favorite restaurants that he visited regularly.
Elliott, we will think of you with every beautiful sunrise, with every “delicious sunset,” and with every rainbow that lights up the sky with its spectacular colors.
Thank you for genuinely being a part of our lives. Thank you for your regular phone calls to check on each of us which always included every member of our family - including pets. Thank you for your constant encouragement, presence, and love.
Elliott was preceded in death by his parents Alvin Elliott and Ada Snow (Duvall) Armstrong, his brothers and sister-in-laws, Gordon and Mary Lou Armstrong; David and Joyce Armstrong. Elliott is survived by his nieces and nephews: Richard (Joy) Armstrong, Vicki Jo Armstrong (Michael) Lawson, Ginger Lou (Jimmy) Dowell, Shannon Dee (Donnie) Thrasher, Susan (Benjamin) Lapus, Deborah (Steve) Milanowski, Laura (James) VanDerBos, David (Lindy) Armstrong, many great and great great nieces and nephews, and very dear friends whom he loved across the country.
Elliott will always be remembered as a kind, loving, gentle, and generous soul, an artist, a teacher, a friend, a son, brother, cousin, and uncle. A person who formed friendships that lasted a lifetime. Philippians 4:5 "Let your gentleness be known to all men.” A verse he lived well.
Visitation and services will be held November 11th, 2021 at the First Christian Church of Albany. Visitation: 11:00 - 2:00pm.
Services at 2pm with Rev Philip Nevius. Dinner to follow after his internment at Albany Cemetery.
Arrangements made by Talbott Funeral Home.