Ramon Nevarro Armstead was the oldest son of the late Andrew Sr. and Jeanette H. Armstead. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 11th, 1933. He was predeceased by a brother, Andrew Jr. Armstead, a sister, Reverend Joan Armstead, and his wife, Sylvia Armstead. Ramon graduated in 1953 from Armstrong High School located in Richmond Virginia. During his high school tenure, he was an avid sports player loving the games of baseball, basketball, track, and football. His talent and passion for the game of football earned him the title to be known as the “Bull Moose”! Upon graduating from high school, Ramon joined the Marine Corps in 1953, and served his country as a proud Korean War Veteran. Ramon received an honorable discharge in 1957; afterwards, he pursued a higher education at Virginia State College later named Virginia State University in 1979. Ramon graduated with an associate degree in engineering. He moved to the Hampton Roads area to work forthe Norfolk Naval Shipyard until 1967. Without delay, Ramon being a forward-thinking man of color established his own business named Economy Woodwork! Outside of spending time with his family, Ramon’s favorite personal moments were spent on the golf course! As an enthusiastic golfer, his skills were so developed that he became a semi-professional golfer. Ramon played in many tournaments local and out of state to win multiple titles and obtain several trophies that will passed down to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A man of Christian beliefs, hard-working, independent, and wise Ramon enjoyed life! He often told his children and grandchildren that he enjoyed all of them and that he had a wonderful and great life! He will always be remembered for his strong-will personality and as a man with many ideas and wisdom he imparted to his loved ones. His legacy will be carried on through the lives of his children, Gregory Allen (Kirsta) of Laurel, MD; Kenneth Armstead (Jamila) of Suffolk, VA; Stacie Armstead of Norfolk, VA; and Kimberly Thornton of Chesapeake, VA. Ramon has 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He also leaves to cherish his memories a sister, Vivian Armstead of Richmond, VA; a sister-n-law, Bernice Armstead of Richmond, VA; and a special friend along with nieces, nephews, and a host of friends!
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