R. Keith Armel, 83, of St. Clairsville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2017 at his home. He was born December 8, 1933 in Harmarville, PA a son of the late Frank L. and Virginia Struble Armel.
Keith was a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education. After college he joined the U.S. Army where he earned numerous marksmanship awards. He worked for the Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind then as a Pharmaceutical Representative for Lederle Laboratories, now Pfizer. He was an avid golfer and loved woodworking.
He was a member of Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville Noon Rotary Club, Thoburn United Methodist Men, American Legion Post #159 and Jaycees.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirlene Wyman and a brother, Lyn Armel.
Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara Helfrich Armel of St. Clairsville; children, Randy (Joan) Armel of Spotsylvania, VA., Marcy (Jeff) Tennant of Bridgeport, OH., Roger (Laura) Armel of Matthews, NC; six grandchildren, Jessica (Justin) Allen, Ryan Armel, Jeffrey Tennant, Jr., Kaitlyn Tennant, Ashley Armel and Olivia Armel; two great-grandchildren, Sam Allen and Hannah Allen.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 12 pm until time of funeral service at 5 pm at the Thoburn United Methodist Church with Rev. Adam Davis officiating. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Belmont County Veterans Association. Final arrangements at the convience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Thoburn United Methodist Church by going to “TMCFunding.com”
Arrangements by Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Clairsville.
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