Gerald Lee ( Jerry) Armstrong, 85, of Jacksonville, passed away at home on Thursday morning, September 10, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, September 19 at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel. Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his parents, James A and Lula (Kniss) Armstrong; his wife of 56 years, Carolyn A ( Morgan); brother, James; and son-in-law, Matthew E. Bobola. He is survived by his daughters, Julie Armstrong of Jacksonville, Suzanne Bobola of St Augustine, FL and Linda (Tim) Syfrett of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Patsy Nyberg; and brother, Jack ( Ellen ) Armstrong of Plainwell, MI. Mr. Armstrong enlisted and served 27 years in the USMC, retiring from the New River MCAS( H) as a MGySgt doing helicopter maintenance. His service included 3 tours in Vietnam. Upon retiring he opened a business, Armstrong's Alarm Service in Jacksonville for 32 years. Jerry's passion was duck hunting. He brought the first Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (waterfowl habitat conservation ) to Jacksonville and served as a Sponsor and NC State Chairman. The family will receive friends Saturday morning, prior to the service, from 11:00 – 12:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ducks Unlimited, American Cancer Society or Onslow Care Givers, Inc. Electronic condolences may be left for the family at www.jonesfh.org.