Gary Armfield

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Gary G. Armfield, 73, of Belleville, IL, born August 25, 1946, in Salem, MO, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Armfield was a supervisory aviation safety inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration before his retirement and was a United States Air Force veteran.  Gary was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Belleville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Grant and Mary Maxine, nee Davis, Armfield.

Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Sandra L., nee Spacek, Armfield, whom he married on October 7, 1967, at Oakside Community Church, Arroll, MO;
two sons, Matthew G. (Darlene) Armfield of High Ridge, MO, and Brandon M. Armfield of Belleville, IL;
five grandchildren, Marissa and Rebekah Armfield, and Brandon Jr., Kaylee and Eli Armfield;
and two sisters, Mary Ann (Joe) Macy of Bel Aire, MD, and Lana Kaut of Ft. Worth, TX.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Faith Baptist Church, 405 East Main Street, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020, at Faith Baptist Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Scott Baker officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Monday, August 10, 2020, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.




24 Comments on Gary Armfield

Robert & Teresa VanHoose said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2020 at 12:34 PM

We Just learned of your loss. Our deepest sympathies and prayers to the whole family. He was a wonderful man a true inspiration! We will miss him. Love and hugs, Robert& Teresa

  • Soringfield
  • Ohio
Sandy & Rocky Moore said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2020 at 2:11 PM

May God comfort all of you as only He can❣️ You all have been a blessing to us over the years! Gary always had a smile on his face & so very kind! Glad we were part of knowing & loving Gary Till we meet again? Rocky & Sandy

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Connie Brydon said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2020 at 4:04 AM

So sorry for your loss Sandy my prayers are with you and your family. Sending my deepest condolences! Gary was such a blessing one of the kindest gentleman I knew. Never failed to go out of his way to greet you at church. Will certainly be missed!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Adam Barlock Family said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2020 at 7:02 PM

Best Boomer Sooner buddy ever best usher ever an awesome Godly example my entire life Thank you sir for being that example for us young men and even watching your continued faithfulness over the years is a true treasure

  • Salem
  • Illinois
Chuck and Judy Neal said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2020 at 3:07 PM

So sorry for your loss of Gary. Even though it has been several years since we lived in Belleville we have some special memories of your family while living there. Judy and Chuck

  • Anna
  • Il
Ed and Debbie Bragg said : Guest Report May 21, 2020 at 7:38 PM

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you! God bless you all!

  • Saint Anne
  • IL
Walt and Margret Shankle said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 6:57 PM

Your Sandy Brandon and Matthew Walter and I are brokenhearted and praying for you and the loss of Gary your dear husband and father and Grandfather. May God give you his comfort his peace knowing that we look forward to that great day when we shall meet again

  • Belleville
  • IL
Donna Lough said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 6:17 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Sweet man, and wonderful family. May God watch over you all.

  • Rolla
  • MO
Don & Debbie Laidley said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 3:39 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God Bless you and fill you with his Love and Presence.

  • Fairmont City
  • Illinois
Kathy Armfield Phelan said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM

So very sorry for your loss, he is at peace now. May your memories bring you comfort.

  • Chesterfield
  • Mo
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap. 1019 said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 8:40 AM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
James Zuehl said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 11:41 PM

May God comfort you and give you strength at this time. Gary prayed with much love and humility when prayer requests were received.

  • o'Fallon
  • Illinois
Barry Allison Armfield (cousin) said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 11:30 PM

God’s Piece to Sandra, Matthew and Brandon. Our Good Lord will be there for you. Gary will always be in my thoughts and if anyone wants to here more, I have it. We have lost a hero here on earth and Heaven has gained an angel. Our blessings, Barry & Jenny Armfield

  • St. Louis County
  • Missouri
Ron and Sheila Barlock said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 10:54 PM

So sorry to hear of Gary's passing wish we were there to give you a hug Sandy know that you and your family are in our prayers. You all have been on my heart for weeks and we have been praying. I'm so thankful that this is not the end and we will all be reunited some day till than Gsry will be missed love Ron and Sheila

  • Granite City
  • Illinois
Judy Herbert (Beers) said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 9:07 PM

I haven’t seen you in many years but think of you often and the important part you played in shaping my kids. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you!

  • Burlington
  • North Carolina
Lamont Wilson said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 3:55 PM

Gary was my supervisor when I first got hired at the FAA, and continued to be up until he retired. He was a good man.

  • Wood River
  • Illinois
Martha Estep said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 3:25 PM

So very sorry for your loss! Gary was one of the kindest, most faithful persons I’ve ever met. We love and are praying for you all. Estep Family

  • Winston
  • Ga
Janice Thompson -Hall said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 1:12 PM

Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

  • Ofallon
  • MO
Sandy Thornton said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Condolences for Gary's family. Mary Macy, I'm sorry for your loss. May happy memories of Gary sustain you through your grief.

  • Dallas
  • Texas
James and Dorothy Lauf said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 7:59 AM

Gary was a blessing to all. He was kind, friendly and easy to become a friend. We've loved having him and Sandy as not only a fantastic neighbor but a wonderful friend. He will be missed every day. You've gained your wings now Gary. Rest in Peace.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Glenda Cook said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 7:04 PM

So sorry for your lose but heavens gain ! He will be missed a faithful man ! He was a joy to be around!

  • Ofallon
  • I’ll.
Peggy (Bryant) Nugent said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 6:03 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. My prayers are for his family that they will find Peace and strength.

  • Valrico
  • Florida
Linda Kirkman said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM

May God be with all of you at this time and give you extra peace. Prayers for your families. LOVE, Randy &Linda Kirkman

  • Mo
Dwayne Armfield said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 5:25 PM

We are so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family. Gary is with the Lord, his suffering is over......

  • Unionville
  • Mo

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