Stanley Meriwether Armistead
January 3, 1963 ~ June 14, 2010
Stanley Meriwether Armistead, age 47, died June 14th at his home in Johnson City after a long illness. Stan was born on January 3, 1963. At the age of 3 he went to Costa Rica with his family who were to serve in Latin America as Presbyterian missionaries. They then were in Mexico, in Chilpancingo and Ometepec, where he was homeschooled by his mother with his brothers and sister. During a year in the US he attended Cherokee Elementary School, and on the return to Mexico he attended the American School in Mexico City. After a year the family moved to Quito, Ecuador, and he attended the Alliance Academy, graduating in 1981. He was active in sports, especially basketball and mountain climbing. Stan attended King College, and then graduated from Davidson College with an Art Studio Major. He enjoyed painting in oils and did graphite drawings. He loved animals, especially dogs--his special friend was Cinnamon. His interests were philosophy, reading, writing poetry and short stories, photography, and was a student of current issues. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James N. and Charmie White of Johnson City and by William C. and Ann Armistead of Brentwood, Tennessee. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Estelle Armistead of Johnson City, brothers Robert of Milwaukee, WI, James and Patti of Lexington, KY, and Daniel and Mary Elizabeth of Las Cruces, NM, his sister Audrey and Keith Valencourt of Salisbury, NC, his Aunt Mary Frances White of Bristol, TN, "Uncle" Fred and "Aunt" Margret White of Bristol, VA, Uncle William C. and Aunt Nancy Armistead of Decatur, AL, as well as nephews Issac, Lewis and Robert, a niece, Anna Marie, and cousins Ellis, Ellen, David, and Steve. Memorial gifts can be made to Living Waters For The World, 5016 Spedale Court #399, Spring Hill, TN 37174, or Covenant Presbyterian Church, 603 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604. Visitation with the family is at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 19, from 12 to 2pm, followed by the funeral service at 2pm with committal service to follow at Monte Vista.