Curtis James Armstrong was born on August 31, 1935, in Fluvanna County to the late Queen Victoria Johnson Armstrong and George Washington Armstrong.
Curtis was educated at S. C. Abrams High School in Fluvanna County.
Curtis joined the West Bottom Baptist Church at an early age and then he joined Cloverdale Baptist Church later with his wife. He was a faithful member and a devoted man of God. Curtis served as a Sunday School Teacher, taught Vacation Bible School, Treasurer, and Church Custodian for many years. He sang on the Cloverdale Senior Choir and Male Chorus and was the last Senior Deacon of the Cloverdale Baptist Church.
Curtis worked at the Fork Union Military Academy; drove the school bus for Fluvanna County; worked at James River Correctional Center in Goochland; and served his community as one of the 1st African American Deputy Sheriffs of Fluvanna County.
Curtis was a carpenter, a mechanic, a business owner and owned a local community convenience store and a lawn care business. He enjoyed watching game shows like Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, Andy Griffin and Mama’s House and his favorite pastime was playing spades and Bid Whist and he could play!Curtis was preceded in death by parents Queen Victoria Johnson Armstrong and George W. Armstrong; wife Emma E. Armstrong, brothers Nathan Armstrong and Carlton Armstrong and Sister Lelia (“Moosie”) Anderson and son Ronnie Anderson.