James W. Armstrong,73 (Capt. J.) entered into rest on September 29, 2015 in Manteca, CA. He was born on November 14,1941 in Galveston,Texas. James was in the Air Force at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada, received an honorable discharge in 1964.
James is survived by his children, Tori, Todd and Sean Armstrong, grandchildren Nicole and Joseph. Great grandchildren; Jaylyn and Dominic. His loving wife Shirley Armstrong, step-children, Tammy Symons, Jeffrey Bryant and fiance Layla Voisinet, step grandchildren Amber, Rachel, Jenny, Jeff Jr., Jean, James and Mason. James was greatly loved by all.
James worked in the bay area as an Electronics Engineer for 45 years.
James was known for being meticulous in everything he did especially in his watercolor art. As a hobby James painted watercolor art with boats, harbors, lighthouses and seascapes. James was known as Capt. J. to all his friends and art collectors. He would spend up to 80 hours on one piece of art.
James and wife, Shirley, went to around 20 Arts and Craft Shows a year. He sold limited edition prints of his art. James had collectors of his art all over the bay area and in other countries for souvenirs of the USA.
James (Capt. J.) greatly enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson in the bay area mountains. As he would say, “ I love the wind in my face!”
James was also happiest when driving our motor home all over California and to
Las Vegas. He wanted to live in the motor home but became sick. So James kept busy in his garage where he would spend most of his time building things with wood and metals.
James is being cremated and will return home. James will go to his final resting place in Half Moon Bay when joined with his loving wife Shirley.
A celebration of life will be held on November 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 1185 N. Main St., Manteca, CA.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, October 7, 2015