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Herbert C. Armentrout

Mr. Herbert C. “Herb” Armentrout, age 87, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Armentrout was born in Washington County and son of the late Hiram Daniel and Bessie Mae Broyles Armentrout. He was also proceeded in death by brothers Opie Karl Armentrout, George Columbus Armentrout, Jay Hiram Armentrout, Dewell Armentrout, and John Mack Armentrout.
Herb was a graduate of Sulphur Springs School and East Tennessee State University. He taught at Fall Branch School for four years and then worked at Oak Ridge Laboratory before returning to ETSU as a biology professor. He taught for thirty years and was recognized as a distinguished faculty member and professor emeritus.
Mr. Armentrout was a woodworker and loved the outdoors. He took students on many outings in nature and helped organize the Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty Armentrout, Jonesborough; a special niece and caregiver Lisa; extended family Sara Smith, Dorothy Sult, and Bill Laughrun; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted 3:00 pm Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Sulphur Springs Cemetery with Rev. Jimmie Rogers officiating. Attendees are requested to meet at the cemetery.
Mr. Armentrout’s body will be available from viewing 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Thursday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers are Bill Laughrun, Glen Johnson, Glen Arnold, Daniel Armentrout, Joshua Armentrout, George Armentrout Jr., Russel “Buddy” Broyles, and Darrell Boykin.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Herbert Armentrout ETSU Education Fund P.O. Box 70721 Johnson City, TN 37614.

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Anne Schmudde Hudnall
Mr. Armentrout was a kind, intelligent, giving and insightful man. I was so honored to have been mentored by him as a young student. He told me I was a gifted teacher and should go into the field. I am still at it today. He was like a father and Betty you treated us like your own children. Such fond memories and I am so grateful for the blessing of knowing Mr. Armentrout. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Anne Schmudde Hudnall
So sad to hear of his passing. The kindest man and a superior mentor. Thankful for his guidance in my life.
Susan Pearson Rose
Mr. Armentrout was a wonder man. I worked on campus for him 1982-1987. He was a great influence on me and treated me like a daughter. My prayers are with his family.
Dr Chris Lefler
I just learned of Mr Armentrout's passing. I had the honor and privilege to have studied under him and he was a mentor as I and friend as I began my teaching career in biology. He was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you, the family of such a great man who touched so many students lives. Sincerely, Chris Lefler
Patricia Stafford Branham
Mr. Armentrout was one of my favorite people in the world. He was good,kind, thoughtful,and brilliant. I don't know of anyone who cared more about his students. I am so grateful that our life paths crossed! He will be greatly missed!
barry audia
dr. Armentrout was an incredible man who helped me tremendously while I was in school at E.T.S.U I went back to school at the age of 29 and was out of touch with the Studies. Dr. Armentrout helped get me back on track. I'll always remember him as someone who had a great influence on my life.
Mark H. Banks
Dr. Armentrout was a wonderful teacher & person. I had one of his classes @ a very low point in my life. I wasn't sure I wanted to continue my education. His class reinvigorated me & I made sure to thank him @ the end of the quarter. Later I had the privilege of having him for my teaching methods class. I've thought of him often through the years & try to bring that same level of enthusiasm for my students. May his family find peace & comfort in this time of sorrow & separation
Steve Swann
My condolences. I grew up around Mr. Armentrout. His office was across from my father's on the ETSU campus in Brown Hall. He was also my major professor at ETSU during my undergraduate there. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Armentrout and the rest of you at this time.