Alva Edgar Armbruster


Alva Edgar Armbruster
Alva Edgar Armbruster

On Friday, April 1st, 2022, Ed (Alva) Armbruster, loving husband, father, and friend, passed away at 73. Services will be held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. The burial will be at Llano Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 P.M., Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. 2800 Paramount Blvd. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Ed was born on November 7, 1948, in Amarillo, TX to Eldon and Helen Louise Armbruster. He married Shirley Ann Simpson (Little Brown Eyes) on Jan 29th, 1976. They raised Jonathan, their only son, together. He mentored many Boy Scouts and other young men who needed a man to show them how to build a campfire, sharpen a knife, or pitch a tent. He was a member of Victory Church in Amarillo for many years and retired from Pantex after working there for most of his life. He has been living in Ft. Worth, TX with his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids.

Ed loved working with wood and building things. He also loved collecting eagles, cars, and guns, camping, and riding motorcycles. He had fond memories of the good times he had with friends from his home fellowship group, years as a scoutmaster, motorcycle rallies, serving at church, and the missionโ€™s trips to Honduras. He especially loved doing projects and crafts with his grandkids. He truly was a loving, generous, patient father to so many. He took care of people and gave his time, money, and tools to anyone who needed them. His smile, though rare, was guaranteed to make you laugh.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents Eldon and Helen Louise Armbruster and his step-sister Christy Jo. He is survived by his loving stepmom Nancy, sister Deborah, brothers Steve and Anthony, step-brother Keith, and step-sisters Mitsi and Diana, son Jonathan, his favorite daughter-in-law, Penny, daughter Jennifer, grandkids Noah, Autumn, and Carter, and of course, the love of his life of 46 years, Shirley.

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13 Replies to “Alva Edgar Armbruster”

  1. It has been a blessing to know you two from our Primetime group at Gateway Church. Happy you both were able to join us as often as you could. I know you both enjoyed our group as much as we enjoyed having you in our group. And that you attended PINK, and Ed joined us and the other men that evening for food, fun, and fellowship. Praying for you and for your family. Ed’s Godly legacy and sweet memories of this sweet and kind man will continue. Love and prayers,

  2. My son and I were so blessed to have you in our lives Mr. Ed. You have made a great impact on our lives and I am grateful that the Lord allowed us to have you in our lives. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven. Hugs and love to Shirley and the family! Praying for the Holy Spirit to comfort you during this season. Love ya’ll!

  3. Dearest Shirley, Jonathan, and family,
    My heart is saddened for the loss of a dear husband and father and grandfather who loved and blessed so many through his service and the work of his hands! I am glad his physical suffering is over, and he is with the great Carpenter! Love and prayers for comfort are with all of you!

  4. My boys and I have been incredibly blessed to have Ed in our lives. My sons remember their camping trip and how much he taught them about wood and the great outdoors. He was always kind to me and supportive of my family, knowing my boys needed a strong male role model. Grandad you will be missed by so many, but we are grateful you are dancing with Jesus and free of earthly burdens. Until we meet again.

  5. Shirley, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief. May God bless you with peace and comfort, knowing you will be with him again one day.

    Pam Holman (Kevin’s mom, from your class at Rolling Hills)

  6. My prayers go out to the family. I had a great time working with Ed (Bruno as we called him in TAB bay) at Pantex many years ago. He was a great guy to be around. He & I had many a good laugh. Hadn’t seen him in a number of years & wondered where he’d wound up at but, I’ve never forgot him . Farewell Old Friend. See you again in an even better place & we’ll have more good laugh’s…..

  7. Jay and I are going to miss your wit and humor! Thank you for all the wonderful Cub Scout memories when my kids were younger. You were definitely a Leader with so much unconditional love for everyone! You left some huge shoes to fill. Forever in our hearts Mr. Ed! โ™ฅ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ•Š

  8. So sorry to hear this. I know you had a wonderful life with Ed. We prey for healing for you and family. I know he be missed.

  9. Oh Ed!!! I can’t believe it!!! You know we all love you. Thank you Ed, for imparting so much into my life and my baby’s lives. My heart and prayers to all the family โค

  10. Shirley, Jonathan, Penny and all the Armbruster family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of your great loss. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

  11. So going to miss Mr. Ed! Was an awesome influence on my son in scouts, church and friendship. My family was blessed knowing him. I am honored the Lord allowed us to know Ed and his precious family. Ed-my trips to home depot wont be the same without you. Love, hugz and prayers for family. We will all see you soon.

    1. Shirley
      Prayers to you and your family during this time. It was so nice to see 2 people who truly loved each other on this Earth. Your faith and marriage is an inspiration to so many. God has received an angel with Ed.
      Love you,
      Ashley and Justin Boydston

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