A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 11 AM at Riverton United Methodist Church, 55 East Strasburg Road, Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Strasburg.
Sheriff Armentrout was born on June 17, 1942 in Oakton, Virginia to the late Nelson and Ella Makeley Armentrout. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Roy Timothy Armentrout and sister-in-law, Joyce Armentrout. He graduated from Strasburg High School class of 1960 and attended Lord Fairfax Community College. He retired from the Warren County Sheriff Department in 2003 and prior to his tenure as Sheriff, he spent ten years at the Front Royal Police Department where he rose to the rank of sergeant. He was a very active member of the Front Royal and Warren County community with many memberships, awards and positions including past president of the Front Royal Jaycees, lifetime member of Warren County Fair, past president of Virgina State Sheriff Association, past president of the Fraternal Order of Police, member of Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department, past president and member of Community Church Bowling League, first commissioner of the Women’s Softball Team, coach for Front Royal Little League and Softball League, member of Front Royal Rotary Club, he organized and was the first commissioner of the Front Royal Soccer League, he initiated both the D.A.R.E. program and the Bicycle Rodeo for Warren County Schools, he organized the Warren County Senior Citizens Call-In Program, was awarded the Elliott Marshall Community Service Award in 1993, and was named Outstanding Young Man of Virginia in 1975 and America in 1976.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Jane Armentrout of Front Royal; son, Blue Ajay (Christina) of Texas; daughter, Kathy Lynn Armentrout of Front Royal; brother, Bill Armentrout of Maurertown, Virginia; sister, Joan Roadcap of Woodstock, Virginia and grandson, Sebastian Armentrout of Front Royal.
Pallbearers will be Allen Sibert, Jim Haffer, Frank Horan, Ricky Armentrout, Connie Bailey and Kahle Magalis.
Honorary pallbearers will be present and past employees of the Warren County Sheriff Department.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 6 to 8 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.