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ARMSTRONG NEWS: Funeral Monday, newspaper report & obit

Nov 4, 2012 - 9:46:45 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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-- The funeral service for Brad Armstrong (Brad James), 50, is scheduled for Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia. A viewing was held Sunday afternoon.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shed some light on Brad's death, saying he "died suddenly Thursday, after going into medical distress at home." Earlier in the week, Brad's former tag partner, Tim Horner, said the early belief is Brad suffered a possible massive heart attack.

-- A full obituary documenting Brad's life and wrestling career was published by his surviving family here at Legacy.com. The obituary highlights Brad's career starting in 1981, wrestling for Georgia Championship Wrestling and Mid-South Wrestling, joining WCW, and teaming with the other Armstrong brothers and Tim Horner. The obituary also notes that "From 2008 until his death, Brad became a personal health consultant and wrestling trainer, while continuing to make multiple independent appearances."

-- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a detailed report on Brad's life and career. Included are interviews with his brothers, WWE referee Scott Armstrong and B.G. James. Scott painted a picture of Brad serving others in his final days.

“He called me just the other day and said, ‘Aww, man, I was late for work, but they needed help getting kids out of cars this morning (at the school where Brad's daughter attended),’ and that was just who he was, if somebody needed help, he was there,” Scott said. “He was my younger brother, but I always looked up to him. Always.”

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