Rufus Lee Armock Biography (1929-2000)


Rufus Lee Armock Biography (1929-2000)

Rufus Lee Armock Biography (1929-2000)

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Rufus Lee Armock Biography (1929-2000)

Born: 14 Apr 1929 Alanson, Michigan
Died: 18 Jan 2000 Albuquerque, NM
Father: Benjamin Armock
Mother: Rhoda Louisa Moore
Siblings: Mae C. Armock
Lela C. Armock
Maude Marie Armock
Rosa Lila Armock
Amos Benjamin Armock
Forrest N. Armock
Rufus Lee Armock
Albert Kenneth Swadling
Spouse: (1) Marilyn Ward
Married: 17 Jul 1948 Emmet County, Michigan
Spouse: (2) Nora Peters
Married: 22 Oct 1955 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Doug Armock
Mark Armock
L. D. Armock
Glenn Armock


Rufus Lee Armock Biography (1929-2000)


Petoskey News-Review, Jan 2000:

Rufus Lee Armock, 70

Rufus Lee Armock, 70, of Alanson, died Jan. 18, 2000, in Albuquerque, N.M.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. Pastor David Brantley will officiate. Burial will be in Littlefield Township Cemetery in the spring.

Rufus was born April 14, 1929, in Emmet County, the son of Benjamin and Rhoda (Moore) Armock. He grew up and attended school in the Alanson area.

On May 14, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army serving in Germany.

On Oct. 22, 1955, he married Nora Peters in Harbor Springs. The couple made their home in Alanson, where they raised four sons.

For 28 years, Rufus worked for Zaiger Beverage in Petoskey. In 1973, he went to work for Michigan Maple Block, remaining there until his retirement in 1993.

His family recalls one of his favorite pastimes was riding his lawn tractor. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Rufus is survived by his wife, Nora, and their four sons, Doug (Sharon), Mark (Lynne), L.D. (Heather), Glenn (Judy), all of Alanson; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Maude (Herb) England, of Alanson; brother, Albert (Emily) Swadling, of Alanson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorial contributions be directed to the Alanson Church of the Nazarene. Envelopes for memorials are available at Stone Funeral Home, where visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23.


Rufus Lee Armock Biography (1929-2000)


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
ARMOCK, Rufus & WARD, Marliyn
Date of Marriage: 7/17/1948
Liber: 5
Folio: 7
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
ARMOCK, Rufus & PETERS, Nora
Date of Marriage: 10/22/1955
Liber: 5
Folio: 8
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1929
Death Date: 18 Jan 2000
Social Security Number: 384-24-8198
State Where Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49706
Locality: Alanson, Emmet, Michigan
  • Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Index, Petoskey, Michigan:
Armock, Rufus Lee
Age: 70
Born: 4/14/1929
Died: 1/18/2000
Burial: 4/5/2000
Cemetery: Littlefield Twp., Alanson
Obituary: on file
Military: Korean, U.S. Army


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