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July 8, 2024

Richard Lee Armentrout, 69, of Covington, died Monday, July 8, 2024 at his residence.

Richard was born March 2, 1955 in Alleghany County, a son of the late Vadis Armentrout and Madeline “Maggie” Tingler Armentrout Simmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Armentrout, Sr.; a special aunt and best friend, Arletta Griffith; and a niece, Carly Simmons.

Mr. Armentrout worked for many years as an operator at Hooker Furniture in Roanoke. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and trout fishing, tinkering with muscle cars, playing slot machines, and a good game of poker.

Survivors include his brother, Ricky Simmons and his wife, Devin; his step-father, Robert Simmons and his wife Margaret, all of Covington; a niece who was raised in the home, Amanda Silman and her husband, Matt of Hot Springs; a niece, Courtney Simmons of Covington; two nephews, Wade Armentrout and Cam Simmons, both of Covington; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his special K9 friend, Tyke.

In keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated.

The family is organizing a memorial service on Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Pinnell Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Brown officiating.

Friends wishing to send condolences online may do so at

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions in Richard’s name be made to: Arritt Funeral Home, 1102 S. Highland Ave., Covington, VA 24426.

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