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James Harrison Armes, age 77, of West Grove, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Barbara E. Armes (née Conard), with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Madisonville, KY he was a son of the late Benjamin Armes and the late Inda Armes (née Stacey).
James graduated from Madisonville High School in 1963.
He served our country as a Sergeant in the Air Force during Vietnam and received the Airman of the Month award as well as commendations for marksmanship during his time in service.
James was a CNC machinist working for ACR Machine Inc., in Coatesville, PA for many years until his retirement in 2020.
He was a member of New London United Methodist Church for over 40 years.
James enjoyed playing pinochle, watching sports, completing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, square dancing, and mini golf. He also liked to spend time with his children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter; take family vacations to Rehoboth Beach, DE; and visit family in Kentucky.
In addition to his wife, James is survived by two daughters, Denise Williamson of Kirkwood, PA, and Rebecca Fitzgerald and her husband Scott of Coatesville, PA; two sons, Matthew Armes and his wife Dorothy of West Grove, PA and James Armes of Camp Hill, PA; five grandchildren, Karra Williamson, Dylan Fitzgerald, Seth Fitzgerald, Sydney Armes, and Austin Armes and one great-granddaughter, Adrianna. He was predeceased by his siblings, four brothers and one sister.
You are invited to visit with James’s family and friends from 10:00 -11:00am Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at New London United Methodist Church, 1010 State Rd, Lincoln University, PA 19352. A memorial service in celebration of his life will follow at 11:00am with a luncheon to follow. Interment will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to New London United Methodist Church PO Box 8050, West Grove, PA 19390 or to Wounded Warrior project at P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or online at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org . Arrangements are provided by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 484-734-8100 of Kennett Square. To share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecofunerals.com.