Stanley Meriwether Armistead ’89, of Johnson City, Tenn., died June 14 at his home after a long illness. Armistead was born on Jan. 3, 1963.
At the age of three he went to Costa Rica with his family, who were to serve in Latin America as Presbyterian missionaries. They then were in Mexico, in Chilpancingo and Ometepec, where he and his siblings were home schooled by his mother. He also attended schools in the U.S., Mexico City, and Quito, Ecuador.
He was active in sports, especially basketball and mountain climbing. Armistead attended King College, and then graduated from Davidson with an art studio major. He enjoyed painting in oils and did graphite drawings. He loved animals, especially dogs; his special friend was Cinnamon.
His interests were philosophy, reading, writing poetry and short stories, photography, and was a student of current issues.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James N. and Charmie White and William C. and Ann Armistead.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Estelle Armistead, 423 Lambeth Dr., Johnson City, TN 37601; brothers, Robert, James (Patti), and Daniel ’82 (Mary Elizabeth); sister, Audrey Valencourt (Keith); aunt, Mary Frances White; “Uncle” Fred and “Aunt” Margret White and Uncle William C. and Aunt Nancy Armistead; nephews, Issac, Lewis, and Robert; niece, Anna Marie ’13; and cousins, Ellis, Ellen, David, and Steve.