Don was born to Charles and Mildred Armock on May 27, 1943. There were five children in the family. The Armock farm was located on Fruit Ridge Avenue. They kept busy raising corn and dairy cows. Don was natural at fixing things. By age 15 he was fixing all the farm machinery.
He married Judy Wiersma on October 19, 1963. Don and Judy raised 3 children, Tamara, Tracy, and Greg. Don worked nights at United Wholesale. He got his HVAC degree from Grand Rapids Junior College in 1970. Don worked for other contractors for several years until he acquired his own contractor’s license. In 1984, Don started his own business, Armock Mechanical Contractors. He started with one old truck and worked out of his garage. Over the years, the business grew and in 2004 he sold the business to his son, Greg Armock. With the help of several family members including his daughter-in-law, Kristi Armock, son-in-law, Mike Cnossen; grandson, Ryan Curtis; and many dedicated employees, the business has continued to grow into the strong company it is today. Armock Mechanical is now comprised of four departments, employs 60 talented people, and has 40 trucks on the road each day serving the West Michigan area and beyond.
Don was a man with deep faith. He was an avid supporter of Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids and Shriners Children’s Hospital in Chicago. He regularly donated his time and materials to help local churches in Newaygo, White Cloud, and Baldwin.
Don was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He has 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. The family spent many wonderful years at their cottage, on Kimball Lake in Newaygo, MI making great memories with family and friends.
After his retirement, he loved to golf, bike, work in his yard, and spend time with family in Michigan and in Florida.