Dr. John Walker Armstead Jr., an obstetrician and gynecologist, died Thursday of cancer at a hospital in Dallas where he lived. He was 65.
Services for Dr. Armstead were being held today at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington avenues.
Since 1980, the Baltimore native had been medical director of the Fairmont Center, a reproduction and family planning clinic in Dallas.
He was a graduate of Douglass High School, Lincoln University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.
In 1974, he received a master's degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Dr. Armstead is survived by two daughters, Karen D. Armstead of Silver Spring and Dr. Angela Gaskin of Vicksburg, Miss.; a sister, Marion Conway of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.