|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 2010|
Lawrence Edmond "Ed" Archer died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born in Corinth to Harry L. and Pearl Johnson Archer on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1920. He studied and worked as an electrician while attending Corinth High School. After graduating, he moved to Tupelo and opened an electrical repair shop.
On July 13, 1940, he married the love of his life, Ella Lea Baker. For the next 70 years, they practiced and lived their marriage vows every day. They lived in Tupelo until he was drafted in to the U.S. Army to fight in World War II and was deployed to Europe. He worked in the mail room while in Europe. Afer receiving his discharge, he returned to Corinth and began working for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier until he retired in 1977. During his years with the postal service, he never forgot his first interest in life, being an electrician.
After retiring, he studied, took the tests and obtained his Master Union Electrician from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. After receiving this degree, he taught at Alcorn County Vocational School for 20 years and was an instructor at North East Community College. Also, he was an electrical supervisor for Bechtel, an electrical, construction and project management company, located in Vicksburg.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Foote Street Church of Christ with Minister Benny Baker officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery near Corinth. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Lea Baker Archer; one daughter, Linda Hill and her husband, Jim; and four grandchildren, Holly Brown and her husband, John, Dr. Sheri Hill and her husband, Tim Quagliaroli, David Hill and Susan Hill and her husband, Juan Velez.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Howell; and three sisters.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Obituaries Oct 26 2010
Harry L. Archer (1900 - 1964)
Pearl Archer (1901 - ____)
Forrest Memorial Park
Created by: Linda Wayman
Record added: Oct 31, 2011
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