|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1929|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 2012|
Ernest Archer Jr., 83, Bloomington, formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Monroe Hospital, Bloomington. He was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Brazil, Ind., to the late Ernest Edgar and Mary Elizabeth (Byers) Archer.
He attended Darrough Chapel Schools before working at General Electric, Kokomo. While at General Electric, Ernest met Mary Overman and they were married in Marion on March 8, 1947, and she survives. During the Korean Conflict, Ernest was drafted and served a short time with the U.S. Army. He went on to work at B W Manufacturing in 1953, and worked there as vice president of manufacturing until he retired in 1998.
Ernest was an honorary Kentucky colonel and belonged to the Moose Lodge, Kokomo. He enjoyed golf, flea markets, bowling, fishing, working with his hands and collecting old cars.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Mary O. Archer; a daughter, Sharon K. (Mack) Darling, Spencer; a son, Steven M. (Sue) Archer, Kokomo; his grandchildren, Stephenie Jones, Nicole Landau, Meghan Collins, Sean Michael Landau, Morgan Lafey, Anthony Darling, Adrian Darling, Shane Darling and Branden Archer; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Ronald Lee (Lindy) Archer, Las Vegas, Nev.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Edger, Chester, Russell and Richard Archer; and one grandson, Judge Ryan Archer.
There will be a funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, with Pastor Tony Manis officiating. Following the service, we will be taking Ernest to his final resting place at Sunset Memory Garden Mausoleum, Kokomo, where the local VFW and the U.S. Army military rites teams will provide military rites
Sunset Memory Garden
Created by: Danny Riley
Record added: Feb 01, 2012
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