More detail on this person: LTC C.A. Archer
USA Ret., age 82, of Arkadelphia, passed from this
life on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at UAMS in
Little Rock. He was born July 1, 1934 in Dierks,
the son of the late Jerome Adolphus and Mary
Estella Cox Archer. Charlie was a retired pilot
with the United States Army having served three
tours in Vietnam. His aircraft was struck by enemy
fire numerous times, but he was only shot down
once during his second tour.
Charlie was a distinguished military graduate of Henderson State University and attended numerous schools including Chemical, Biological and Radiological, Ranger, Airborne, Fixed Wing and Multi Engine Aircraft, Rotary Wing and Multi Engine Helicopter, Instructor Pilot and the Command and General Staff College.
He received many awards and citations including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals, Accommodation Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service awards, Bronze Star, Dept. of the Army Staff Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Senior Aviators Badge and Expert Infantry Badge.
Charlie was a member of Arkadelphia Masonic Lodge #381 and attended Third Street Baptist Church. He worked for the Department of Human Services before retiring to enjoy hunting, fishing and gardening. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Lil Jeter, Juanita Barnett and Lura Archer, three brothers, Willis, Ruel and J.A. Archer.
Survivors are his wife, Martha Burns Archer of the home, one daughter, Carol (Mike) Holland of Texarkana, TX, one son, Charlie (Linda) Archer of Arkadelphia, four grandchildren, Heather Hostetler, Ashley (Justin) Bean, Mason and Braden Archer, one sister, Imogene Graves of Dierks, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Third Street Baptist Church in Arkadelphia with Bro. Greg Lathem officiating.
Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Pallbearers are Braden Archer, Mike Holland, Justin Bean, Scott Williams, Bubba Hostetler and Justin Buck. Honorary pallbearers are Mason Archer, Benny Fite, Junior Bledsoe, Don Turner and David Burris.
Memorials may be made to Third Street Baptist Church, P.O. Box 763,Arkadelphia, AR 71923.
From: Ron Holmes, Centaur 24, F Troop 4th Cav
Burial information: Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
This information was last updated 12/22/2016
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