Death of the Rev. Dick Archer

The Rev. Dick Archer

Please keep the family and loved ones of the Rev. Dick Archer in your prayers. He died the morning of Thursday, May 5, following an illness.

He was born October 21, 1932, in Johnson City, NY, a son of the late Wilson Post and Viola Stalford Archer.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for three years during the Korean War.  He then earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University  in 1961 and was employed by Union Carbide for 33 years.

In 1989, he received his Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Episcopal School. Rev. Archer served as priest at Church of Advent, Marion, SC, from 1989 to 1999, and Church of Holy Cross, Stateburg, SC, from 2000 to 2007.  He was a member of All Saints Anglican Church since 1967. He was an active member and served as Church Treasurer and as a Lay Reader.  He was involved with both Cursillo and Kairos ministries.  He was also a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrews.

Rev. Archer was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Janet Archer; a son, Rick Archer; a brother, Wilson S. “Red” Archer; and a grandson, Wilson Martin.Survivors include four daughters, Cheryl Jacobus, Dawn Martin (John), Cynthia Carter (Larry), and Angela Hayes; a son, Jim Archer; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 7, 2022, at All Saints Anglican Church with visitation one hour prior to the service in the Fellowship Hall.  Burial will follow at Florence Memorial Gardens, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home.

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Depart, O Christian soul, out of this world;
In the Name of God the Father Almighty who created you;
In the Name of Jesus Christ who redeemed you;
In the Name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you.
May your rest be this day in peace,
and your dwelling place in the Paradise of God.