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Jerry D. Archer

February 23, 1942 — February 17, 2024

Jerry D. Archer

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Jerry Archer, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024, surrounded by his wife and children at the age of 81. His departure leaves a profound void in the lives of those who knew and loved him.


Jerry was born to John Ray and Margaret Archer on February 23, 1942, in Groesbeck, Texas.   He lived a life defined by honor, resilience, and unwavering dedication to his family. His early years were marked by the values of integrity and service instilled by his upbringing. Jerry graduated from Coolidge ISD in 1960, completed one term of enlistment in the United States Air Force in 1968, followed by graduating from the University of North Texas in 1973 with his Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He retired from Nucor Steel in 2008 after 27 years of service.


Jerry cherished his family dearly. He greatly enjoyed hunting, watching his grandkids’ sporting events, and spending quality time with all. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Darlene Archer, and children Robert Murphey, Megan Beldin and husband, Danny, and Jami Archer, who will miss his dry wit, unwavering guidance, and calm demeanor. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Amber Maddox and husband, Grady, Ashley Murphey, Bryce Sterling, Alexis Beldin, Daniel Beldin, David Murphey, Rylie Murphey, Rhyan Archer-Good, Raven Burkhart and husband, Ryan, Hunter Morton and wife, Carson, Garret Morton, and Seth Norris; siblings, Mary Mann and husband, Robert, Martha Dowdle and husband, Millard, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret Archer; in-laws, Donald and Mary Shamblin; son, John Murphey; sister, Wanda McKinney; and sister-in-law, Doris Shamblin.


Visitation with the family will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Blair Stubbs Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pt. Enterprise Cemetery with Ray Jones officiating.  Bryce Sterling, Daniel Beldin, Aidyn Anderson, David Murphey, Garret Morton, and Hunter Morton will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Seth Norris, Joel Wells, Ryan Burkhart, Danny Finley, Chase Mann, and Greg Lemke.






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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Point Enterprise Cemetery

LCR 502, Mexia, TX 76667

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