April 1, 1942 - September 19, 2017
It is with great sadness that the family of Jimie Dean Archer (known as Jim or Grampy to friends and family) announces his passing on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the age of 75, after a brief illness. Born April 1, 1942, he grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he met his wife of 54 years, Valenda. Jim lived in Garland and Richardson, Texas and worked as an electronics technician for more than 40 years. He retired from AT&T in 2003.
Since retiring, Jim spent his time volunteering for his neighborhood crime watch patrol, riding his scooter and enjoying his grandchildren’s activities. He wrote on his Facebook page, “Being a grandfather is great. It does, however, make me aware that I was too busy ‘making a living’ to truly enjoy my own children when they were young. I see that getting old has its’ own rewards. I am a lucky man.”
Jim is survived by his wife Valenda Archer of Richardson, TX; daughters Lisa and husband Jim Coppinger of Plano, TX, Kate and Andrew Kirby of Big Sandy, TX; grandchildren Michael, Christopher and Katie; brothers Dan and wife Mary Jo Archer of Colorado, Jon Mark of Oklahoma, and sister Peggy Bryant of Oregon; along with their children and many extended family members. His Mother Mary Letha Tomberlin Archer and father TJ Archer of Oklahoma precede him in death.
A memorial gathering will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity.