James Archer

Published 3:13 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Mr. James “Ray” Archer, 82, passed away on Mon., Jan. 18, 2021 in Atmore.

Mr. Archer was a native of Robertsdale, a former resident of Pensacola, Fla. and had resided in Atmore for the past 16 years. He was a brake and alignment mechanic for 43 years, in the Pensacola area.

He loved fishing, hunting, country music, singing, playing his guitar and telling jokes. He was a member of the True Hope Baptist Church.

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He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Randal Ray Archer.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Kathryn “Kay” McGhee Archer of Atmore; one son, Rodney Archer of Pensacola; step-children, Richard Crosby of Seattle, Wash., Terry Crosby Vega of Newnan, Ga. and Gerald Crosby of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Lowell Archer of Cantonment, Fla. and Billy (Frances) Archer of Cantonment; special step-grandson, Luke Vega of Newnan; special step-granddaughter, Bama Coburn of Atmore; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many friends.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.