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|Archer, Victor Lee||BA 1939|
D.O.D 06/13/2004 - Victor Lee Archer, 86, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2004 in San Antonio. He leaves his wife, Mildred Louise of the home. They were married April 9, 1949, at Calvary Baptist Church, Enid. He also leaves two sons, Fred Archer of San Antonio and Rev. Ron Archer and wife, Loris of Bon Secour, Alabama; three grandchildren, Joy Archer of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Joshua and Christy Archer, and Janna Archer, all of Bon Secour, Alabama; one sister, Dorothy Mangel of Sadler, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mima Archer and one sister, who died at birth.
Vic was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Cleveland, OK, and at an early age his family moved to Sperry. He was valedictorian of his high school class of 1935. He earned his BA degree from Phillips University at Enid in 1939. He served in the National Guard, and pastored the Grenola Christian Church in Grenola, KS. He received a Bachelor of Law Degree in 1952. Music was one of his loves and playing the tenor sax in bands. At an early age his mother taught him piano. Vic moved his family to San Antonio in 1957, where he was employed by Kelly AFB until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church for over 40 years. A leader of the RA;s teacher of men's class, member of the choir and a Deacon were some of his special duties and privileges.