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Billy Don Archer


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Billy Don Archer Obituary
Billy Don Archer, age 73, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Baptist Health-Little Rock. He was born July 1, 1944, in Manila, to James Manuel and Christine Smith Archer.
Billy graduated as the salutatorian of his class in Palestine. After graduation he entered the Army and trained in teletype. In 1966, he went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone. He met and married the love of his life, Dolly Kimble, in 1967. In 1970, they moved to Hot Springs where their daughter, Jena, was born. He served as union president of Communication Workers of America- Local 6503 for a time. Billy took an early retirement at the age of 53 from Southwestern Bell. After retirement he went to work for the National Park Service in Hot Springs. In 2015, Billy and Dolly moved to Stuttgart to be closer to family.
Billy enjoyed spending time at the deer cabin near White Oak State Park as well as enjoying time spent on Lake Hamilton. His granddaughters were the light of his life. He was their biggest fan whether they were dancing, playing softball or basketball.
Billy was baptized at Piney Baptist Church in Hot Springs.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly, and brothers, Bob and Jerry.
Survivors are his daughter, Jena Stratton and husband Mark of Stuttgart; brothers, Eugene Archer (Kathy) of Paragould and Kenneth Archer of Shirley; sisters, Lilly Harris (Bill) of Ozark, Cindy Gillmore (Delmas) of Sulphur Rock and Nancy Scott of Jasper, Ala.; and two granddaughters, Abby and Emily.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart, followed by graveside service at 11 a.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery Chapel.
Published in Times-Herald on Nov. 28, 2017
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