Archie Beers
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
2201 Dr. MLK St. North
St. Petersburg, FL
Beers, Archie C. Jr. (91), of St. Petersburg, died peacefully September 27, 2021. Born November 22, 1929 in St. Petersburg, Florida, he graduated from St. Petersburg High School, followed by four years in the U.S. Army. Upon leaving the military, he returned to St. Petersburg surrounding himself with his dear mother and his fun-loving siblings. He began his long career in title insurance at West Coast Title where he soon met the love of his life, Anita Schmidt. They were married June 4, 1956 at the newly built St. Jude Church where they remained members for 40 years. They moved briefly to California, but soon moved back to St. Petersburg where they raised their family of four children. Because of Arch's charming personality and easy way with people, his career continued to grow in title insurance, earning much respect and a sizeable loyal following in the business. Coinciding with substantial growth in St. Petersburg and Tierra Verde, he and Anita opened their own company, Title Security, Inc. in 1983. They enjoyed much success over the 19 years they owned the business.
Arch was a devoted husband and father and spent many hours in the kitchen cooking alongside his wife of 65 years. He loved crossword puzzles, playing the lottery, and spending time with his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor which he passed on to his children and grandchildren, delighting them with his jokes and antics. He was patient and kind and was a wonderful example to all those who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Anita; parents Edna and Archie Beers, Sr., his siblings Libby Anderson, Janet Pardee, Eddie Beers, Anne Sheldon, Dottie Floyd, Al Beers and his grandson Eric Embree. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Anne Beers, Liz Embree (Jim), Shelley Ray (Mike), and his son Mark Beers (LeAnn); grandchildren Jimmy Embree (Elaina), Mark Embree (Emily), Laura Embree, John Embree, Jenny Embree, Alyssa Beers, Amanda Beers, Brian Ray, Drew Ray, and Sarah Ray; great grandchildren Cooper and Luciana Embree and baby boy Embree due November 2021.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice.
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