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Tillman J Archer

December 27, 1933 — March 10, 2013

TILLMAN J. ARCHER, 79, of the Faught community, passed from this life Sunday March 10, 2013 at his residence after a valiant battle with cancer for several years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 14, 2013 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Dickey officiating. Interment will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens, with full military honors by the U.S. Air Force.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

T.J. was born December 28, 1933 in Cunningham, a son of John Wayne and Leola Sutherlen Archer. He was a graduate of Cunningham schools, then attended East Texas State University, where he obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Education. Tillman served his country faithfully in the U.S. Air Force for thireen years. He retired as an engineer for E-Systems in Greenville, TX, following some twenty-five years of service. Tillman was a member of D.A.V., the Breakfast Optimist Club, the V.F.W., and a member of Maxey Baptist Church.

He married Wanda Jones on February 22, 1955 in Cunningham.

Tillman was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Linda Archer, and a sister-in-law, Patsy Archer.

Survivors include his wife Wanda, of the home; two sons, Richard Archer and wife Robbie, of Faught and Daniel Archer and wife Christy, of Timpson, TX; eight grandchildren, Ena Black and Mitzi Livesay, whom he raised, Steve Holt, Michael Holt, Mackenzie Archer, Jace Archer, Cade Archer, Kendall Archer,; four great-grandchildren, Brenton Black and fiance Bessi Jones and their child Levi Jones, Mitchell Black and fiance Scottlyn Todd, Sean Price, and Ashlyn Price; four brothers, Gary Archer and wife Betty, Ronnie Archer and wife Paula, Billy Wayne Archer and wife Mary Ann, and Tommy Archer; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Melba Browning.

Named as Honorary Pallbearers are Michael Holt, Jace Archer, Cade Archer, Jonathan Archer, Brenton Black, Mitchell Black, Steve Holt and Gary Lollar.

The family wishes to express their sincere love and appreciation to the staff of Jordan Home Health Services and Cypress Basin Hospice for their tender care of both Tillman and our family.

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