Emory L. Archer, Jr. 1927 ~ 2023

Emory Lawrence Archer, Jr. was born August 1st, 1927 near the Three Corners community in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma to Vida Mae (Leddy) and Emory Lawrence Archer, Sr. He passed away Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years, 5 months, and 9 days.
Emory, known by most as “E.L.”, grew up attending schools at Three Corners, Red Star, Strong City, and Cheyenne until the 10th grade when he joined the United States Navy at the end of World War II. After his discharge he returned to Sayre where he completed his junior and senior years graduating in 1947. It was during his senior years that he was married to Addie Belle (Shelton) in Sayre, Oklahoma on September 28th, 1946. They made their home in Sayre where they raised their family except for a brief period of time spent in Colorado. E.L. furthered his education at Sayre Junior College and delivered furniture in the western Oklahoma area. He later found employment with the United States Postal service where he carried mail before starting his career in insurance. E.L. served as an agent and a district manager for Modern Woodman of America Fraternal Organization.
He remained with Modern Woodman Insurance Company for the better part of 12 years exclusively until branching out and serving as a broker for other agencies. E.L. continued in the industry even after Addie passed away in 2013 but evolved to group and cancer policies. E.L. later married Faye (Youngblood) in Wheeler, Texas on October 14th, 2016 and they made their home in Elk City. He later retired and spent his time tending to his rental properties. He enjoyed gardening, raising fruit, fishing, hunting, and raising cattle. E.L. could most times be seen around town and always had a kind word for everyone he came in contact with.
He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Addie Belle; son-in-law, James Bob Skaggs; one grandson, Loren Todd Skaggs; one infant brother, Charles Archer; and three sisters, Virginia Archer, Lavona Archer, and Freda Coffey.
E.L. is survived by his wife, Faye, of the home; 1 daughter, Larinda Skaggs, Edmond, OK; five sons, Emory Archer and wife, Carol, Johnstown, CO, Rod Archer, Sayre, OK, Dwight Archer, Cooper, TX, Bruce Archer and wife, Carol, Allison, TX, and Keith Archer and wife, Cathy, Golden, CO; sixteen grandchildren, Greg, Jon, Ryan, Scott, Kevin, Rodney, Jennifer, Casey, Jordan, Jacob, Josh, Chelsea, Leslie, Grant, Aaron, and Laura; twenty-three great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; half-brother, Danny Marshall and wife, Cindy, Sayre, OK and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16th, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Sayre First Christian Church officiated by Dennis Knight. Burial will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service-West. Condolences can be made online at www.classicfunerals. com
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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