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    Donald Wayne Archer

Donald Archer

    Funeral services for Donald Wayne Archer, 86, of Lamesa, will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church with Tyler Archer, Kyle Bostick and Pastor Jim Medley officiating.  
    Interment will follow in Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.  
    Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Branon Funeral Home.  
    Donald was born in Dawson County to O.M. and Jewel (Smith) Archer on December 29, 1932. He married Norma Oswalt Archer on November 8, 1952. He was a farmer in Dawson, Gaines and Martin counties for over 59 years. He served his country from 1952-1955 as a Corporal for the U.S. Army during the Korean War while stationed in Germany. He remained in the Army Reserve until 1961. 
    He had a passion for cotton farming and horse racing, but most of all he loved his family. He died on Friday, January 18, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. 
    He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lamesa for over 60 years and recently moved his membership to Second Baptist Church of Lamesa. 
    He is survived by his wife, Betty, of 10 years and his five children, daughter Debby Isaacs of Lamesa, son Richard Archer and wife, Kelli, of Lamesa, daughter Gayla Marble and husband, Brett, of South Plains, daughter Stacey Jones and husband, Tim, of Lamesa, and son Steven Archer and wife, Leigh Ann, of Lamesa; grandchildren, Shelby Vaughan and husband, Kevin, of Andrews, Shaina Bostick and husband, Kyle, of College Station, Tyler Archer and wife, Casie, of Lamesa, Brenna Mikes and husband, Kristopher, of Lamesa, Morgan Espe and husband, Chase, of Lubbock, Lindsey Archer of Lamesa, Makenzie Caldwell of Big Spring, Miles Marble of Lubbock, Kara Wickman and husband, Ryan, of Midland, Steelie Smith of Lubbock, Liddie Smith of Lamesa, and Luke Smith of Lamesa; great-grandchildren, Gracie Huffaker, Fynn Vaughan, Cooper Taylor, Kylee Bostick, Ainsley Wickman, Rylon Archer, Kynslee Bostick, Carter Beseda, Bentley Espe, Kannon Mikes, and Owen Wickman; siblings, Francis Blackstock, Lana Archer, Maurice Archer, and Bob Archer; stepchildren, Steve Walls and Michelle of Wall, Tracey Walls and wife, Shari, of Victoria, and Deena Tyler and husband, Mike, of Lamesa; stepgrandchildren, Riah Beseda and husband, Trey, Tanner Jones, and Matthew Jones.
    He is preceded in death by his parents, O.M. and Jewel Archer; his wife of 42 years and mother of his children, Norma Oswalt Archer; brother, Melton Archer; sister, Emma Lee Cozart; brother, Doyle Archer; and son-in-law, Doug Isaacs.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515 Northampton, MA  01061 or the National Kidney Foundation, Inc, 30 East 33rd Street New York, NY  10016.  
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