Theodore E. “Gene” Archer

Memorial services for Theodore Eugene “Gene” Archer, 81, Lawrence, will be held 10:30 am Saturday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. He died August 22, 2015 at Medicalodges in Eudora, KS after a chronic illness.

He was born May 25, 1934, in Knoxville, Iowa, the son of Walter and Florence Fleming Farmer. At his birth mother’s death, Gene and his sister, Rosemary, were adopted by E.A. and Nelly C. Archer of Waterloo, Iowa.

He had lived in Lawrence since October of 2009; he formerly lived in Dallas, TX and Bastrop, LA.

He worked in computer operations. He was an avid sports fan and although his roots were in Texas, he loved the Kansas Jayhawks even before he moved to Lawrence. In his younger days, he played in a church softball league. He also enjoyed gospel music and sang in a men’s quartet while living in Louisiana.

He married Joyce Ann Bounds in December, 1958; they were married 33 years before divorcing. He married Anna Marie Jones on June 15, 2000 in Duncanville, Texas. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Vonda Carney and husband, Richard, of Woodland, GA; a son, Delwin Archer and wife, Jean, of Duncanville, TX; three step-daughters, Carolyn Heacock and husband, Doug, of Lawrence, KS; Cheryl Ott and husband, Tom, of Ellensburg, WA; Mary Fairburn and husband, John Brothers, of Lawrence, KS; one sister, Rosemary Freed; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 10 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Project Lively and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

7 Condolences

  1. Ruth Mitchel on August 25, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Remember all your enjoyable family gatherings and personal memories as you think of your father/ step-father. My sympathy to your family. Ruth Mitchel

  2. Vonda Ruth on August 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Dad loved God’s Word and trusted Jesus for eternal life—resting in this and praying for loved ones

  3. Paula Peters on August 27, 2015 at 7:36 am

    My prayers are with you all at this time. Safe travels for all the family. Love, Paula

  4. del archer on August 29, 2015 at 3:05 am

    A grace-filled life. Dad was blessed beyond measure by our Heavenly Father. Dad now will worship Him for all eternity, alongside ALL of us who place our faith in Jesus. It is ALL about Jesus! “The ground is LEVEL at the foot of the cross” Soli Deo Gloria

  5. Joyce Bounds Archer on August 29, 2015 at 8:37 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family today in memory of a special man.

  6. Ms. Flonnie Taylor on August 29, 2015 at 8:46 am

    To The Archer Family,
    May your pain and sorrow soon be replaced with wonderful, precious and loving memories of your cherish loved one.
    With Heartfelt Sympathy,

  7. John vroegh on November 3, 2017 at 3:13 am

    My mom is his half sister when we went to Texas I had a great time with my uncle I was only 10 years old and I still remember that

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