News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 18, 2013

John Russell Archer


TERRE HAUTE — John Russell Archer, 62, of Terre Haute, graduated to Heaven on Friday, June 14, 2013, peacefully with his niece, Linnie, holding his hand. He was born on Sept. 20, 1950, in Terre Haute, to Floyd “Doc” and Hester (Clark) Archer. John fought a valiant battle with cerebral palsy all his life. He is now free to walk, talk, and fellowship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

John is survived by his brothers, Richard Archer and his wife Janice of Munford, Tenn., and William Archer and his wife Gina of Knoxville, Tenn.; as well as a host of nieces and nephews who mourn his passing, especially Linnie Archer, who cared for him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Bobby Gene Archer, Harold Leon Archer, and Floyd Guy Archer.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Thomas Funeral Home, 2200 N. 13th St. A funeral ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel in Highland Lawn Cemetery. John will be laid to rest in Highland Lawn, next to his brother. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Online condolences may be made at: