Ray Archer

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hubert Raymond Archer, 94, of Jackson died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born June 2, 1917, in Martinsburg, Mo., to Edward and Stella Brooks Hill Archer. After the death of his father Ray was raised by Shelby and Irene Simpson.

Ray graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1937 and played on the high school basketball team.

He was a bus driver for Trailways Bus Line 43 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson.

Survivors include four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Ray Archer; five brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Goshen Cemetery near Oak Ridge.

Memorials may be made to Goshen Cemetery Fund or Emanuel United Church of Christ.