James Archer

James Archer

James Archer

May 25, 1932~September 09, 2019

James W. Archer, Jr age 87, Tarpon Springs went to be with the Lord on September 9, surrounded by his family. Jim was born on May 25, 1932 in Max Meadows, VA. After serving two years in the United States Army, Jim played 13 years in the minor and Major League Baseball organizations. He was a left handed pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics and Baltimore Orioles. He moved to Tarpon Springs in 1969 where he lived for 43 years. He managed Tarpon Chevrolet & Oldsmobile Dealership for 20 years and later worked in different capacities for 28 years at Karl Flammer Ford.
Jim was a member of the Elks Lodge, served as president at Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce twice. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of Tarpon Springs for 38 years, serving a year as president. Jim also served two terms as Tarpon Springs City Commissioner and Vice Mayor.
Jim enjoyed years of playing tennis and golf with his buddies. He was a kind hearted, caring, honest man with a great sense of humor. He was quite a joke teller and enjoyed talking and making speeches on his baseball playing days.
Jim leaves behind his beloved wife, Becky of 49 years, son, Jeffrey Archer (Sandra), Richmond, VA. Son, Todd Archer, Holiday, FL. Grandson, Jacob Archer, Richmond, VA and many nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Julia Archer, Max Meadows, VA. Brothers John Allen, Wytheville, VA., and Swannie Allen, Dunedin, FL and sister, Virginia Allen McMillan, Dublin, VA.
in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations for Tarpon Springs Rotary Club or the Boys and Girls Club.


Evon McClure (Niece)

September 12, 2019, 12:00 am

Jim will be sadly missed my thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏🙏🙏

Beverley Graham (Friend )

September 12, 2019, 12:00 am

May his memory be eternal

Julie Wade (Code Board)

September 12, 2019, 12:00 am

Wanted to let you know that extra prayers were given for you and your family last night at the Commission meeting and especially today at the Code Board meeting. Thinking of you.
– Julie Wade

Darlene Schueler (Friend of his wife)

September 12, 2019, 12:00 am

Your wife always delighted in telling us about you. She let us learn to love you. You will be missed, but not forgotten.

Joni Batten (Friend)

September 12, 2019, 12:00 am

So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful gentleman, husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Wayne & Ferrell Vaughn (Friends)

September 13, 2019, 12:00 am

Such a good and kind friend for over 50 years. Our hearts are with Becky and their entire family. Jim was one of the first people to call and wish me well after cancer surgery… always thinking of others. We send our love, respect and sympathy.

Cliff (Friend)

September 13, 2019, 12:00 am

So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Jim in the car business. I will miss his laugh and his humor. Rest in Peace my friend

Alta T Hayes (Friend)

September 13, 2019, 12:00 am

I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such a joy to be around and always someone to count on. Thoughts and prayers for the family in the days to come. He will be missed.

Norman and Judy Hill (Friend)

September 13, 2019, 12:00 am

Dear Becky and Family, Nothing will ever take away the memories and treasures you have of Jim. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was always smiling and always interested in you and what you were doing. So know that he made a difference in this world, a difference for the good. Prayers are being lifted up for all of you. Love, Norman and Judy

Jan Kearney (Friend)

September 14, 2019, 12:00 am

What a wonderful man that has left us. I know he will be surely missed. I once worked with in the automobile business many years ago. He is what I always thought of a true gentleman. May he now Rest In Peace.

John and Peggy Ulrich (friends)

September 14, 2019, 12:00 am

We were very saddened by the news of Jims passing. Please reach out if you need anything.
John and Peg Ulrich

Ronald Spenlau (Friends)

September 17, 2019, 12:00 am

We'll miss you “Old Timer” and the good memories we have of the Old Timers' baseball games and the many tennis matches!!! “Mad Dog” and Lisa

Fred and Becky King (Friend)

September 18, 2019, 12:00 am

Sorry to hear about Jim's passing.Got to know Jim at Little league games and at the Ford dealership.
Our condolences to Becky, Todd , and Jeff.
Jim was a wonderful and caring person.

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