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William Cullen Archer

June 16, 1939 — April 6, 2024

William (Bill) Cullen Archer, 84, died Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Town and Country Nursing Home in Boerne TX, following a long bout with dementia / Alzheimer’s.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Birdie Lynn Archer; his former wife, Jeanette Orth Archer; his son, William Clayton Archer and daughter in law, Polly; his granddaughters, Kristen Ann Pruski and husband, Ben; Emily Gayle Lashley and husband, Blaine; Mason Lynn Archer; great granddaughters, Katherine, Claire, Abigail and Jessa Pruski; June and Lucy Lashley; his brother, Joseph F. Archer and wife Susan; his sister Mary Lou Johnson; his nephew, Nicholas J. Johnson; and his niece Kylie Archer; stepson Jeffrey Meade and step-grandson Max Meade.

He is preceded in death by his father Cullen W. Archer, mother Lucille Pack Baker, stepfather William Troy Baker and brother-in-law Ralph G. Johnson.

Bill was born and raised in Kerrville, Texas. After high school, Bill joined the U. S. Army / Reserves and served for 4 years. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he soon began his career path in sales, ultimately accepting a position with the American Chicle Company, a division of Warner Lambert Pharmaceutical. Bill worked for Warner Lambert for over 28 years, receiving numerous awards and recognition for exceptional service and exceeding company goals. After retirement and still having a passion for sales, Bill continued to buy and sell, as he did for much of his life. He had a knack recognizing opportunities to refurbish items like property, vehicles, boats, trailers, tractors and implements; the list goes on. Some say he could sell a popsicle to an Eskimo!

Bill enjoyed the great outdoors, especially being around water. It did not matter, rivers, lakes, or the coast, he thoroughly embraced swimming, boating and especially fishing. Many family vacations were had traveling to State and National parks with family; sitting around and enjoying a campfire was a must. 

In his later years, Bill settled in Bandera County, where he purchased acreage and lived peacefully. He took considerable pride making improvements and building up his place. Bill enjoyed sitting on the front deck in the evenings with his wife Birdie and their dog, PJ. He enjoyed the simple pleasures the outdoors offers. Bill will be missed by all who knew him. 

A Celebration of Life and visitation will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 10:30am at the Grimes Bandera Funeral Chapel, located on 1214 Mulberry Street, Bandera TX 78003. A graveside service will follow at the Jones Cemetery, 1187 Jones Cemetery Road, Utopia TX 78884.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration be given to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association https://act.alz.org

The family would like to express their appreciation for the care provided by Town and Country Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the entire medical staff and care givers. Special thanks to Julie Plummer with Embrace Hospice.


Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Bandera Funeral Chapel.
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Visitation

Friday, April 12, 2024

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Grimes Bandera Funeral Chapel

1214 Mulberry St, Bandera, TX 78003

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 12, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Jones Cemetery

, Utopia, TX 78884

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