Edward "Strawberry" Archer

Friday, May 24th, 1929 - Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Edward H. “Strawberry” Archer, age 91, life-long resident of Union County. He passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (born May 24,1929). He was a member of Milan Baptist Church. He retired from Sanford Day Iron Works/Marmon Transportive and spent his retired years farming and serving the community as a dedicated Union county resident. He was the Union and Campbell counties Republican Party Chairman and, along with his wife Barbara (Bobbie) Archer, managed the Paulette community building for many years. He also served as a member of various Union County boards. Strawberry dearly loved his family and was very proud of his home, his land, his chickens and cattle. He never met a stranger, had many friends, and talked to everyone.

Preceded in death by parents: Esker Archer and Lillie (Hankins) Archer, wife: Barbara “Bobbie” (Cruze) Archer; brothers: Odra Archer and Judson Archer; sisters: Mava Helms, Vada Butler, Barbara Ellen Crippen Turner; and Mary Ruth Cox; daughter: Elizabeth “Libby” Burchell.

Survivors; daughter: Martha Beeler of Knoxville, TN.; sons: Steve (Guadalupe) Archer of Knoxville, Edward “Ed” Jr. (Lisa) Archer of Calhoun, GA, and Tedford “Ted” (Jackie) Archer of Canton, GA.; ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Special friend: Elmo Emily of Calhoun, GA.

Friends are welcome to pay their respects at their convenience between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel, Maynardville. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday, Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel, Pastor Jody Winstead officiating. Interment will follow at Skaggs Cemetery, Maynardville.
Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Cooke-Campbell Mortuary
    220 Highway 61 East
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 1:00pm
    Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel
    220 Highway 61-E
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    Rev. Jody Winstead
  • Interment

    Skaggs Cemetery
    Main Street
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Rick&Cheryl Humphreys

Posted at 03:25pm
Strawberry was a friend of mine. He had a Big Heart and a Kind Spirit. We will set and talk again Brother, and I look forward to it...❤

Marla & JR Rankin

Posted at 09:50am
We’re so sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.

Tammy and Tom Hast

Posted at 10:55am
With love and sympathy
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Posted at 07:51am
Love to all, Linda, Julie, Todd, Tracey, Kevin, and family
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Sidney & Brenda Jessee

Posted at 11:35pm
Sorry for your loss ! Your family will be in our Prayers.

mildred shackleford Posted at 01:54pm

so sorry for your family's loss

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