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Fred Odell Archer

March 12, 1941 ~ October 8, 2020 (age 79)

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Virginia Beach and Emerald Isle- Fred Odell Archer, 79, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Emerald Isle, NC following a brief illness.  He was born March 12, 1941 in Portsmouth, VA, son to the late, Harry J. and Mary Odell Archer.

Fred grew up in Portsmouth and attended Woodrow Wilson High School. After attending East Carolina University, Fred served his community for many years as a police officer with the Portsmouth Police Department.  He and Ann settled in Virginia Beach following his retirement and were able to enjoy many years together.  Fred loved being close to the ocean.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife and best friend of 48 years, Ann Robertson Archer; son, Fred Archer, Jr.; brother, Charles Archer; and sister, June Ratliff.

He is survived by daughters, Beth Farrington (Sam) of Emerald Isle and Pamela Archer (Chad) of Cedar Point; grandchildren, Stephen Britt Miller of Richmond, VA, Margaret Ryan Miller of New York, NY, Alison Farrington and Richard Allan Farrington, III of Emerald Isle; brother, Harry Archer of Atlantic Beach; and sisters, Shirley Richards (Phillip) and Norma Greene (Jim) both of Portsmouth, VA

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Emerald Isle Baptist Church in Emerald Isle, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Memorial Service
October 24, 2020

2:00 PM
Emerald Isle Baptist Church
304 Emerald Plantation
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
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