Jon P. Archer
September 10, 1943 ‒ June 28, 2015
Jon P. Archer, age 71 of Sunbury died Sunday evening June 28, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on September 10, 1943 in Marietta to the late Virgil C. and Pearl (Hayes) Archer. He was a graduate of Westerville High School Class of 1960. He was in the US Army Reserves and was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator for Graystone Excavating retiring in 1998 with 40+ years of service. He was and long time member of the Ohio Operating engineers Local 18.
Jon was a very gentle and caring man who loved his family deeply. Jon loved doing things for his wife Bertie. Jon enjoyed The Ohio State Buckeyes, Pittsburgh Steelers, NASCAR, wood working and was gifted in creating things from nothing. Jon loved traveling and riding on trains.
He is survived by his wife: Alberta “Bertie” (Redefer) Archer and they were married December 16, 1971 in Westerville; daughters: Sheila (Frank) Lafferty of Westerville, Shelly (Donn) Parker of Mount Vernon , Sherry (Steve) Shumate of Galena; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; canine companion: Charlie.
Preceded in death by sister: Cindy Moore.
Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the DeVore- Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury and the service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Bud Leskovac officiating and Military Honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association. Private inurnment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Delaware County Humane Society or Make A Wish Foundation.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.