John was born on Dec. 11, 1923, the son of Ross and Emma Archer. He was raised in Rosedale and went to school at Perth.
John joined the United States Army and served three years overseas during World War II. He married Mae Marie Davis on Nov. 23, 1943.
John was a dedicated Carpenter.He also enjoyed working outdoors, especially in his garden, wintering in Fort Myers, Fla., and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mae Marie, parents, sisters Rozella Thurston and Mary Archer.
John is survived by his sons John Archer and Curt Archer, Terre Haute, daughters Linda Hallmark, Terre Haute and Janet Archer, Beecher City, Ill., grandchildren Derek Archer, Shannon Hallmark, Helen Marie Corne, David Archer, Kristy Hallmark and Blaine Hallmark, brother James and wife Betty, Brazil, sister Flo, Brazil, 5 great grandchildren and several extended family members.
Services will be held at French Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at 3 p.m., with Pastor Tom Roeschlein officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m., until time of service. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. Light a candle in his remembrance at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.