Philip V. Archer

(May 18th, 1935 - August 13th, 2013)

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Philip V. Archer, age 78 of Sparta, passed away Tuesday August 13, 2013 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. He was born May 18, 1935 at Prole, Iowa the son of Clarence and Marie Archer. On January 18, 1958 Phil was united in marriage to Jacqueline Bedwell. Phil loved the sport of hunting, fishing, golfing or any activity with his family and friends. He served his country twenty plus years as a proud member of the United States Navy and loved his military life. Phil also enjoyed attending Ozark United Methodist Church and was an active and faithful member. Phil was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Lewis, Joseph and Lester and four sisters Geraldine, Dora, Ruth and Hulda Louise. Phil is survived by his wife Jackie, a son Philip E. Archer of California; a daughter Valerie Carr of Sparta; eight grandchildren Shannon, P.J., Jason, Jesse and Jacob all of  Southern California and Michael, Cameron and Braydon all of Sparta; four great-grandchildren Breanna, Sammy, Jacob and Desiree all of Southern California, many other caring relatives and several good friends. Graveside funeral services with military honors will be 2:00pm Monday, August 19, 2013 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Steve Blacksher officiating. Online condolences may be shared at 

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