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Robert Lloyd Archer, 63, of Midland, passed away on October 24, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on September 3, 1956 to the late Robert Lloyd Archer, Jr. and Evelyn Goodin.

Robert worked as a mechanic at McArdle’s & Heritage and various car dealerships for 25 years. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed hunting and working on his 1965 GTO. He loved his family and especially loved spending time with his grandson.

Robert is survived by his fiancé Diane Shank, his daughter Shelby JoLyn Archer, and his grandson Parker Joseph Archer. He is also survived by his sister Marilyn (Ruhl) Hoover. He was predeceased by his niece Ashlee Cook.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Midland Free Methodist Church with Pastor Gene LeForge officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Saturday from 10 am until the time of service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in his memory.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Archer family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.



Condolence Messages

  1. Bonnie Eagle

    30 October 2019 2 years ago

    Bob was always a good friend and good man, he will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to have crossed paths and know him. My prayers are with the family.

  2. Jim

    28 October 2019 2 years ago

    My prayers and thoughts are with all those who were close with Bob, especially his family. It’s been too long since I was close with Bob and I wish I’d have made the time to get reacquainted with him since coming back to MI. He was certainly a good man and I know he’ll be missed.

  3. Casey

    26 October 2019 2 years ago

    I am so sorry for loss. God has gained a good angel. Prayers to give you guys strength in this time of need.

  4. Sue (Nunn) Roberson

    25 October 2019 2 years ago

    My friendship with Bob goes way back to the good old days when I grew up on Waldo Rd. Bob was always so nice & a good friend, who always had a smile on his face. Rest in peace Bob, will miss talking to you when we would see each other, but glad you are no longer suffering.

  5. Diana

    25 October 2019 2 years ago

    Miss you my friend. Prayers are sent to the family.

  6. Donna Sizemore

    25 October 2019 2 years ago

    Bob was one of the good guys. He was always there to help a friend. When you couldn’t depend on anyone else you knew you could depend on Bob. He was a true friend to everyone. Gary and I will miss him. Diane, Shelby, Parker, Marilyn and Ruhl you will be in our thoughts and prayers. I know God welcomed him with open arms as well as all of those who went before him. It was party time when he arrived!! Love you all.

  7. Judy Cain

    25 October 2019 2 years ago

    Prayers to the family and God’s strong hands to hold you all up. I’m so sorry for your loss and will miss Bob so very much.

  8. Kim

    25 October 2019 2 years ago

    We were so blessed to have Bob in our lives. Prayers and thoughts for you and your family. You are forever in our heart

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