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Oscar Clarence Archer
Aug 4, 1946 - Feb 25, 2011
Posted by Sharon Ingle

http://www.burkhartfuneralservice.com/

Oscar C Archer 64 of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away February 25, 2011 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart. Florida after a brief illness. 

Oscar was born on August 4, 1946 to Claude and Lillian Archer. The family moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1954 where attended school and graduated in 1965. 

Oscar enlisted in the United States Army in 1966, and served three tours of duty in Viet Nam. 1968-1973. After boot camp he was sent to Officer Candidate school at Fort Sill and became an Artillery Officer Forward Observer 2nd Lieutenant and shipped directly to Viet Nam for his Paratrooper training, Ranger school and Green Beret training, then back to Viet Nam where he served two tours as a Special Forces Green Beret. He completed his career as a decorated Special Forces Captain in 1974, and continued to serve in the Army National Guard for the next 12 years. 

Oscar returned to Oklahoma in 1974 and earned degrees in both business administration and law enforcement from the University of Oklahoma, later embarking on a distinguished 30 year career with the Department of Defense as a Contract Administrator in the guided missile manufacturing sector until his retirement on January 1, 2010. 

Oscar is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patricia Stewart Archer of the home, sons; Chet Wallis & Gayla of Talihina, Michael Archer of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Beau Archer of Tacoma Park, Maryland, daughter; Michelle Archer of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Grandchildren, Shaun Wallis and Charli of Talihina, Jennifer Kennedy & Ryan of Talihina, Telia Archer of Ponca City, Great Grandchildren; Ryder Wallis and Lane Kennedy both of Talihina. Brothers; Fred Archer and Judy of Ponca City, Robert Archer and Dawn of Coppell, Texas, Russell Archer and Lynne of The Woodlands, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude & Lillian Archer. 

Pallbearers will be Shaun Wallis, Ryan Kennedy, Daniel Craig, Sterling Zearley, Eugene Pearce and Jerry Pearce. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Talihina, Oklahoma with Rev. Carrol Fitzgerald officiating.

Interment will follow at the Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

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