Archie J. Hunter – Husband, daddy, papa, veteran, plowboy went to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2011. Archie was born May 27, 1932, to Harvid and Bertha Hunter. He graduated from Roscoe High School and attended UT Arlington on a football scholarship. He then served in the U.S. Army and played on the all Army team with Heisman Trophy winner Billy Vessels. He met and married Sherry L. Hunter while stationed at Fort Sill, OK, on Feb. 25, 1956, and loved her all his life. He then returned to college at Hardin Simmons University and was a star player for football great Coach Sammy Baugh. He received his degree in accounting and went to work for Flintkote (now Georgia Pacific) in Sweetwater and moved home to raise his family in Roscoe. He rose in the company and became the North American comptroller and traveled throughout North America until he retired in 1994. He loved Jesus Christ and was a long serving deacon in the First Baptist Church in Roscoe, Texas. He was a sports lover and was a Texas official for numerous years at basketball and football games. He loved kids and never missed an athletic event that involved Roscoe High Plowboys and Plowgirls and was a leader in the booster club. He was community leader and served on the school board, groundwater district board and was loved by his community, family and anyone he met. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Hunter of Roscoe; daughter, Sandy Graham and husband Hal of Stephenville, Texas; sons, Arthur Lee Hunter and wife Netia Sue of Crawford, Texas and Dan Hunter and wife Nancy of Stephenville, Texas; sisters, Audrey Hunter and Mae Hunter of Coppell, Texas, and Sue Sanford of St. Louis, MO; brother, Howard Hunter of Odessa, Texas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, Harvid and Bertha Hunter; brothers, Roy and Arnold Hunter; infant sister, Thelma Hunter, and his son-in-law, Johnny Hunter.
Services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Roscoe, Texas, with Reverend Adam Davis officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Roscoe. Pallbearers will be Roscoe Plowboy coaches Johnny Martin, Wes Williams, Kendell Cleckler, Rocky Ford, Jonathan Haseloff and Chuck Cathey. Honorary Pallbearers are the Deacons of the First Baptist Churchin Roscoe. McCoy Funeral Home of Roscoe is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. 626, Roscoe, Texas 79545.
Online condolences may be expressed at mccoyfh.com.