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Monday, 12 October 2020 14:36

James Hamilton "Bootie" Archer

James Hamilton “Bootie” Archer, 64, of Matoaca, VA, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020. A lifelong resident of Chesterfield County, he was the son of the late James Madison and Mabel Lee Hall Archer. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Kathy Archer (21 years), and a son, Christopher Luke Glasscock. Bootie was the proprietor of Archer’s Grocery, Garage and Towing, a business started by his father in 1943, the oldest family owned business in Chesterfield County. He expanded upon his father’s desire to continue the tradition of supporting the local community with food, friendship and service in their time of need. Beyond his business acumen, Bootie enjoyed a multitude of pastimes. He coached football for the Matoaca Association Football Junior team to three consecutive championship wins. He enjoyed the excitement of visiting NASCAR races with friends and traveling to the mountains to unwind. In addition, Bootie was a collector and restorer of classic cars, and the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan you would ever meet. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Donna Glasscock Archer; children, James Joseph Archer (Tara), Austin Robert Archer (Jocelyn), Brooke Glasscock Dimaio (Chris), and Larry Glasscock (Shelia); daughter-in-law, Heather Glasscock; grandchildren, Sutton, Mackenzie (Jake), Reilly, Holt, Gavin, Hadleigh, Paul, and William. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Western Heights Baptist Church, 24416 Cox Road, N. Dinwiddie, VA 23803, followed by interment at East Matoaca Cemetery. The family will receive friend from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday also at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ettrick-Matoaca Volunteer Rescue Squad, 5711 #1 River Road, S. Chesterfield, VA 23803. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Greg Garcia Monday, 26 October 2020 08:35 posted by Greg Garcia

    Such a fine gentleman! He will be truly missed. I know his mom and dad greeted him with open arms. He was always more than fair with me on my vehicle inspections. Truly a class act! I prefer to think of death as a temporary seperation. Time passes so fast. Soon his loved ones will see him again.

  • Comment Link Wendy Turner Washington Sunday, 18 October 2020 19:00 posted by Wendy Turner Washington

    Your name will always be a legend. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for service to the community.
    James and Wendy Washington

  • Comment Link Elbert and Virginia Sunday, 18 October 2020 18:52 posted by Elbert and Virginia

    Bootie you were an asset you the community and will be greatly missed

  • Comment Link Linda Garr Sunday, 18 October 2020 11:46 posted by Linda Garr

    One of the first memories I have when we moved to River Rd was meeting Booty and family. The old green store was still standing..what a sight!..I will always treasure having the privilege of knowing him and his family.

  • Comment Link Linda Bell Saturday, 17 October 2020 22:20 posted by Linda Bell

    Bootie you will be missed in the Matoaca community. Heaven just got another star. Enjoy being reunited with all your Family and friends that went ahead. Condolences to your family.

  • Comment Link Daniel (Stephen) Raper Saturday, 17 October 2020 16:39 posted by Daniel (Stephen) Raper

    I remember Mrs. Archer telling me about his stomach issues back last August and he was going to the hospital to get checked out. I told her "it's probably a ulcer" and then I came back in and she told me it was cancer. It broke my heart cause I had only known Mr. Archer barely 10 years. I sat and talked to him one day about it and he was so cool about it. He told me " you can sit at home and prepare to die or you can go out and keep living" he said "I was taught if you are able to work, you go out and work." He did just that. He outlived what the doctors said and he did it his way. It's not how you die but it's how you live that defines us. GODBLESS you Mr. Archer. I am pretty sure I will see you again one day buddy.

  • Comment Link Kelly and Kris Saturday, 17 October 2020 15:15 posted by Kelly and Kris

    I just love my Archers! Many blessings extended to family and friends that are deeply hurt right now. In the short time I've lived right around the corner, you guys are home.

  • Comment Link MARION DAVIS Friday, 16 October 2020 18:47 posted by MARION DAVIS


  • Comment Link Wayne Moyer Friday, 16 October 2020 16:24 posted by Wayne Moyer

    Bootie, we were classmates from the first grade at Ettrick Elementary all the way through graduation at Matoaca High. We both had the great good fortune to have strong fathers who, through their example, taught us how to work hard. And we had loving mothers to teach us humility and empathy. We always teased each other who had earned the most money. We both knew that all that we had we worked for; no one ever gave us anything but the opportunity to work. Now you celebrate what all Christians are destined for, a place in Heaven with our loved ones. I know that you and Kathy are re-united, along with your mother and father. I am sure that you father praised you for upholding the good name that he gave you, and for continuing to be an asset to our community. I pray God's blessing for your sons to do the same. I will think of you every time I patronize Archer's Garage and Grocery. Keep the "light on" as your friends join you someday!

  • Comment Link Dennis  Sally Friday, 16 October 2020 14:33 posted by Dennis Sally

    RIP Bootie. You will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers to Donna and family.

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