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.
Your name will always be a legend. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for service to the community.
James and Wendy Washington
Bootie you were an asset you the community and will be greatly missed
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.
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.
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.
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.
GO REST ON THAT ON THAT MOUNTAIN YOUR WORK ON EARTH IS THRU
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!
RIP Bootie. You will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers to Donna and family.
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