Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Douglas Brian Archer

Douglas Brian Archer, 50, of Richfield, NC, passed away Monday February 11, 2019 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be 1PM Thursday February 14, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel of Albemarle with Rev. Delane Burris officiating. Burial will take place at the Salisbury National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends following the service in the chapel.

Douglas was born January 22, 1969 in Stanly County, NC and was the son of the late Robert Eugene Archer and Macie Mann Hinson. Mr. Archer graduated in 1987 from Albemarle High School and attended Stanly Community College. Douglas graduated from Pfeiffer University in 1995 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He worked for many years in the county club industry as an activities director and at Morrow Mountain State Park as an attendant. Douglas was of the Catholic Faith and was a Veteran of the US Army serving from 1987 until 1996.

Mr. Archer is survived by his Aunt and Uncle Lonnie and Patty Morton of Albemarle, NC; Aunt Lib Burleson of Albemarle, NC; brother Anthony “Tony” Archer of Albemarle, NC and stepfather Jim Hinson. He was also preceded in death by a sister Kathy Archer Lambert.

Memorials may be made to the Stanly County Humane Society, 2049 Badin Road, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Archer Family.


  • Alan and Gail Burris Posted February 12, 2019 4:17 pm

    Doug was such a sweet person and friend. Will miss him . Prayers for the family.

  • Rhonda Coumas Posted February 12, 2019 5:12 pm

    So saddened to hear this news. Doug was a wonderfully sweet guy. Had many great conversations with him when he worked at PCC. My condolenscences to the family.

  • Pamela Archer Posted February 12, 2019 5:28 pm

    My dear sweet cousin, how I will miss you. Praise God, no more pain for you, and my Mom who left earth January 29th.

  • Steph Russell Posted February 12, 2019 7:17 pm

    So young, so sad. He lived everyday to the fullest. He was my best friend for 5 years and he had a sweet dog Maggie.

  • Lisa Harwood Posted February 12, 2019 8:47 pm

    I’m so sorry I really thought he was beating the cancer. So sad

  • Erinn (Tyson) Edwards Posted February 13, 2019 8:20 pm

    Heard today about Doug’s passing. Was his classmate at AHS. He was always nice and friendly. My deepest condolences to his family. I pray for your comfort during this difficult time.

  • REGINALD D. GRIER SR. RET.(CSM) Posted February 14, 2019 8:24 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

  • Neal Ganzert Posted February 14, 2019 10:07 pm

    Doug Archer was a fine Sergeant. I served with him. We were soldiers.

  • Lessie White Posted February 14, 2019 10:55 pm

    I’m so sorry to see this. Sorry for those of us who will miss Doug. I met him while working at Morrow Mountain. I had the honor of driving him to Salisbury a few times. And taking him meals a few more times. God bless you all as you adjust to life here without him.

  • Albertus S Barnes Posted March 8, 2019 11:26 am

    I am sorry to hear this. Douglas was a beautiful and a sweet person. I met Douglas in 2013 at Camden Ballantyne’s apartment monthly social. He and I became friends at that point. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. God needed another soldier.

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