Archer G. EngleOctober 27, 1923 - December 5, 2014
Posted on December 7, 2014 at 1:14 AM • 4 Comments
Archer G. Engle, 92, of Edgewood, TX, passed away early Friday morning, December 5, 2014, in Tyler, TX. Born October 27, 1923, in Gray, KY, he was the son of the late John Ed Engle and Lucille Peck Engle. He was raised in Fonde, KY, where he attended public school.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. On June 30, 1947, he married Wanda Lou Harbin in Rossville, GA. He lived in Barbourville, KY, prior to moving to Edgewood, TX, in 2006. Archer was a minister for the Church of God, retiring in 1970, but remained in the ministry for 50 years. He enjoyed hunting, reading, and flying airplanes. Archer was a member of New Journey Church of God in Edgewood, TX, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kentucky.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Wayne Engle; three sisters: Rosette Smith, Annette Gibson, and Georgia Hodge; and a brother, Master Sergeant Harold Engle.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lou Engle of Edgewood, TX; son, Glenn Engle, of Edgewood, TX; three daughters: Sandy Hinton and husband Chuck of Edgewood, TX, Marilyn Willis and husband Johnnie of Wills Point, TX, and Janet Bitzer of Cincinnati, OH; eight grandchildren: Chris Hinton, Aaron Hinton, Anissa Morrow, Lori Turner, Karri Turner, Brandon Thompson, Scott Willis, and Donnie Willis; and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as other relatives and numerous friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Hinton and Rev. Charles Harbin officiating. Burial will follow in Candle Ridge Cemetery at Gray, KY, with military rites conducted by the D.A.V. Chapter 158. Pallbearers will be Johnnie Willis, Aaron Hinton, Chris Hinton, David Morrow, Bobby Walker, and Brandon Harbin.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.