Robert H. Archer

August 31, 1930March 11, 2019

Robert H. Archer passed away in Crosby, Texas on March 11, 2019 at the age of 88. He was born in Baytown, Texas on August 31, 1930 to the union of Arthur Elsworth Archer and Frances Lucille Cowan Archer who precedes him in death. Robert was also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Shirley A. Archer; two brothers A.E. Archer and Dr. Francis Archer; and his daughter Valerie Tarnick. He is survived by his son Bobby Archer; three grandchildren, Christopher Tarnick, Brandon Archer and wife Kenna, Elise Henson and husband Christopher; four great grandchildren, Brady Archer, Riley Archer, Cameron Henson, and Katniss Henson. The family will receive friends for visitation between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521. Funeral services will take place in the Chapel of Navarre Funeral Home at 10:00 am on Monday, March 18, 2019, with interment and military honors to follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Please visit to sign the online guest book and share words of comfort with the family.


  • Arthur Elsworth Archer and Frances Lucille Cowan Archer, Parents Deceased
  • Shirley A. Archer, Wife of 61 Years Deceased
  • A.E. Archer and Dr. Francis Archer, Brothers Deceased
  • Valerie Tarnick, Daughter Deceased
  • Bobby Archer, Son
  • Christopher Tarnick, Brandon Archer and wife Kenna, Elise Henson and husband Christopher, Grandchildren
  • Brady Archer, Riley Archer, Cameron Henson, and Katniss Henson, Great Grandchildren


  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, March 18, 2019

Robert H. Archer

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Steven James

March 21, 2019

I worked with Bob many years ago when I was just starting my piping design career. Bob was a great guy and remember him fondly. He was always smiling and laughing. We were a handful that started the Crosby Ducks Unlimited chapter way back then and I had the pleasure of playing golf with Bob a few times as well. Please accept my condolences. I didn't hear that he had passed until after his funeral.
Steven James

Melissa Bonifant

March 16, 2019

Bobby. Your family is in my prayers. Your Dad was a great man. I enjoyed our lunches we would have at Citizens Bank when he would come up to visit your Mom.

Cecilia Leach Hodges

March 14, 2019

It has been an honor knowing Mr Archer as a friend and neighbor these last several years. We shared a love for hunting, and neighborhood birds. He listened and laughed at my stories of children when I substituted, and prayed daily for me and my family members. Mr Archer was encouraging of my attempts to quilt and supported my painting talents. Almost evertime I told him I loved him he replied that he loved me too. I took his advice.. He watched me walk home safely every night when he was healthier. Mr Archer was humble even though he and his wife, Shirley , had long careers and many years of public service. He was very proud of Bobby and shared many interests with Bobby. Mr Archer was aware of the devotion of his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. There is so much more to share, but I appreciate his family sharing him with me.