OBITUARY

Archie James Kisner

September 27, 1921October 25, 2013

Archie, 92, passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at his home in Charlotte.

Born September 27, 1921 in Longmont, Colorado to James A. and Addie Henry Kisner, he was the last survivor of ten children. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Charles Ausburne, and then began a career in the retail jewelry business.

Archie was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and was a part of the Men of the Church, as well as volunteering with the church’s Scouting program, starting the Explorer Scouting program when the church was Camp Greene Presbyterian. He also was one of the founders of the Ashley Park Little League and a member of the Charlotte Rose Society.

His family includes Fern Yelton Kisner, his wife of 67 years; two sons, James Kisner and his wife, Brenda, and Steven Kisner and his wife Christy, and his daughter, Susan Kisner Allen; as well as seven grandchildren, Kyle Kisner and wife Jennifer, Jennifer Kisner Militello and husband Christiaan, Stephanie Kisner Street and husband Eddie, Kristopher Kisner, Kevin Kisner and wife Brittany, Justin Allen and wife Janae, and Garrett Allen; nine great-grandchildren; and many devoted nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Archie’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27th at Christ Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Stephen Ratliff officiating. His family will receive friends at the church following the service. Private interment will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Christ Presbyterian Church, 2461 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, October 27, 2013
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Archie James Kisner

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Jane (Geer) & Bud Hyer

October 29, 2013

Susan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this sad time.

October 29, 2013

To the Kisner family. Our heart goes out to you for your loss of this wonderful man. Know that his memory will live on.

With deepest sympathy

Dick and Diane Salsitz
Aiken, SC

October 28, 2013

Dear Fern and family -
we are sorry to hear of Archie's passing.
We will keep you in our prayers,
Jurgen and Ursula Heiseler

David Harper

October 28, 2013

Dear Susan,
I am so sorry about your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Warmest regards,
David Harper

David Harper

October 28, 2013

Dear Fern,
I'm so sorry about your loss. I have so many fond memories of you and Arch with mom and dad. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Warmest regards,
David Harper

ColleenR Ratchford

October 28, 2013

Susan, I am so sorry for your loss, but am very happy you had your Dad for such a long time! I miss my Daddy every day and he has been gone for 17 years. Love to all of your family! Colleen Ratchford

John and Lynn Henkel

October 27, 2013

Jim,
I didn't know your Dad, but from what I hear you grew up in a Ozzie and Harriett world (it can't get any better than that). Those wonderful memories, along with family and friends will get you thru the rough times (and good times) ahead.

John McManus

October 27, 2013

Fern and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Arch was a fine man and a good friend. You and Arch were our best neighbors many years ago. You and your family are in my prayers. John McManus

cindy young

October 26, 2013

I only got to be around Mr. Kisner once..but he made me feel so special showing me all of his beautiful gardens that he and Mrs. Kisner worked so hard in and enjoyed. Later, Mr. Kisner potted one of his orange cannalilies I had a fit over and sent it to me. That was several years ago. And it never bloomed...until this year! And now Mr. Kisner is keeping Heavens' Gardens!
God Bless all of your hurting hearts.
With much respect and love,
Cindy Young
Ron Young

October 26, 2013

Vern and family,so sorry to hear of Archies passing.Great man.Great shipmate.Be assured our prayers will be lifted up for the family.
Jim and Ruby Newcomb