Lester R. Archibald

July 16, 1930October 5, 2013
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LESTER R. ARCHIBALD, 83, and former resident of New Albany died Saturday, October 5, 2013. The son of the late Percy S. and Myrtle (Wilkes) Archibald, Lester was born July 16, 1930 in Alton, Indiana. He retired from Ford Motor Company after 38 years of service and was a member of F&AM Depauw Lodge and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Evaline, Hazel, Sam, Elmer and Charles. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Juanita Y. (Voyles) Archibald; daughters, Peggy S. Archibald and Dr. Sandi Archibald-Pedley (Lawrence, Jr.); sons, Gary R. Archibald (Cathy) and William L. Archibald; sisters, Thelma Landers and Lucille Vaughn; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Wednesday at the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel with private entombment in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville or the American Lung Association.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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October 10, 2013

Dear Archibald Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with the family for peace and cherished memories. Love, Bob and Martha Ann

Joyce Shelton (Archibald)

October 10, 2013

Dearest Juanita, Gary, Bill, Peggy, Sandi and children. I understand the pain and sorrow you are experiencing right now and wishing you peace knowing Lester is in a better place and you shall all be together again one day.

Ralph & Tammy de Chabert

October 9, 2013

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father, Peggy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carole & Harry Jones

October 8, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts. Cherish your memories and let them help you find peace. He was a good man and clearly loved you all very much.

michele flanigan

October 8, 2013

Dear Archibald Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Hold on to the sweet memories and each other.
With sincere sympathy,
Brian,Michele,and Paige Flanigan

Talena Dubberly

October 8, 2013

Archie & Cathy. It's hard losing a parent. I lost my Mom July of 2012. Pain eases but it doesn't go away. I'm so sorry. May you find some peace that he isn't suffering anymore. love, Talena Dubberly

Jessica Stroud ( Elswick ) Joyce Sheltons Grand daughter

October 8, 2013

Rest in peace Great Uncle. I know we may or may not have met, but you are still my uncle! Prayers for our family are being sent. One day we will all be together again!

bonnie Burge

October 8, 2013

Dear Archibald Family,
May you find peace in knowing Lester is safely home in Heaven.
Bunches of love and prayers,
Dale and Bonnie (Brown) Burge

Elizabeth and Sean Ryan

October 7, 2013

Dearest Archibald Family,

We were saddened to hear about the loss of one so loved. You will be in our hearts and prayers.


The Ryan Family

Anita Smith

October 7, 2013

Dr. Archibld sorry for your loss,May God bless & confort you in this time of loss Anita.