Cass Louis Archer

Born June 1, 1924

Cass Louis Archer, faithful Christian, devoted husband and father, and dedicated college math professor, died Tuesday at his home in San Angelo. He was 86. Cass was born June 1, 1924, in Spearman, Texas, to Charles O. and Jessie (Karr) Archer. He had five brothers and two sisters. He married Irma Ruth Fulbright July 25, 1953, in McLean, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943-46. After his service he studied at the University of Texas, earning bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in mathematics. He taught mathematics for 32 years, including serving as the head of the math department at Angelo State University from 1959-84. He also taught math in the Seminole public schools. A long-time member of the Church of Christ, he served as a deacon and as an elder at Johnson Street Church of Christ. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, a professional association of educators, and a member of the Rotary Club for many years. He was known for his dry wit and keen sense of humor. He loved traveling and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Irma, of the home; a brother, Coleman Archer of North Richland Hills; children, Laura Wells and her husband, Cris, of Hurst; Deborah Pratt and her husband, Andrew, of Lawrenceville, N.J.; and Tim Archer and his wife, Carolina, of Abilene; seven grandchildren, Aaron Wells and his wife, Cecilia, Michael Wells, Philip Wells, Ben Pratt, Lauren Pratt, Daniel Archer, and Andrea Archer. Visitation will be Friday, May 27, at Johnson’s Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 28, at Johnson Street Church of Christ, with Tommy King, minister of the church, officiating. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo. Arrangements are by Johnson’s Funeral Home. The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff of Shannon Home Health Services and Hospice of San Angelo for the loving care given to our husband and father. Memorial donations may be made to Herald of Truth Ministries in Abilene, Texas, or to Hospice of San Angelo. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


  • Visitation Friday, May 27, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 28, 2011

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May 31, 2011

My sympathy to the family of this dedicated man. It was my honor to have been in his classroom both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student. In my 30 year career as a secondary math educator I relied on all that he had taught to me as a student and tried to pay it forward to my own students. Thank you family for sharing him with so many of us.
Betty Minor, Class of 1967 and 1973

Bob Taylor

May 29, 2011

I enjoyed six semester hours of calculus with Cass Archer. I say "enjoyed" because he was an excellent teacher and a thoroughly good, decent man. I remember my educational experience with him very fondly and was saddened to read of his passing. I offer his family my most sincere and heartfelt condolences.

May 28, 2011

We are thinking about you and your family as you reflect on your good years together and press on to adjust to your loss of Cass.
Love, Sue Higginbotham, Kevin Barnett and Kathy Wilkinson

Rene' Williams Harvey

May 28, 2011

Dear Archers,
My family admired Dr. Archer (and all of the Archer family) for their knowledge, wisdom, and humor! May the Lord comfort and hold you during this time.

May 28, 2011

Dr. Archer was the best teacher! My entire life I struggled(understatement)with math, but I almost made an A in his class. I will always be grateful to him. I remember his kind and gentle spirit. His life was a wonderful testimony.

Love to you-Ava(Houston)Kahl
Keller, Texas
former music teacher, San Angelo

Nan & Pam

May 28, 2011

Casss Archer was such a nice soft hearted man. WE enjoyed his company and joking personality on Monday mornings. As people, we are better for the oppurtunity of knowing Cass.

Paul & Brenda White

May 28, 2011

Tim, Our prayers are with you and your family. Pleasant memories are a great treasure to be held close to the heart.

Rick Herndon

May 28, 2011

Cass Archer was the best prof I studied under during my time at SAC 1963-1964.

May 28, 2011

Dear Irma and Family,
It is with great sadness that I read about the passing of Br. Cass Archer.
I remember him as a godly man and I had the utmost respect for him. He was always kind and gentle with everyone.
I can still picture all of your family seated together during church service, a marvelous example for everyone.
May the Lord bless you with the peace that passes understanding, May you feel the arms of Jesus wrapped around you, comforting you as only He can.
With love in the Lord, Ellen (Dula) Axsom and family.

Cristopher Wells

May 27, 2011

The Greatest Father in law in the world. Thanks for everything.