Archie Anthony Sears, Jr.

November 20, 1923April 23, 2021

Archie Anthony Sears, Jr., 97, passed away suddenly at his residence on April 23, 2021. He was born on November 20, 1923, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the late Archie A. and Virgie B. Sears.

Archie began his lifelong career at Nolde’s Bakery in Richmond directly out of high school and continued to manage multiple plants for 36 years until Nolde’s closed in 1977. He retired from Mary Jane Bakery in 1988. A true Renaissance Man, Archie excelled at all he attempted. In addition to his diverse building and repair projects, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Above all, Archie was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was preceded in death by his late wife Audrey; his siblings, Helen Margaret, Juanita, and Cecil; and his great granddaughter, Emersyn.

Left to cherish his memories are his three sons, David, Keith, and Mark Sears; three siblings, Barbara Jean Dance, Robert Ellis Sears, and Joan Padgett Robinson; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation to your local fire and rescue squad in Archie’s honor.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Rosewood – Kellum Funeral Home in Virginia Beach. Interment in Rosewood Memorial Park.


  • In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation to your local fire and rescue squad in Archie’s honor.


  • A Celebration of Life

    Thursday, April 29, 2021


Archie Anthony Sears, Jr.

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Diane Huntley

April 30, 2021

Some of my earliest memories were playing in your front yard, drinking out of my favorite plastic yellow boot cup and eating the best soup ever made "Pop Pop's Soup". Thank you for those memories.
May you rest in eternal peace with Nanny.

Miriam Duran

April 30, 2021

My deepest condolences on the passing of your father. You always had the best stories about him. God bless you and all your family during this sad time and may he Rest In Peace.
Miriam Duran

Jody & Lori Fields

April 28, 2021

God Bless you Archie as you enter the gates of heaven. You will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know you. You were truly a great man.

Rose and Joe Matusky

April 28, 2021

Pops, I will never forget you. You were the most amazing person I've meet.You were the most jovial, friendly,and happy person I've ever met.You will be greatly Rose and Joe Matusky, You will be greatly missed.

Theresa Mendez

April 27, 2021

To Mark and Family: Our sincere condolences to all. I’ve never met Mr Archie but working with Mark, I always heard wonderful things about his Dad. I’m sure he will be greatly missed! God Bless! Theresa and Victor Mendez.

Rebecca Brady (Sears)

April 26, 2021

He was the best and will be missed. Love you pop-pop hug nanny for me.

Catherine BACON

April 25, 2021

Awesome man. Was always good to me. Gonna be missed a lot. A well loved man