Forest L. Archie, age 84, of Union City, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:35 PM at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on October 25, 1929 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Vinita (Burden) Archie.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Okey) Archie of Union City, Ohio; children, Roxanna Archie Sander of Ft. Wayne, IN, Steve (Pam) Archie of Colorado, Mike (Dawn) Archie of Texas, Ronnie Archie, DeGraff, Ohio, and Darrell Archie of Union City, Ohio; step daughters, Connie (Richard) Thompson of Kentucky and Bonnie Okey of Ft. Wayne, IN; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his half-sister, Charlotte Holland and half-brother, Dean Burden.
Forest retired in 1987 from Westinghouse after 33 years of service. He was an avid Cowboys fan and loved baseball where he coached little league. He loved gardening, mowing the yard and horse races.
There will be a service held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Bass Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.