Derrick Russell Archer

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Derrick Russell Archer, 41, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis. A Celebration of Life will be held at  11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, Lubbock, TX.

Derrick was born February 15, 1978 in Pampa, TX to Rick and Sherilyn Archer. Derrick graduated from Pampa High School and attended Texas Tech University. Derrick was self-employed in the lawn and landscaping business as well as the construction business installing utilities via road bores. He was involved in numerous large irrigation projects around Lubbock and surrounding cities.

As an avid sportsman, gun enthusiast, archery, fishing and boating activities he loved the outdoors and being able to hunt and fish around the country with his parents and brother as a boy and later on with his children. Derrick enjoyed cooking and barbequing for family and friends and was quite proficient in the kitchen.

On October 9, 2004 he married Jodie Kilmer and they became parents to three beautiful children, Cooper, Allie and Brinklie. Derrick dearly loved his family. He was active in baseball and coached up until a couple of years ago which gave him and Jodie an opportunity to spend one on one time with his children. He was extremely active in youth baseball serving as coach, board member, district administrator, grounds keeper and whatever else it took to help youngsters become better ball players.

Derrick is survived by his wife, Jodie; son Cooper Archer; two daughters Allie and Brinklie Archer; his mother Sherilyn Archer of Pampa, TX; brother Dirk (Ali) Archer of Galveston, TX. He is preceded in death by his father, Rick Archer.


Memorials in memory of Derrick can be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation


16 thoughts on “Derrick Russell Archer”

  1. Sheila Griffith

    Our thoughts and prayers are for you Jodie and your sweet children during this difficult time…Paul and Sheila Deckard Griffith

  2. Thinking of the Archer family and their little ones at this difficult time. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending you all prayers of peace and comfort.

    The Malaeb Family

  3. I am so sadden to hear of the loss of Derrick.
    My heart is heavy & I pray for comfort.
    Sherilyn, you are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Love you!
    Mary Leatham.

  4. Beverly White

    Sherilyn, I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…Beverly White

  5. Sherilyn , Jodie, and precious children , our hearts are breaking for all of you ! The memorial video is such cherished memories ! Derrick was an amazing son , husband , dad , and friend ! Love the memories of our kids and Derrick at Tech ! Derrick was a Great Young Man ! Love and Prayers for you all in all the days ahead ?❤️??❤️ Robert & Cara Morris

  6. Jodie deepest condolences from the Greene family. We pray for strength and comfort during this difficult time, for you and your family.

  7. Sending love and prayers your way. Wish I was there to attend the memorial. God bless you and the kids during this tough tome.

  8. Jodie and family,

    There are no words to take away the pain. Derrick was a great man. We will always treasure the friendship and the time he spent coaching our Sam in football and baseball. Please know we love you all and will continue to pray.

    Rev 21:4

    Much love,
    The Odom family

  9. Carol Kalcuch

    Our thoughts and prayers of comfort are with your family. Derrick was a special young man.
    Damon and Colt Kalcich
    Farmington, NM
    Carol, Dale and Toni Kalcich
    Ft. Mohave, AZ

  10. Steve and Heidi Phelps

    Our prayers are with you, Sherilyn, and all your family. Pray God will comfort you in this time.

  11. carlton biggs

    So sad to hear about derrick thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

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