Kenneth Myrl Archer

 Kenneth “Sambo” Myrl Archer was born Saturday, April 5, 1930, in Bailey, to John Thomas.and Hester Evelyn (Todd) Archer. Sambo passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Rush Springs at the age of 91.
 Funeral Services were held on Monday, March 28, 2022, at the Bailey Community Church, with Terry Beard officiating. Burial followed in the Bailey Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Online condolences may be made to
 He was a Korean War Graduate of Bray High School. Sambo lived in the Bailey community most of his life. He lived in Cox City for 16 years until he decided to build on the Archer home place in 1972, and made it his forever home.
 Sambo married his best friend and soulmate, Mary Ann Sherrill, on March 9, 1956, in Cox City. He and Mary celebrated just over 66 years of marriage at the time of his passing.
 Sambo proudly served his country for 4 years in the Korean War and his time was spent on the USS Agerholm (DD826) Ship. During his time in the Navy, he earned a Korean Service Ribbon, China Service Ribbon, United Nations Service Medal, and a Navy Occupational Service Medal.
 Sambo was a farmer, welder, and did custom harvesting for more than 20 years. His work took him to various states working on farms. Sambo was a member of the Bailey Community Church and was also a member of the American Legion. He was a man of many skills and could do just about anything. Sambo enjoyed woodworking and selling his work at different craft shows. Most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed their time together making memories to last a lifetime. Sambo will be deeply missed by all.
 Sambo leaves behind his wife of the home, 2 sons, Kenneth Archer and wife Gina, and Harold Archer and wife Beverly, daughter Debbie Archer O’neal, 7 grandchildren and 2 bonus grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 7 bonus great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law Betty Todd.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers: Melton Archer, Harold Archer, and JT Archer, 4 sisters: Edna F. Dorsey, Dorothy Selman, Helen Bower, and Billy Sue Boydston, and son-in-law Ken O’Neal.