The Newnan Times-Herald


​Hoke Smith Archer Jr.

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  • May. 08, 2018 - 4:07 PM

​Hoke Smith Archer Jr.

The Newnan Times-Herald

Hoke Smith Archer Jr., 81, of Newnan, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Houston, Texas after a hard-fought battle with illness.

Hoke was born in Atlanta on November 14, 1936, to the late Hoke Sr. and Hattie Archer. He graduated from Southwest High School and studied Architecture at Georgia Tech where he was also a member of the baseball team.  

His hard work and dedication led him to a become a successful business man in the construction industry.  He and family started ARCO Builders in 1979 from which he eventually retired to spend more time with loved ones.

Hoke had a passion for golf and enjoyed any day that he could get out on the golf course.  He was known for his generosity when it came to his family, friends, church, and community.  He was a DEVOTED Christian and a BELOVED family man. 

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Earline Archer; his children, Danny Archer (wife Leigh), David Archer (wife Valerie), Tara Archer Beckom, Tony Teasley (wife Jan), Jeff Teasley (wife Sandy) and Teresa Teasley Staatsmann; his 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; his sisters Jean King (husband Virgil) and Phyllis Norton; and nieces and nephews.  

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

He is preceded in death by his parents Hoke Sr. and Hattie Archer, his brother Billy Archer and his wife Pat.  

Visitation began today at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, at 2:00 p.m. 

A memorial service immediately followed in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home at 3 p.m., with Dr. Joel Dover officiating.

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, (770) 253-4580.