of Little Rock, AR
March 6, 1954 - July 4, 2017
Michael E. Archibald, 63, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his home. He was born March 6, 1954 to Henry E. and Agnes Hendren Archibald in Memphis, TN. Mr. Archibald graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with a degree in art history. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Benton and worked at Arkansas DHS for thirty-eight years.He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother, Agnes Archibald of Benton; cousins, Tim Crowder, Todd Hendren, and Mark Hendren; other relatives, and friends.A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander with Rev. Zeke Allen officiating.In lieu of flowers, make donations to First United Methodist Church of Benton Debt Reduction, 200 North Market Street, Benton, AR 72015.
I am so sorry for your loss Agnes. I knew you and Mike Archibald as a kid I was Karla Pelton then when Vicky, Becky and Mike ran around together. I always thought they had so much fun together and couldn't wait to be a teenager and experience that for my self. You are in my prayers.With Sympathy,Karla Pelton Ramsey
I have a little pair of ceramic bluebirds that Archie always admired when he came to my apartment. Every time I look at those birds, I think of him. We knew each other through mutual friends at the University of Arkansas and lived in Leverett Gardens apartments at the same time. We lost track when I went to grad school in another state. He was a good friend and would always tell me the truth when I needed to hear it. My condolences.
Archie is one of those special people who remain special their entire lives. He touched the lives of so many and will be forever is our hearts. Laura Hensley Smith
Agnes and Archie's Many Friends:What a great friend Archie was to me during HS and at the U of A. We had so many laughs and great times over the years. I hate to tell you, Agnes, but we snuck out of your basement more times than I can count, but it was always good clean fun, or to roll someone's lawn!I was so stunned to learn of your loss and it really hit me hard, but so many great memories rushed into my head. Whether it was at UMY, Archie's house on Crystal Drive, or a local pizza parlor. Not sure if everyone remembers the Night Gallery watch parties we had, but Archie was ALWAYS a staple of those, and driving the streets of Benton and playing music and laughing. Those were simple, but great days.Clearly, Archie's memory and legacy will live on. I am just so sorry that his life was so short. I have nothing but love for him and I will never forget him!!Randy
We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. You and other family members are in our thoughts and prayers. We so enjoyed our years of growing up in a small neighborhood playing together.If there is anything we can do please don't hesitate to ask.Rick and Jan Tedford
I remember 'Archie' from my freshman year @ UofA. He went with me to see 'Psycho' when the movie was shown at the Greek Amphitheater because he didn't want me to go by myself (the movie was too scary). He was a gentle, beautiful soul. I am sorry for your loss.
I have known Archie for many years and was very fond of him. He was a true friend and he will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I have many fond memories of Archie and will remember him always.
Archie was my dearest friend for thirty years. He was an original, totally one of a kind and the most generous, kind, amazing person I have ever known. My world is smaller and sadder without him in it. Ms. Agnes, if there is anything I can do for you, please let me. My kids, Hannah and Graham, and I will miss him.
Sending love and prayers. Mike always had a huge and welcoming heart. UMY and Now Singer memories always include Mike.
I am sending prayers of comfort and strength to the family of Mike to guide you throughout this difficult period. I have enjoyed knowing Mike through the 7th and up to the 12th grade! Rest In Peace!
Dear Mrs. Archibald, I am so sorry for your loss. You raised a wonderful gentleman. I will miss his humor, and kindness. God Bless.
The world was a better place with Archie in it. He made me laugh at life, and to love those that didn't have as much as others. He was so sensitive to folks with disabilities, and advocated for their rights. He was a good friend that always knew when others needed a boost. I all ready miss him. He was definitely one of the good guys. I am so blessed to have known him. God be with you Mrs. Archibald.
Mrs. Archibald, so sorry for your loss. Archie was a great friend and co-worker and always put a smile on my face. He was so good with the clients at Alexander HDC and was a true gentleman. I miss him so much already, those phone calls always brightened my day.
Archie was the closest thing I had to a brother growing up. Agnes and Dad Archie and my parents, Raymond and Shirley Evans didnt worry much when our crew was together.... Becky Rowland, Melinda Stanley, Cindy and Bob Middleton....or maybe they DID! Arch didn't have much of a sense of direction and sometime he would take a wrong turn but we would eventually make it home by 10 0'clock!! Precious memories of our First Methodist UMY youth group and the NOW Singers.... Arch couldnt carry a tune in a bucket but he was up there in the back row singing away. I could write a ton of memories... I loved him so much and sadly we had lost touch over the years after I married and moved away, but I got a Christmas card every year. He will foever hold a place in my heart. Much love to Agnes and the family in Memphis.
Agnes, Archie was a treasured friend and I am so sorry for your loss... I love you and am sending you a hug and my prayers.