James Kevin Archibald Sr., 62 of Gillespie, died at University Health Care Center in Edwardsville on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. He was born on February 26, 1955, in Litchfield to James Archibald and Gladys (Jones) Archibald.
He married Angela (Neel) Archibald on September 17, 2016, in Raymond. He was a cashier for Walmart in Litchfield. He also was a police officer in Gillespie, Benld, and Wilsonville. He also worked as security for Monterey Coal Co. James was a photographer and enjoyed artwork. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 214 AF and AM of Gillespie.
He is survived by his spouse, Angela Archibald of Gillespie; children, Jennifer Adams of Gillespie, James “Kevin” Archibald of Benld and Lena Archibald of Benld; stepchildren, Jeremy Swires of Gillespie and Emy-Lee Szerletich of Gillespie; grandchildren, Destiney Adams, and Ruby Adams; and siblings, Jean Snyder of Carlinville, Karen Archibald of Carlinville,and Terry (Cindy) Archibald of Springfield.
James was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation services will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Masonic Lodge or Kravanya Funeral Home.
Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.