Archie Melvin  Waldron
Archie Melvin Waldron, beloved son, brother, husband, and father died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Archie was raised in Roanoke, VA and graduated from Paul Smith's College and Roanoke College. He spent over two decades in food service management serving Hollins and Sweet Briar Colleges. Archie and his family moved to Hahira, GA in 2004 where he began a new career in insurance as president of Star Insurance Agency. He has spent the last couple of years in retirement enjoying time on the farm and with family. Archie was not only a hard-worker professionally but a dedicated civic leader, a board member of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, past member of the Rotary Club of Amherst, VA, and a servant of Christ at Hahira United Methodist Church where he was proud to serve and deepen his faith. Archie leaves a legacy of unbreakable love, deep faith, and an abiding commitment to family, friends, and his community.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Starling Hollis Waldron, their three children: Lily Starling Waldron, Alexander Minton Waldron, and Hollis Marie Waldron; his mother, Rheta Sexton; brothers Del (Annette) Waldron, Rod (Barbara) Waldron, and Larry (Tina) Waldron; sister, Jill (Aaron) Lavinder; and brother-in-law, David (Karrie) Hollis.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, HUMC, or a charity of your choice. A private burial will be held graveside on Saturday, March 28, 2020 with plans for a celebration of life later this year.
Published on March 26, 2020


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Kelly Patrick
Mar 31, 2020
My condolences on the loss of your sweet, kind and wonderful son, husband, father and friend. Archie grew up on the street next to mine and was in school with me from elementary through high school. He also attended Roanoke College, but we never had classes together. What I remember most about Archie was his beautiful smile and optimistic outlook on life. I remember running into him once and him telling me about his love of cooking and food service. Hearing the passion he expressed for the things he loved made an impression. And reading his obituary, while sad, is also heartwarming because he lived a beautiful life. Prayers for you during this time of loss. The world needs more men like more
Brett Blitch
Mar 31, 2020
Prayers for you and your family.
Cheryl and Randy Stone
Mar 29, 2020
Dear Star,
We are both shocked and sad about Archie’s passing. On our trip he was such wonderful company and so full of life. We are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers.
Cheryl and Randy Stone
Al and Anita Karle
Mar 29, 2020
It was a pleasure to have gotten to know you and Archie as we traveled thru Scotland last August. You’ll helped make it fun for us. Know that you and your family are surrounded by prayers and thoughts by many. We are so sorry to learn of his passing. Take care and God Bless! Al and Anita Karle
Mike & Julie Moran
Mar 29, 2020
We are so sad to hear of Archie's passing. Being able to meet you both on our Scotland journey last year was a highlight of the trip. We valued our new friendship with you greatly.
Mike and Julie
Medford, OR
Andy and Katrina Fletcher
Mar 28, 2020
Star and family, we are deeply sad and our hearts hurt so much. We lift up prayers of comfort and peace to our Father. May He shelter you in His arms and bless you with strength. We love you!
Andy and Katrina
Jackie Lyons
Mar 27, 2020
I am so heart broken to hear this news. Archie was such a special man. I didn’t meet him until 2013. I admired his dedication to Star’s parents when we took care of them from (2013-2017) until their health started failing. I use to tell Star he is so dedicated to your parents. He is a good man. The good son in laws are hard to find. He would give me and the rest of the help the upmost respect. He will be missed. Always smiling and pleasant. Star and family you have my condolences.
Anthony Thompson
Mar 27, 2020
Archie was the sweetest, kindest, funniest and best of friends. He was a man, take him for all in all. We shall not see his like again
Frank Allen (Breadman)
Mar 27, 2020
A great man I remember deliver bread to him at SB College always super nice . So sorry . Prayers for his family
Julie Waldron Hartzheim
Mar 27, 2020
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Although Archie and I shared the same last name, we were not related but it did make us aware of each other in school. We enjoyed many laughs back in the day.
Mar 27, 2020
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