He was born on May 23, 1957 in Cabool, the son of Bill and Mary (Underwood) Archer.
Dean is survived by his daughters, Cathy Daniel and husband Jon and Christy Grimes and husband Chuck; his son, David Archer and wife Sara; brothers, Bill Archer and wife Sharon and Harold Archer and wife Debbie; sisters, Terry Shelton and husband Hershel and Rita Babb and husband Jim; stepbrother, Dennis Furlow; aunt, Shirley Underwood Shelton; grandchildren, Lane, Shyanne and Brenton Daniel, Natalie and Nicholas Archer, Devon, Kyle and Chasity Johnson and Jacqueline Grimes; great-grandchildren, Adam Daniel, Athena Sloan, Bransyn Daniel and Braelynn Daniel; 16 cousins; four nieces and four nephews; and a lifelong best friend, Lonzo Huffman.
Dean enjoyed being outdoors and by the river and building model trains with his brother, Bill. He will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved him.
Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcrfuneralhome.com.