Jack Wayne Archebelle Sr. died Oct. 14, 2015, at the age of 76.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1939, in Macon, Georgia. Mr. Archebelle was preceded in death by his parents, William G. Archebelle and Mildred C. Archebelle and his sister, Cherie A. Andrews.
Jack was a resident of Virginia Beach for 40 years. He was a retired chief with 20 years service in the U.S. Navy, in which he served during the Vietnam War, and was a Purple Heart recipient. After retiring from the service, he graduated from St. Leo’s College and received a degree in business. He then began his career as an insurance agent with both Prudential and Allstate.
After retiring from the insurance business, he filled his time doing the things he loved such as gardening, auctions of any kind, watching NASCAR and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Archebelle was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk for over a decade. Jack was known for his quick witt and sense of humor, as well as his ability to never know a stranger.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sandra S. Archebelle; children, Wayne Archebelle (Melissa), Wanda Frazee (Brad) and Amy Keane (Paul); grandchildren, Trey and Billy Archebelle, Lauren Sharples and Hannah and Paul Keane Jr.; great-grandchildren, Sophia Archebellem and Elizabeth and Grayson Gilbert; siblings, Glenn Archebelle (Gayle), Bruce Archebelle (Tommie), Gail Griner (Earl) and Mike Archebelle (Christine); and brother-in-law, Gene Andrews.
Jack was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed. The family would like to give a special thank-you to all the caregivers at Gentiva Hospice and Beth Shalom.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home on Greenwich Road, in Virginia Beach. After a private burial service with family at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Norfolk on Kempsville Road in Norfolk,followed by a reception at the church.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Altmeyer Funeral Home.
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