Archie, 92, passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at his home in Charlotte.
Born September 27, 1921 in Longmont, Colorado to James A. and Addie Henry Kisner, he was the last survivor of ten children. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Charles Ausburne, and then began a career in the retail jewelry business.
Archie was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and was a part of the Men of the Church, as well as volunteering with the church's Scouting program, starting the Explorer Scouting program when the church was Camp Greene Presbyterian. He also was one of the founders of the Ashley Park Little League and a member of the Charlotte Rose Society.
His family includes Fern Yelton Kisner, his wife of 67 years; two sons, James Kisner and his wife, Brenda, and Steven Kisner and his wife Christy, and his daughter, Susan Kisner Allen; as well as seven grandchildren, Kyle Kisner and wife Jennifer, Jennifer Kisner Militello and husband Christiaan, Stephanie Kisner Street and husband Eddie, Kristopher Kisner, Kevin Kisner and wife Brittany, Justin Allen and wife Janae, and Garrett Allen; nine great-grandchildren; and many devoted nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate Archie's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27th at Christ Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Stephen Ratliff officiating. His family will receive friends at the church following the service. Private interment will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Christ Presbyterian Church, 2461 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208.