Willie C. Archie

Died: July 8, 2015
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Willie C. Archie was born in Bastrop, Louisiana. He was the third child of Alma Carpenter Archie & James Marion Archie.

As a young man Willie “W.C.” Archie was a national honor roll student, soared academically in math and science, played tennis, the coronet and sang. Writing poetry, playing chess, making pottery and ceramics, bowling and golf were his lifetime pastime passions. In 1964, Willie earned his BA from San Francisco State University and MBA from Golden Gate University in 1970.

W.C. served in the US Army with honorable discharge and was a celebrated and honored employee of The University of California, Systemwide for 40 years and a member of The Faculty Club for 38 years. Church and family involvement were paramount in his life as he was a dedicated and third generation member of The Beth Eden Baptist Church, serving as a member of The Board of Trustees for over 40 years and as a Deacon since1997.

W.C. is survived by the love of his life and wife Angela Maria Alexander-Archie, his son Raymond Calvin Archie (Melissa Archie), daughter Renata Maria Archie, grandson Ibrahima Guisse, brother James Archie (Angelina Overall-Archie), three aunts, 15 godchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunset View Mortuary


101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Beth Eden Baptist Church


1183 10th Street, Oakland, CA, 94607

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530


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Died: July 8, 2015

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The Gregoire-Piersons posted on 8/9/15

For God reasons, I woke up with Deacon Archie on my mind, as I remembered reading in a bulletin awhile back when I was ill, that Deacon Archie was in New York seeking medical attention. Sis Angela and family we pray all is indeed well with your souls, knowing that God is. We extend to you God's comfort. The Gregoire-Piersons


Christina Hansen posted on 7/15/15

I worked with Willie while at UCLA and UC Irvine and could always count on his patience as I asked a (usually long) question. Better still, his advice was thoughtful and reasonable. I, along with many of my colleagues of the same era here in southern Califonia, valued his advice in many areas. My most sincere condolences to the family. Christina Hansen


Lorri posted on 7/15/15

Dear Mrs Angela, I am so sorry for you lost. May God keep you and your family. I remember when I worked for UC he was our director for the choir. He will truly be missed


Samuela Evans posted on 7/14/15

Dear Angela, Renata and Raymond, I worked with Willie for 22 years at UCOP. He was a great mentor, patient teacher and wonderful colleague, always bringing good humor and kindness to the office. He shared his family and home, inviting us to your weddings and making pickles in your kitchen. May his memory be for a blessing, Samuela Evans