Joe B. Archibald, age 90, of Roswell passed away August 8, 2017. A memorial service will be held 1:00 P.M., Monday, August 14, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Pastor John Joiner of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hobbs, NM will be officiating. A luncheon will be served at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N Missouri Ave, Roswell, NM 88201. Inurnment will follow at a later date at South Park Cemetery.
Joe was born on June 9, 1927 in Green County, Alabama to Freemond and Lilly Archibald. He was a very giving man, active in his community in which he volunteered for various organizations: charity events for the VFW Bingo, The Boys and Girls Club, The Lions, The Masons, and The Leader Dogs. Joe was a big Dallas Cowboys fan, he also loved basketball, and sports of all kinds. He was a simple man and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life: playing Dominos, eating chocolate cake, peanut butter, sweet potato pie, cookies, and peppermint in his coffee.
He is preceded in death by his parents Freemond and Lilly Archibald, and his beloved wife Rosetta Archibald.
He is survived by his daughter Diane Gilford; brothers Reverend Billy Archibald of Las Vegas, NV and David Archibald of Tacoma, WA; sister Rose (Archibald) Williams of Alabama; two grandchildren Lisa Gilford and Joseph Gilford; and one great-grandchild Joshua Gilford.