Kenneth Archer is a retired pharmacist, but still works everyday to make sure the people in his community are served. He believes tending to the less fortunate in local communities should be a first priority.
Archer has practiced pharmacy with his father at Archers Family Pharmacy since 1980. He sold the pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist until his retirement in 2017. Since then, he’s kept his pharmacist license and worked some part-time jobs, but when the pandemic hit, he jumped into frontlines volunteering at the Monroe County Health Dept administering Covid-19 vaccines. Archer has always had a special place in his heart for serving others, believing his greatest awards he’s ever received are from the people he has served, both inside and outside his profession.
Sweetwater, Tennessee is Archer’s hometown where he graduated fifth in his class in 1975 and played on the basketball team. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for pre-pharmacy then graduated fifth in his class at the University of Tennessee Pharmacy School in Memphis. He has participated in numerous mission trips both in America and abroad, a current Sweetwater Hospital Board member for over 20 years, and a volunteer advocate for the Tennessee Pharmacist’s Recovery Network for that same time.
Archer is a deacon at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater. He loves to spend time with his wife, Elaine, his daughter, Lindsey, son-in-law, Brandon, granddaughter, Quinn, and his brother and sister, Gary and Lisa.