Archie Gladman Burch, 76, of Orange, went to his heavenly home, Nov. 17.

Visitation will be held at Harvest Chapel Church, 1305 Irving St. in West Orange, 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18.

Services to be held at Harvest Chapel Church at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 19, with burial to follow at Autumn Oaks Cemetary. The Rev. David Logan and the Reverend Charles Logan will officiate the service.

Born to Aaron “Bud” Burch and Bettie Irene Green, Dec. 22, 1933, in Johnson’s Bayou, La.

He joined the Army at the age of 19 and attained the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. While serving in the military, he had been stationed in Alaska and would often reminisce of his days there. After serving in the military, he married his wife of 53 years, Ruth Logan Burch.

He was retired from the Ironworkers and had devoted his later years to serving his church and his God. At the time of his death, he was the Associate Pastor of Harvest Chapel Church in West Orange.

He loved to travel and had been to nearly every state in the union. He had a passion for gardening and fruit trees. He loved the outdoors.

Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Ruth Logan Burch; three daughters, Becky Arceneaux and husband Lynn, Debbie Savoy and husband Richard both of Mauriceville, and Kathy Nicholas of Orange.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Newton and husband Bobby of Orange, Johnnie Hudson and her husband M.V. of New London, Texas; his brother, Cecil Peveto of Sulphur, La.

Pallbearers are Lynn Arceneaux, Richard Savoy, Daniel Ringer, Durwood Bennett, Jimmy Disedare, and Brian Burch.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Gideons International or the Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) Association.