Mr. Derek Alan Archer, age 31, of Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on August 22, 1985, in Madison, Indiana, the loving son of, Alan J. Archer and Michelle Lynn (Holder) Wind. He was raised in Moorefield, Indiana where he grew up on the family farm. Derek was a 2004 graduate of the Switzerland County High School in Vevay, Indiana. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 2008 in landscape and horticulture design from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. Derek was united in marriage to the love of his life, Trisha Rae Allen. This happy union was blessed with two children, James Hudson and Poppy Louise. Derek and Trisha shared nine loving years of marriage together until he lost his courageous battle with leukemia. Derek was currently employed as a landscape designer for Bella Outdoors in Burlington, Kentucky, for the past two years. He was a former landscape designer for Brentwood Inc. in Alexandria, Kentucky, for eight years. Derek was raised in the Brushy Fork Baptist Church in Pleasant, Indiana. Derek will be remembered for his love of his adoring children, his family, riding his ATV ranger and raising giant pumpkins every year. Derek will be deeply missed by his loving family and abundance of friends. The past seven weeks, Derek put up a courageous fight with leukemia with his family right beside him cheering him on and praying for him. Derek’s battle ended with his loving family by his side at 6:50 a.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in St. Matthews, Kentucky. Derek will be deeply missed by his loving wife: Trisha Rae Archer of Moorefield, IN; his son: James Hudson Archer of Moorefield, IN; his daughter: Poppy Louise Archer of Moorefield, IN; his father: Alan J. Archer and his companion: Carlyn Wilburn of Pleasant, IN; his mother: Michelle Wind of Madison, IN; his brother: Adam Archer and his wife: Carly of Moorefield, IN; his nieces and nephews: Halle, Adalyn, Beckham and Jett; his paternal-grandparents: John D. and Mary Leo (Lewis) Archer of Moorefield, IN; his maternal-grandparents: Carol Ann (Lee) Holder Williams and her husband: Milford of Bennington, IN; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Greg and Traci Pavy of Vevay, IN; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Rodney Allen of Ridgeland, SC; his brother-in-law: Tyler Allen and his fiancée: Heather Thomas of Vevay, IN; his maternal grandparents-in-law: James and Sharon Ray of Vevay, IN and his several aunts, uncles, cousins and abundance of friends.He was preceded in death by his maternal-grandfather: Earl Holder, died July 23, 1991; his paternal-great-grandfather: John Kendrick “Ken” Archer, died April 24, 1982; his paternal-great-grandmother: Elberta Mae (Osborn) Archer, died June 6, 1999; his maternal-great-grandparents: Robert and Nellie (Puckett) Holder; his maternal-great-grandparents: Charles and Thelma (King) Lee; his paternal-great-grandfather: Clyde A. Lewis, died January 2, 2001 and his paternal-great-grandmother: Leona (Fish) Lewis, died November 16, 1995.Friends may call 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday, July 24, 2017, at the Switzerland County High School, 1020 West Main Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 24, 2017, at 7:00 pm, by Pastor Chris Clemans at the Switzerland County High School, 1020 West Main Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Private Graveside Services and Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Caledonia Cemetery, Moorefield, Indiana Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Fund for Derek’s children % Trisha Archer. Cards are available at the funeral home.