Reverend Glen Archer Dies

The man who coached some of Jamaica’s most successful young spellers has died.

Reverend Archer died this morning at 1:45 at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

He was in hospital for over a month and suffered from renal failure for the past five years, requiring dialysis two or three times weekly.

Archer was in dire need of a kidney transplant.


A doctor reported that he died from an apparent stroke.

In 1998, Reverend Archer coached 12 year old Jody Anne Maxwell, from Ardenne High School who became the 1st non-American to win the Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. during the competition’s then 71-year history.

Jamaica’s most recent Spelling Bee champion, Holy Childhood High student Sara-beth McPherson was also tutored by Reverend Archer.

His pupils won a total of 26 Spelling Bee Championships.

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Source: The Gleaner

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Joyce Cole-Scott
8 years ago

RIP Rev Archer

Jackie Hewitt
8 years ago


Elaine Cole
8 years ago

RIP Rev Archer

Isolyn Brash
8 years ago

Sleep on my brother we’ll meet you I’m the morning.

Carol Brown
8 years ago

You have only gone before my Brother, Rip Rev Archer

Corrine Ellison
8 years ago

RIP Rev Archer a job well condolences to his family