Reverend Archer died at 1:45 this morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies where he had been admitted for more than a month.
He was a recipient of the Order of Jamaica and recently received The Gleaner's Honour Award for Excellence - Special Award - for education.
"He was a great Jamaican who put the education of our nation's children at the top of his life priorities," said The Gleaner's Managing Director, Christopher Barnes.
"He prepared many of our children for competition in the global arena and allowed them to taste success. The Spelling Bee Programme will greatly miss him, but continue to thrive because of the legacy of training he has left behind with his many former national champions and other coaches."