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Jimmy Berry

Jimmy S. Berry, 90, of Marked Tree, departed this life on Monday, September 10, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 15, 1927 to Fred and Zona “Billye” Shelton Berry. Mr. Berry was a graduate of Harrisburg High School; a United States Army Veteran, stationed in Beijing, China; and a member of The First United Methodist Church in Marked Tree. He taught for 16 years in the Cardwell, Missouri and Manila, Arkansas School Districts, then taught History and Social Studies from 1970 to 1990 in the Marked Tree, Arkansas School District. In 2007 the Marked Tree Historical Society celebrated Mr. Berry and his wife at their annual Spring Heritage Luncheon, the mayor declared it “Jim and Melba Berry Day,” and they received a citation from the Arkansas House of Representatives. In 2014 they were co-grand Marshals of Marked Tree Christmas Parade.

Mr. Berry is preceded in death by his parents.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 51 years, Melba Moore Berry of the home; a son, David Carson Berry, and his partner, Olga Staios, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and cousins Randy and Diane Jones and family of Harrisburg.

Memorial service will be held Thursday at 1:30 at the First United Methodist Church in Marked Tree, with Brother Dany Partlow officiating.




Guestbook

To my teacher, mentor, and friend. I will never forget you and the positive impact you had on me and all of your students. Thomas Greitens

Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

Mr. Berry was truly a blessed soul. I will always treasure my memories of his love, devotion, and sense of humor. All my love to Mrs. Berry and David. Woody

Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

Farewell to a great man. Mr.Berry was my high school teacher and friend. I knew his parents and his wonderful wife Ms Melba. He will always be remembered. Our warmest aloha to the Berry family.

Dallas Grady Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear that Mr. Jim had passed away. He and Mrs. Melba have been on my mind a lot lately. My prayers are with this dear family.

Mark Weston Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Jim. He was such a kind, caring, thoughtful, compassionate individual. I can't say enough about what a fine gentleman he is/was. We at Osborn & Osborn will miss him dearly. David, if their is anything we can do, let us know. You and Ms. Melba are in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda McDaniel

Brenda McDaniel Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

Jim was such a kind, caring person. He was always so thoughtful, courteous... I can't say enough about what a fine gentleman he is/was. We at Osborn & Osborn will miss him dearly. Brenda

Brenda McDaniel Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

Ms. Berrry and David,I am so sorry about the loss of Mr. Berry. He was a wonderful man and it was my pleasure to have know him. He was very special to our family . You will be in my thoughts and prayers.Love,Cindy Young Turner

Cindy Turner Sep 10 2018 12:00 AM

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Delancey Family Sep 10 2018 12:00 AM