Arnold W. Bill Berry, age 64, passed away on Sunday, August3, 2014. He was a native of Washington County Tennessee and a son of the late Arnold and Frances Elliott Berry. Bill served in the United States Air Force serving through two tour duties in Vietnam. He had been employed for the past thirty five years as a control tech at Johnson Controls. Bill was a member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist, Eastman Hiking Club and Appalachian Trail Association.
Bill has left behind to cherish his memories:
Wife: Janie Strickland Berry
Sons: Doug Berry, his wife April of Cookeville, TN
Jeff Berry of David City, NE
Brothers: Kyle Berry, his wife Kathy of Erwin
Johnny Berry, his wife Kathy of Jonesborough
Sister: Debbie Ray, husband Floyd of Erwin
6 Grandchildren: Ryan, Jordan, Trevor, Nolan, Derek and Haden Berry
Mother-in-law: Betty Strickland
Special Nieces and Nephews: Mandy and Dwayne Hensley of Jonesborough
Christy Arnold, Tyler and Logan Engle
Kevin Berry, Sammy Weaver and Carla Strickland
Special Hiking Buddies and friends: Joe Allen of Melbourne FL,
Ed Bruce, Knoxville
Wayne Williams, Erwin
Mark Orfield, Meadowview, VA
David Taylor, Kingsport, TN
The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Arnold W Bill Berry in a funeral service at 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 7, 2014 in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with David Taylor officiating. Musical selections will be provided by Tyler Engle. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 6:00 PM and continue until service time on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM, at Evergreen Cemetery. Military Honors will be offered by the Honor Guard of Shaw Air Force Base. Serving as pallbearers will be Bills grandsons. Those attending the committal service will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 9:30 on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated and also donations may be made to the Cancer Research of Kingsport Oncology and Hematology, Attn, Teresa Bailey, 4485 W. Stone Dr. Kingsport, TN 37660.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Arnold W. Bill Berry through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.