Rev. John Robert Berry, 81 of Madisonville went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 11, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Born December 18, 1938, to the late Lansdell and Ethel (Groves) Berry. He was a United States Marines veteran and worked as an electrician. He dedicated over 51 years preaching the Bible throughout his community and was the pastor at United Church of Jesus Christ in Madisonville.
Preceded in death by his siblings, James Berry and Bertha Alexander.
Survived by his beloved wife of almost 62 years, Annie Arruda Berry; 3 daughters, Laurie (Kelly) Turner, Donna Gipson and Jennifer (Sean) Dame all of Madisonville; 4 grandchildren, Jessica Powell, Emily Jones, Ashly Samuel and Brianna Gipson; 5 great-grandchildren, Kobe and Khloe Jones, Jace and Jaxton Samuel, and Lexie Powell; sister, Margie Grace of Madisonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be held at United Church of Jesus Christ in Madisonville on Thursday at 1:00 P.M. with Bro. Sean Dame and Bro. Kelly Turner officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden. Visitation will begin at noon at the church. Pallbearers will be Eddie Grace, John Hatch, Josh Powell, Jaquez Samuel, Dion Jones and Jake Clark.
Attendees are requested to wear a mask. Please do not attend if you have or have had a fever or signs/symptoms in the past 14 days. Social distancing is required for attendees.
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