Reuben Linly Berry

Reuben Linly Berry

January 29, 1931 - April 20, 2010

Reuben Linly Berry

January 29, 1931 - April 20, 2010


Mr. Reuben Linly Berry, age 79 of Columbia, TN, died Tuesday April 20, 2010 in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Berry was a native of Arab, AL and son of the late Martin Luther and Minnie Lou Maze Berry. He worked as a contractor in and around the construction industry most of his life, retiring in his early 60’s in Marietta, GA. He served as a evangelizer and minister of the Good News of God’s Kingdom, as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses most of his life. He was appointed to serve as a congregation Elder in 1967 and humbly served as one in several congregations until his death. He was an astute student of the Bible, a Bible teacher, and a true spiritual man. His family remembers most his promotion of spiritual, scriptural and family values. They recall his compassion as a husband, father, and friend to so many. He is survived by his wife of 59.5 years, Lois O. Berry of Columbia, TN; their 5 children, David Toni Berry of Prescott, AZ, Jeff Kathy Berry of Spring Hill, TN, Mark Vickie Berry of Shreveport, LA, Sandy Byron Otto of Spring Hill, TN, and Eric Berry of Columbia, TN; 3 siblings, Nellie Tennison of St. Augustine, FL, Faye Weeks of Ft. Meyers, FL, and I. V. Berry of Ocala, FL. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Michelle Henson, Brandon Berry, Heather Culver, Allen Berry, and Amy Otto; and 3 great-grandchildren. Additionally he loved his grandpups: Sable and Sasha. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, May 1 at 1:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4002 O’Hallorn Dr, Spring Hill, TN 37174. A second Memorial service will be conducted for all his friends in Georgia on Saturday, May 15th at 3:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 215 County Road, Marietta, GA 30064. The Cremation & Burial Society of Tennessee is entrusted with arrangements.

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10 responses to Reuben Linly Berry

  1. Lois Berry says:

    Reuben, My Love! After nearly 60 years I still see you as “my love”. Love & devotion, respect & integrity- all these attributes have been so much a part of our lives together.We were constantly loving and affectionate toward each other, that never was out of our lives together. This love is what I am missing & what I will always miss.We were such a part of each other, Reuben, how will I adjust to not having you? Yes, love, Jehovah will help me fill my days by staying busy with spiritual pursuits. I know, Reuben, that Jehovah will never leave me if I stay close to him as you did. And I have our precious family. All your wonderful sons and your sweet, loving, daughter. They will be here for me always. And I, their mother who loves all of them dearly will be here for them. Your presence will be felt every day with us, love. I’ll see you in that wonderful Paradise! I love you so much. Your wife, Lois

  2. Reuben has been a part of my life since 1967. Gus & I were as comfortable in their home as we knew they were in ours. Service with Reuben & Lois was always an upbuilding experience. I look forward to the time I will be able to see that wonderful grin again & get that big hug that was always a part of his hello to me.

  3. Words cannot express the great loss we feel … I would give anything to kiss him one more time on the cheek and tell him that I love him … but that will have to wait … We will see you in Paradise Papa. Papa’s First Grandchild … Michelle Henson

  4. I will miss you dearly, my little brother. See you soon in the paradise.

  5. Sandy Otto says:

    Its going to be hard to imagine life without you, and just when I finally moved to be closer to you. Im so sorry we didn’t move sooner, but I know you were surrounded by people who loved you and took care of you and I will forever be grateful to them. Im going to miss you tremendously and will love you everlastingly. See you in the New World pop! Love your daughter, Sandy

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