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. I’ve been told we only knew a portion of Reuben Berry, due to illness before his arrival into the TN area. But what we knew and observed put Reuben in a special place in our hearts. I always enjoyed greeting him at the Kingdom Hall and asking him how he was feeling. No matter how he felt he would always tell me with a smile. What a super nice man and brother. We will definitely miss seeing him at the meetings but we look forward to seeing him again to his fullest potential in the new system. All our love to the Berry family.

  2. to RUBEN the brother who served a good glass of wine,The one who united me and Nancy my wife forever. Ruben you will be very much missed. There are no words that can discribe the love we feel. see you in the new system!!!!!!! Love, Dave and Nancy

  3. David Berry says:

    When one moves a long distance away you don’t think much of the time you will not spend with your parents. Your so busy with your own life. When one dies, it’s then you reflect on the lost closeness you once had and wish you had more time to make it up. He was a great dad. I hope I was a good son. Look forward to seeing him in the New World. Love you Dad. David

  4. Jeff Berry says:

    Dad, I am at such a loss for words to express how I feel right now. I have tried to prepare myself for a time like this but the pain I feel inside is more than I expected. I’m so sorry I couldn’t have done more to help you get through this. I have loved you so much all these years. Kathy and I both loved you so much. We will take care of Mom and Eric and make sure they are safe and secure. I look forward to seeing you in the resurrection along with Papa, Granny, Essie, Calvin, Oliver and all you other family. Dad, I deeply love you and I hope so much to see you in the new world. John Ch. 5 v. 28. your #2 son – Jeff

  5. You can forget a lot of things in life, but Reuben’s grin would not be one of them. There is a brother in our circuit, that when he gives a talk from the platform I always think of Reuben. I love his talks!!I can’t wait to get Reubens bear hug when I see him again.

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