William A Berry “Paw”, 92 of Franklin passed away Monday, December 28, 2020. He was born in Macon County, NC on March 29, 1928 to the late William Jack Berry and Anna Gertrude Coggins Berry. William liked hunting and playing the French Harp, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. William served in the Army in the Korean War and Vietnam and later worked at Champion Paper Company. He was a Deacon for Yellow Mountain Baptist Church and Walnut Creek Baptist Church for many years and was a Mason for the Glenville Chapter.
William is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Geraldine Henderson Berry of Franklin; a daughter, Sheila Regina Berry Keever (Danny) of Sylva; a son, Ricky Dean Berry (Misty) of Cullowhee; three grandchildren, Brittney Keever Stevens (Jason), Emily Berry Milligan (Dustin) and Nathan Berry; three great-grandchildren, Will Milligan, Ella Milligan and Ava Milligan; two sisters, Mattie Berry Devlin of Candler and Virginia Berry Dills of Franklin. In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his twin brother William J Berry and brothers, William Edward Berry and William Jack Berry, Jr.; sisters, Lora Berry Hedden, Edlay Berry Pruitt, Marie Berry Hedden, Elmira Berry Hedden and Martha Berry Dowdle.
A funeral service will be at 2:00pm Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carson Gibson and Rev. Jason Stevens officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Burial will follow at the Pine Creek Cemetery, Cullowhee, NC.
Pallbearers serving will be Nathan Berry, Dustin Milligan, Larry Dills, Sammy Hedden and Jason Stevens.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Berry family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com
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