Jim Berry, 77, of Choctaw, passed away Saturday August 24, 2019 at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock. Born July 24, 1942 in Bolivar County, MS. to the late George Hollis and Viola Estelle Bailey Berry, Jim was a retired real estate agent for Ozark Mountain Realty.
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Jim worked most of his career in law enforcement. He worked for the Jackson MS Police Department, Arkansas State Police, and the Van Buren County Sheriffs Department. Jim was also a United States Air Force Veteran. He was member of the Choctaw Church of Christ, a HAM Radio operator (WA5JAN), enjoyed building bird boxes, playing cards, writing poetry, singing karaoke, and Clinton Yellowjacket sports. Jim could be found at about every Clinton Yellowjacket sporting event as long as his health allowed him too.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sammie Lane Smith Berry, of Choctaw; children: Kimberly Sue Berry, Kristen Julia Hensley and husband Russell, James Trent Berry, all of Choctaw; siblings: Julia Osbourne, Ruth Organo, Doris Jones, Curtis Berry; grandchildren: Brendan Bowen, Garrett Collums, Ried Hensley, Erin Berry, Zachary Berry; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, siblings David Trent Berry, Carlis Glen Berry, Robert Wayne Berry, and granddaughter Megan-Paige Berry.
Visitation will be Wednesday August 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Choctaw Church of Christ. Services will be following at 11:00 with Brother Richard Kirkland officiating. Burial will be in Huie Cemetery immediately following the service.
Pall bearers will be David Frizzell, Chris Johnson, Philip Jones, Michael Holley, Vincent Kerlin, Paul Smith. Honorary pall bearers are Jim’s grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Clinton Yellowjackets Booster Club or the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service of Clinton. To Sign Jim’s book of memories, go to www.clintonfuneralservice.com.