McArthur “Mack” Berry
Published 8:45 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015
First Sgt. McArthur “Mack” Berry, 72, of Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Arthur and Letha Willis Berry.
Mack was retired from the United States Army after 22 years of service. He served during the Vietnam Era and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a Disabled American Veteran.
Mack attended Fairview Free Will Baptist Church, Hampton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Slaughter; two sisters, Beulah White and Daisy Hodge; and two brothers, Rev. L.D. Berry and Robert Berry.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Jo Clark Berry; a daughter, Anita Hathaway, Johnson City; three grandchildren, Amanda and Samantha Hathaway and Sierra Oaks; two great-grandchildren, Travis Bunten and Trinity Hathaway; three sisters, Stella Benfield, Morganton, N.C., Susie Sneed and Trula Berry, both of Elizabethton; and three brothers, Harold Berry of North Carolina, Clifford Berry, Marion, N.C., and Troy Berry, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for First Sgt. McArthur “Mack” Berry will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, will be Walley Sparks, Harold Keller, John Dunn, Jeff Johnson, Roger Julian and John Perry. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Hermitage Health Center. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Military Honors will be provided by the Tennessee National Guard. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Berry family.