Clarence E. Berry

Published 4:25 pm Thursday, June 17, 2021

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( June 06, 1941 – June 16, 2021 )

Clarence E. Berry, 80, of Madisonville, KY passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Deaconess Midtown in Evansville, IN.

He was born on May 6, 1941, in Elizabethton, TN to the late Mimmie Gregory Berry and Bill Berry. Clarence retired from Peabody Coal Company and was a manager at Watson’s department store. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Madisonville for over forty years, where he was a deacon, was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. Clarence enjoyed watching all University of Kentucky Sports and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

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In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Berry; and his brothers, Earl, Carl, Billy, Jim and Lawrence Berry.

Survivors include his son, Tim (Lynn) Berry of Madisonville; daughters, Tina (James) Willis and Tracy (Mark) Messamore of Clarksville, TN; grandsons, Thorton Hamilton, Ben Willis, Luke Willis, Isaac Devine, Seth Devine, Trevor Messamore and Jaxon Messamore; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Second Baptist Church, 633 Bishop St., Madisonville, KY 42431, in Madisonville with Pastor Jonathan Lail officiating. Burial to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Madisonville.

The visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour Saturday at the church.

The pallbearers are Thornton Hamilton, Ben Willis, Luke Willis, Isaac Devine, Seth Devine and James Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be the Second Baptist Church Sunday school class.

In memory of Clarence, memorial contributions may be made to the Second Baptist Church.

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