Harry Gene Berry

BLYTHEWOOD – Harry Gene Berry, 69, of Blythewood, died Friday, March 8, 2013. Born Sept. 10, 1943 in Blythewood he was a son of the late Jesse Lee Berry and Dessie Fulmer Berry. A lifelong member of Killian Baptist Church, Harry graduated from Eau Claire High and was on the school football team. Mr. Berry went on to become the president and co-owner of B&W Lumber Company.

Survivors include his daughter, Marie Berry; sisters, Faye (Tom) Byrd and Libby (Furman) Mattox; brother, Steve (Toni) Berry; sisters-in-law, Renee’ Berry, Carolyn (James) Key and Betty Goodale; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and dear friend, Kathy Lee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, of 47 years, Emily Goodale Berry; a sister, June Gantt; brother, J. L. Berry; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Goodale.

The funeral service for Mr. Berry will be held at 3 o’clock Monday, March 11 at Killian Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard A. Humphries officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Sunday evening at Shives Funeral Home, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia. Memorials may be made to Killian Baptist Church, 577 West Killian Road, Columbia, S.C. 29203.

Memories and condolences may be added to the online guestbook at: ShivesFuneralHome.com.

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