Jack R. Berry
- May 21, 1947 - January 23, 2013
- Mansfield, Ohio
of Jack's Passing
- Memorial expressions may be made to:
Ohio Area Agency on Aging
780 Park Ave. West
Mansfield, OH 44906
- Memorial expressions may be made to:
1497 Wigton Rd.
Lucas, OH 44843
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Barkdull Funeral Home
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“Connie, I'm so sorry to hear about Jack. He truly was a special person. My best memory was as a little girl (probably 5). He took me to see some...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Bobbi McReynolds - Nashville, TN
“Connie and family.,
So sorry to read of your loss. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
2 of 23 | Posted by: Margie Parsons Earick - BUCYRUS, OH
“I am sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I worked with him at Schwebel's and can look back on happy memories of him. He was always happy with a smile on...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Maraz - Lexington, OH
“Sorry for your loss. Even though we were cousins, we did not see much of each other, but he will certainly be missed.
4 of 23 | Posted by: Pat Robertson - Mansfield
“Our deepest sympathies to the Jewell and Berry families. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.
5 of 23 | Posted by: The Gose Family - Sunbury, OH
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Connie, Chad, and Kristen, I will always have wonderful memories of your father. He was a very...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Breann - Wilmington, DE - friend
“what an example he left behind for those who need to follow. It was our loss but Heavens gain. But you never loose something when you know where its...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Rev. Edward Legg - Shelby, OH
“We were sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for the family.
8 of 23 | Posted by: Tom & Crystal Kempf - shelby, OH
“Our prayers go out to Connie, Kristen, Chad and the rest of the family. Jack was always kind and generous even when we were young obnoxious teens :)...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Amy, Jason, Avery & Reed Lehotsky - OH
“Connie and family so sorry for your loss. Jack was always so kind to everybody he met and Im so proud to call him family. His family was important to...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Cathy Pryor Stollings - Mansfield, OH
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your enitre family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Such a nice man. Take care and know others are with you in this...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: David and Cheryl Shade - Shelby, OH
“We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
12 of 23 | Posted by: Phyllis OConnell - Brunswick, OH
“Dear Connie, Kristen, Chad and family.
There are so many good memories of Bro. Jack, it would take a book with thousands of pages to recall them...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: sue chandler - Mansfield, OH
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Berry and Jewell families. Gil Castillo
14 of 23 | Posted by: Gil Castillo
“Connie and family, We are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing, but rejoice with you knowing that he is with the Father he loved so much. We remember...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Lois and Larry Skulski - OH
“Kristen, Laura, Connie, Chad, and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am remembering...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Jason Gilbert - Indianapolis, IN
“We pray the Holy Spirit come heavily upon you and yours, as He sends family and friends to you, in order to envelope you in love, comfort, and...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Pastor Ray Long - St John's Lutheran Church - Wapakoneta - OH
“Thoughts about Jack. What would we say to his grandchildren about their Grandpa Jack when they are old enough to understand? We would tell them...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Kim & June Heuberger - Shelby, OH
“Thoughts and Prayers for The Berry Family.
I'm going to miss you Jack. I am proud to have been your friend.
19 of 23 | Posted by: Scott Kempf - Shelby, OH - Friend
“Mike and I send our condolences to the family. We spent alot of good times together with the Model A's. I believe that when the trumpets sounded for...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Sylvia Godby LeClair - Strasburg, CO
“You will be greatly missed, Uncle Jack. I love you!
21 of 23 | Posted by: Mandi - OH - Niece
“"Jacky" - There were so many shared days of childhood, There are so many memories. I will miss knowing that you are around, Dudley ... LOVE
22 of 23 | Posted by: Connie Berry Pearce - Mansfield, OH
“So sorry for your loss. Your family is on our prayers.
23 of 23 | Posted by: Colleen Lautar - Kenton, OH
Jack R. Berry, age 65, resident of Mansfield and former Shelby resident went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born May 21, 1947 in Mansfield to Ralph Berry and Bernice (Pryor) Jewell he had been a Shelby area resident for many years moving to Mansfield in 2007. A 1965 graduate of Mansfield Sr. High School, he received his certification in meat processing from Pioneer Career & Technology Center in 1994. Jack retired from Schwebel Baking Co. in May 2012 after 17 years of service. He also had been employed with Jones Potato Chip Co., American Greetings and UPS. A veteran of the US Army he served during the Vietnam Era.
Jack was an active member of the Lighthouse Chapel in Lucas where he served as an elder and song leader. He loved serving The Lord and performed pastoral duties at church services, nursing homes and hospitals. An avid Ohio State fan, he enjoyed cars and was a former member of the Shelman Model "A" Club. He loved his grandchildren, singing and bringing joy to others.
Survivors include his wife, Connie (Haverfield) Berry, whom he wed December 18, 1970; his children, Kristen (Laura DeWert) Berry of Dublin and Chad (Michelle) Berry of Grand Rapids, Michigan; three grandchildren, Natalie, Brandon and Andrew Berry; his mother, Bernice Jewell of St. Petersburg, Florida, his siblings, Barb (Bruce) Davis of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Pam (Mel) Kempf of Lexington and Paul (Kathy) Jewell of Mason; his mother-in-law, Frances Haverfield of Shelby; his faithful companion, Buddy; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his step-dad, George Jewell in 1980; father-in-law, Donald Haverfield in 2012; and his grandparents, Robert and Lula Pryor.
Funeral services will be held 1:00PM Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Dr. Joseph Augello will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00PM and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Memorial expressions may be made to the Lighthouse Chapel, 1497 Wigton Rd., Lucas, OH 44843 and the Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 780 Park Ave. West, Mansfield, OH 44906.