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Born: December 2, 1945

Place of Birth: Hot Springs

Death: October 23, 2012

Place of Death: Hot Springs

Occupation: Truck Driver

Hobbies: Motorcycle Riding

Organizations: VFW Post 2278, VFW Motorcycle Riders Group Unit One

Memorial donations may be made to:
Thaddeus H. Carraway VFW Post 2278

This memorial provided by:
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
Hot Springs, AR

Johnnie Berry

    December 2, 1945  -  October 23, 2012

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Life Legacy

Johnnie Berry, 66, of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, October 23. He was born December 2, 1945, in Hot Springs to the late Orville, Sr., and Susie (Chote) Berry. Johnnie served as an Airborne Ranger in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a longtime member of Thaddeus H. Carraway VFW Post 2278, where he was Junior Vice Commander, a member of the Honor Guard and VFW Motorcycle Riders Chairman of Unit One in Hot Springs. A great love for motorcycles, his country, and his brothers at the VFW defined him. Johnnie was a giving man whose legacy of service extended to his friends, family, and all who knew him.

Johnnie is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Orville Berry, Jr., and Darrell Berry. He is survived by one son, Lonnie Berry, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; two daughters: Chandra Hudson (John) of Stillwell, Oklahoma, and Kimberly Blair (Rick), of Keys, Oklahoma; two sisters: Brenda Duboise (Charles) and Martha Warwick (Jimmy), both of Malvern; six grandchildren: Joshua, Krisha, and Alyssa Hudson, Taylor Lane, Paige Hill, and Savannah Ford; and five great-grandchildren: Tylar Elizabeth Lane, Emaline May Hill, Lillian Brook Hudson, McKynzie Janae Winchester, and Katlyne Nicole Winchester.

Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home; funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Johnnie will be buried with his brothers-in-arms at 12:00 p.m. sharp Wednesday at the Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery in North Little Rock.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Thaddeus H. Carraway VFW Post 2278, 2231 E Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901.