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Curtis Lee Berry

August 5, 1931 — January 4, 2024

Curtis Lee Berry

Curtis Lee Berry, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, died on January 4, 2024, at 92. He was born August 5, 1931, in Water Valley, MS, to the late Andrew and Katie Berry.
Curtis grew up as a strong member of the community for the next 85 years until he moved to Oxford, MS, in 2016, where he lived out his life with his wife, Janice. He graduated from Water Valley High School in 1950. He served from 1951-1955 in the US Air Force, during which, for 15 months of the Korean War, he was a radio mechanic on island radar sites in the Japan Sea and the Korean Strait.
Curtis was a Postal Employee for 32 years in Water Valley and an electrician by trade all his life. After retiring from the postal service, he served 8 years as an electrician at The University of Mississippi. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Water Valley, where he served as a Deacon and on several committees. He was very involved in the music ministry, serving as interim music director when needed. Because of his love of music, he was involved in revivals, weddings, funerals, and wherever his God-given talent was needed. He was a Mason, a member of the Royal Order of Scotland, and a Shriner. He was a member of the Water Valley Lions Club, receiving the Melvin Jones Leadership Award and the Edwin Dalstrom Distinguished Service Award. He was very involved in the Casey Jones Museum and loved working and volunteering there.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Katie Berry, and infant brother, Andrew Jackson Berry, Jr. He is survived by his wife of over 67 years, Janice Taylor Berry; three children, Lee Ann Berry of Water Valley, Alan (Deana) Berry of White Hall, AR, Andrea (Bradley) Harmon of Oxford; seven grandchildren, Michael Green, Jacob Redding, Zachary Redding; Kristen (Chaz) Nichols, Taylor Berry; Jackson Ryan, Anna Kate Ryan and their father Jerry Ryan; four great-grandchildren, Ryder Green, Colleen Nichols, Sagan Berry and Noah Berry.

Memorial donations can be made to the
Casey Jones Museum
105 Railroad St.
Water Valley, MS 38965
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Monday, January 8, 2024

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church Water Valley

800 Main Street, Water Valley, MS 38965

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Monday, January 8, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church Water Valley

800 Main Street, Water Valley, MS 38965

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