|William "Bill" Berry, 85, of Galesburg, died Thursday, November 1st in Seminary Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 25th, 1927 in Karnak, Illinois, the son of W.D. and Mary Ethel Keys Berry. He married Bessie Lee McReynolds on August 8th, 1948 in Thompsonville, Illinois. She survives.
He worked as a teacher, teaching Industrial Arts for 31 years in Flora, Illinois. He taught for 36 years and retired in 1987. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, receiving both his Bachelors of Science and Master Degree. He was a member of the Clay County Civil War Roundtalbe. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisville, where he served as a deacon.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at the Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, Illinois. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. Monday, November 5th, 2012 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home. Graveside Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 in East Linwood Cemetary, Galesburg, Illinois.