POPLAR BLUFF - Ralph David Berry, 83, formerly of Gideon, died Feb. 4, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus.
Born June 19, 1919, in Gideon, son of the late David Walter and Belle Coveatt Berry, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and member of the Assembly of God Church in Poplar Bluff.
On Dec. 4, 1937, at Gideon, he married Mildred Louise Blowers who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Joan Bonk of Poplar Bluff and Bonnie Downs of Malden; four sons, Wayne David Berry and James Berry of Poplar Bluff and Eugene Berry and Stephen Berry of Summersville; one brother, Hayward Berry of Poplar Bluff; and 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Berry and Howard Berry; and four sisters, Pauline Cowell, Etau Taylor, Alpha Womack and Alma Beline.
Visitation begins at 6 p.m. today at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Vernon Woolverton will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens at Poplar Bluff.