Barney Gene Berry, 87, a resident of Shirley, Arkansas died peacefully in his home Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Barney was born in Childress, Arkansas, May 23, 1931. He was the youngest son of Mike Berry and Tennie Davis Berry.

Barney spent the first forty years of his life farming in Leachville, in the Mississippi Delta of Arkansas. In 1974 he and Rosa moved to Shirley and Barney joined the Arkansas Highway Department where he worked until he retired. He was a Baptist and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Barney was preceded in death, by his loving wife of 53 years, Rosa Lou (Eoff) Berry on January 15, 2004.

Left to cherish his memory are his three children; Deborah (Buddy) Brown of Seattle, Washington, Larry (Debbie) Berry of Harrison, Arkansas and Rick (Joyce) Berry of Shirley, Arkansas, nine grandchildren; Amy Harrell, Aubrey Lockard, Jeremiah Brown, Jason Berry, Amber Raynor, Ashley Brown, Autumn Murphree, Kim Brown and thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 28 at Roller McNutt Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 29 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Interment will follow at Braford Cemetery in Shirley, Arkansas.

Arrangements are entrusted to Roller – McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas.

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