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David Howell Berry

Male 1951 - 2010  (59 years)


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  • Name David Howell Berry  [1
    Born 27 Aug 1951  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Dec 2010  Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • David Howell Berry: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

      State, The (Columbia, SC) - Tuesday, December 14, 2010
      Deceased Name: David Howell Berry

      COLUMBIA - David Howell Berry, 59, died Sunday, December 12, 2010. A graduate of Cardinal Newman High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam, receiving two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He returned from service and graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina with double master's degree. He paved the way as the first handicapped student in a wheelchair at USC. He received numerous honors and awards, including Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year, South Carolinian of the Year and the B'nai Brith Award. He served on the National Board of Disabled American Veterans and developed the first outpatient drug and alcohol program for the Veterans Administration. An official soccer coach volunteer at A.C. Flora High School, he recently had his first art show at Dorn VA Medical Center. David also served as a guardian ad-litem.

      Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Carol Smith Berry; daughter, Elizabeth Berry Lemmond (Steve) of Lexington; sons, Roy Johnathan Philpott (Mary Katherine) of Piedmont, David Michael Berry (Buffy) of Greenwood; granddaughter, Anna Katherine Philpott; aunts, Wanda Suasco of Rock Hill, Joye Nesbitt of Bishopville; mother-in-law, Juanita Smith; sisters-in-law, Cathy Patton, Joyce Aguilar, Melody Klos; brother-in-law, Barry Smith, Brian Smith; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Davis Howell Berry; sister, Ann Berry; father-in-law, Leonard O. Smith Sr.; brother-inlaw, Leonard O. Smith Jr.

      Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Nursing Home at Dorn VA Medical Center, 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209.

      A private family memorial service is planned with burial at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family

      Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

      http://dunbar.tributes.com/our_obituaries/David-Howell-Berry-90257131
    • Age at Death: 59
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32901  tng Genealogy

    Family Julia Lee Phillips,   b. 25 Feb 1949, Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 2013, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F11628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Dec 2010 - Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S344] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Issue State: South Carolina; Issue Date: 1968.
      Record for David Howell Berry
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=89058963&indiv=try