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William L. Berry

July 19, 2019 - 06:00
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May 7, 1923 – July 15, 2019

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William (“Bill”) L. Berry, 96, a native of Louisville, a longtime resident of Greensboro and most recently a resident of Atlanta, passed away on July 15, 2019.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Rd., Greensboro, with the Rev. John W. Pike officiating. Interment will be at the Greensboro City Cemetery in Greensboro.

Bill was a veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sargent in the 135th Infantry Regiment of the 34th Infantry Division (“Red Bull”) of the U.S. Army. He retired from Southern Bell in 1982 after 34 years of service as an engineer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Frances Wiggins Berry; his parents, Albert Julian Berry and Ada Sessions Berry; brothers, Albert Berry and Clarence Berry; sisters, Carolyn Brown and Francis Stanik; and his grandson, Brian Baker.

He is survived by his daughters, Libby Churchill (Joe) of Clayton, N.Y., Tricia Baker of Atlanta and Robin Riecke of Atlanta; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his wonderful caregiver and friend, Rick Livingston; and many nieces and nephews.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, 706-453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at