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In Memory Of Our Poets

Wilbur Gentry Berry, Jr. (1933-2019) - Class Of 1951

Mr. Wilbur Gentry Berry, Jr., 85, of Jacksonville, Alabama, passed away on February 12, 2019, at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Berry held a bachelors and masters degree from The University of Alabama and was a Certified Public Accountant. He became an Accounting professor and Department Head at Jacksonville State University. He worked on many JSU projects including working with the JSU Foundation to ensure it was setup from its humble beginnings.

Mr. Berry loved sailing with his friends and family at Birmingham Sailing Club. He was a longtime member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Mr. Berry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Laura Holland Berry; his son, Mark S. Berry and his wife, Karen; grandchildren, Stephen Berry, Ashley Berry, and Matthew Berry; and a sister, Carole Everett Berry.

Funeral service for will be at 2 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Jacksonville with The Reverend Robert Fowler officiating. The family will receive friends in the Parrish Hall following the service on Friday. Interment will take place at a later date in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com.

K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville AL 36265
(256) 435-7042

Published in The Birmingham News on February 15, 2019.

Notification provided by George Jordan Class of 1951