Jack R. DeBerry, 73, of Palestine, W.Va., passed away on Nov. 12, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 22, 1939 in Kingwood, W.Va., a son of the late Jesse Albert and Irene Marie Teets DeBerry. In 1974, Jack won the U.S. and World Hunt with his dog "Blue", and several other championships through the years. He was a faithful club member of the Wood County Coon Hunters Association. He enjoyed hunting and his family, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his sons, Jackie Robert DeBerry Jr. (Teresa), Lawrence DeBerry (Angie), Curtis Clark of New York, Carl Clark of Indiana, Ricky Clark of Massachusetts, Scott Clark of Massachusetts and Lee Cobb (Kris); daughters, Lise DeBerry of Massachusetts and Mary Cobb (Jeff) Brown; brothers, Joe DeBerry, Oliver DeBerry, Paul (Dottie) DeBerry, Bill DeBerry, Eugene (Della) DeBerry, Ralph DeBerry and Wade (Dawn) DeBerry; sisters, RoseAnne Ruble, Lucille (Bobby) Albright, Phyllis Buffington and Betty Mae DeBerry (Dale); 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Jonas, Ray, Clayton and George DeBerry.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg, with Rev. Eric Nelsen officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens with full military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com