David Connie O’Berry, Sr., 92, of Folkston passed away Saturday morning,  January 4, 2020 at the Hospice House in Waycross after an extended illness.

Born in Folkston, his parents were John O’Berry and Beulah Anderson O’Berry. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elvera Redding O’Berry; a son, Ricky O’Berry; a grandson, Lamar Johns; four brothers, Roy O’Berry, Cleve O’Berry, Lester O’Berry, and Frank O’Berry; and three sisters, Margaret Dowling, Elma Hale, and Alma Googe.

David was a security guard for International Paper but had worked many other jobs during his life. He served in the United States Army and was a member of Winokur Baptist Church. David was a hard-working man who loved working in his garden, fishing, hunting and riding on the golf cart.

Survivors include his two sons and a daughter-in-law, David C. O’Berry, Jr. and Larry (Carolyn) O’Berry, all of Folkston; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda (Pumpkin) Johns, of Waynesville; six grandchildren, Ashley O’Berry, Justin O’Berry, Felisha Ponsell, Michael Johns, Bill Johns, and Darrell Curry; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and also several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation was held Monday, January 6, at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, January 7, at the chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Cliff Adams officiating. Burial followed in Allen-O’Berry Cemetery in Folkston with military honors.

Pallbearers were Darrell Curry, Aaron Curry, Joe Curry, Mark Thrift, Justin O’Berry, and Michael Johns.

Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.


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