OBITUARY: Lt. Col. Berry R. O’Shields


Lt. Col. Berry R. O’Shields passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, after several months of illness, he was 88 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Colleen; son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Jasmine; granddaughters, Isabella, Brooke, Sophie and Skylar; brothers-in-law, Bob Vann (Jenny), John Vann (Carolyn); sister-in-law, Joyce Martin (Andrew), and nieces and nephews.

A graduate of the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina., Berry entered the Army as a 2nd Lt. in 1956 during his career he served in Korea and Vietnam. After 26 years, he retired with the rank of Lt. Col.

Berry served the community as a volunteer deputy for the Sumner County Sherriff Dept. since 2007.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

Military graveside service will be at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church at 650 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075.


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