Jesse Marvin DeBerry

02/12/1917 — 01/20/2003

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Whitewright, Texas

Jesse Marvin DeBerry

Jesse DeBerry, 85, of Richland, passed away on January 20, 2003 at Lourdes Medical Center.

He was born February 12, 1917 in Whitewright, Texas to Henry and Nora Benson DeBerry, the fourth of five children. He enlisted in the Navy, and served in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, Jesse moved to the Tri Cities, where he lived for 58 years.

He worked in construction at Hanford, and retired from J.A. Jones Construction as a Superintendent in 1982, after 31 years. Jesse was a member of the Elks, and had been a member of West Richland Golf Club. He enjoyed playing golf, and in his later years loved to follow his Seattle Mariners, and sports in general.

Brother Clifton DeBerry and his wife Betty, of Tom Bean, Texas; son Phil DeBerry of Spokane and granddaughter Shae DeBerry, of Boise; daughter Sharon Zimmerman of Boise, ID, and grandsons Eric Zimmerman, of Boise, and Daron Zimmerman of Baker City, OR; and son Hal DeBerry of Richland; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends, survive Jesse.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Jean, parents Henry and Nora DeBerry, sisters Lorene Haliburton and Loyce Rayburn, and brother Robert DeBerry

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 24 at 1:00 pm at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland. Viewing will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, and 8:00 to noon on Friday.

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  • Hal, Sharon and Phillip, we are deeply saddened to learn of the death of your Dad this morning. He was, and will remain, a very special person in our hearts as well as the hearts of our children. God be with each of you.

    Thomas & Polly DeBerry
    November 4, 2014
    Plano, TX, US
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