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     While at home on February 3rd, 2017, Loyal Lee Berryhill passed through the gates of heaven to meet his Lord and Savior.

     Loyal was born on October 26, 1926 to N.L. Berryhill and Lois (Williams) Berryhill.  He married Velma May Smith on February 26, 1949.  Living on a farm north of Jasper, they raised three children, Elene Fitchpatrick, Ann Powell, and Carl Berryhill.  Ann preceded her father in death on December 22, 2016.

     Survivors include his wife of almost 68 years; one daughter, Elene Fitchpatrick; one son, Carl, and his wife Debbie Berryhill; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd Berryhill, one sister Reba Ball, and a son-in-law, Walter Powell.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother; two sisters and a son-in-law, Ben Fitchpatrick.

     Loyal was a lifelong farmer, a World War II veteran; a Deacon of Jasper First Baptist Church for over 50 years, a road grader for the Northfork Township for over 50 years, a third-generation treasurer for the Waters Cemetery Association, a 20-year member of AWANA. He was also a founding member of Jasper Area Ambulance Service, serving 21 years and a member of Jasper VFW post #6415.  Loyal and Velma were faithful to visit anyone they knew that was in the hospital.

     Funeral service will be 10:00 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Jasper First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Waters Cemetery.

     The family will receive friend 6;00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Jasper First Baptist Church.

     Contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church or Waters Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Comments  

#17 Kansas City MissouriThe Reed Family 2017-02-12 13:48
Jon and I are so very sorry for this great loss. Jon and I feel so very honored getting to know Loyal and his family when we were up there. Love to each one!
#16 Lamar, MOJulie & Erin Miller 2017-02-07 11:45
I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. I loved his quick wit and humor. He sure loved his family. Prayers and blessings to all of you!
#15 Lamar MoLisa Heath 2017-02-07 10:50
So sorry for your loss. It was always a pleasure to wait on Loyal when he was in the FSA office. He was always so nice and I enjoyed visiting with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#14 Carthage, MO.Duane and Carla Howrey 2017-02-07 03:38
Loyal was always such a kind, caring man. He was such a good friend to my
parents, Cap and June Howrey. Heaven
has gained a very special angel.Our
prayers to Velma and the family at this
sad time.
#13 Tulsa, OKGladys Irene Garcia 2017-02-06 20:12
I grew with Loyal Berryhill. He was always happy and glad to see you when you saw him. My sympathy goes out to his family.
#12 Joplin mo.Gary and Sharon Steinkamp 2017-02-06 14:08
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May God blessed you all.
#11 Arlington txLinda hunter ogle 2017-02-06 13:23
We want to send our prayers to all of your family in the loss of loyal berryhill. Mother and daddy welcomed him in heaven. From Sam and Esther Hunter girls
#10 Arlington, TxSharon Hunter Trowbridge 2017-02-06 12:33
Very sorry for your loss. He was very good friend of our parents Sam,Esther Hunter. I remember how friendly he was to me.

Linda Ogle, Joan Hornback. Sharon Trowbridge.
#9 Lamar, Mo.Vickie Whyman 2017-02-05 15:02
Carl so sorry to hear about your dad my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#8 CarthageIJeff Howrey 2017-02-05 07:45
Very sorry for your loss. He was a great neighbor and friend for my grandparents.
The Howrey family.

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