Fred Berry, president of Berry Funeral Home and the Knoxville market director, is a fourth-generation funeral director, serving the Knoxville community since the early 1980s. After graduating from Doyle High School, Fred received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from the University of Tennessee and an associate degree from John A. Gupton Mortuary College in Nashville.
Fred is a member of Northstar Church - South Campus and enjoys serving his community through the Kiwanis Club of Knoxville, where he has served as key club advisor and on the board of directors. He served several years on the Knoxville Metropolitan Planning Commission, both as a commissioner and chairman. Currently Fred serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee for both the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association and the Cemetery Association of Tennessee. He also serves on the Knoxville Center of the Deaf board of directors.
Fred has been married since 1987 and he and his wife have three sons and two daughters-in-law. In his spare time Fred loves to run, bike, garden and travel.
Thomas W King
Since 2000 Thomas King has been serving families in the Knoxville area. Tom grew up in South Knoxville and graduated from Young High School in 1970. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1978 and Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, in 1981.
Tom began his funeral career on a part-time basis in February 1995. He became full-time in February 1998 and entered the funeral director apprentice program at the same time. He became a licensed funeral director in 2000 and was promoted to his current position of assistant location manager at Berry Funeral Home in 2002.
Tom says, “My greatest satisfaction is bringing comfort to families during the most difficult time in their life: the loss of a loved one. I take my responsibility to the family during the planning stages and carrying out of the services as my ministry to those families.”
Married since the early 1970s, Tom resides in the South Knoxville community with his wife and loves spending time with his 3 grandchildren.
Michael H Ward
Michael Ward, licensed funeral director and embalmer, has been with Berry Funeral Home since the late 1970s. He grew up in the Fountain City community, graduated from Central High School and later attended Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
Mike believes the most rewarding part of funeral service is assisting families in planning a personal and meaningful service to give honor to their loved one.
Mike and his wife have lived in the Corryton community since the late 1990s and are members of Fairview Baptist Church. In his spare time Mike enjoys working in the yard and around the house and just spending time with his children and grandchildren.
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