Chester "Chet" Edwin Berry

January 29, 1941March 12, 2019

Chester (Chet) Edwin Berry, 78, of Southside, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was a lifetime resident of Southside and a member of Southside Baptist Church. He was a 1959 graduate of Southside High School, graduated with top honors from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor’s degree and earned his Master’s from Harvard Business School. Chester was an avid Beagle lover and was inducted into the Beagle Hall of Fame. He was a District Supervisor of Quick Shops for many years and most recently drove for Etowah County Rural Transportation. He was preceded in death by parents, George and Willie Mae Berry; children, Stan Berry, Chris Beard, Desiree Beard; great-granddaughter Lexi; and three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Berry; children Susan Burke, David Pearsall (Jeri), Pam Love (Brad) and Jonathan Beard (Jessica); sister Elaine Grimes; and 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Collier-Butler Funeral Home on Rainbow Drive, on Friday, March 15th. Visitation will be from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM with service at 12:30 PM. Services will be conducted by Lauil Thompson and Rev Larry Fuhrman. Pallbearers will be Randy Berry, Brian Mashburn, Kenny Burke, Ken Sexton, Tim Chote and Hunter Cleveland. Special thanks to Dr. K.J. Shah, Riverview Regional Medical Center nurses and staff, and Alacare Hospice nurses and aides.


  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 15, 2019

Chester "Chet" Edwin Berry

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Rodney Peterson

March 14, 2019

Chester was a friend. I did business with him over 30 years. We always had a good relationship. May God bless all of his family at this time. He will be missed.