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Kenneth L. Cherry

May 5, 1932November 17, 2017
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Kenneth Lee Cherry, 85, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at his home. Services will be held Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home in Paris, Tx. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m., and the service will be at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. David Darrow. Interment will follow at Forest Chapel Cemetery. Kenneth, the son of Leo Bryan Cherry & Bettie Lee Jamar Cherry, was born at the home of his grandmother, Mama Luce, in Clardy, Texas on May 5, 1932. He graduated from high school in Haughton, LA. Kenneth was a Buck Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving 2 years in the Korean War. His career with Southwestern Bell Telephone spanned thirty years before his retirement in 1982. Kenneth was of the Baptist faith and loved his family and friends deeply. He cherished adventures such as hunting, fishing, camping, and horseback riding. He took great pleasure in raising, training, and using his bird dogs, hunting on his mules, and gardening. He never missed an opportunity to tell stories about the good ole days or one of his favorite jokes. He has been reunited in Heaven with his parents, Leo & Bettie, and his sister, Betty Joyce Franklin, who passed on Nov. 7, 2017, just ten days before his death. As well as Pinky, who helped care for him as a boy. Survivors include his wife, Sadie Baggett Cherry, whom he married in 1972, a daughter, Alice Ann Cherry Edwards and her partner Ray Remillard of Greenville, a granddaughter, Sadie Elaine Edwards-Nelson & her husband Kevin of Farmersville, two great grandsons, Michael and Dylan Nelson, two very special brothers-in-law, along with many very special nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of wonderful friends. A special thank you to Kenneth’s niece, Regina Franklin, for her compassionate assistance and care during his final days. Pallbearers will be Kevin Nelson, Shawn Self, Bobby Baggett, Ben Baggett, and Terry Slagle. Asked to be Honorary Pallbearers are Ricky Don Franklin, Walter Gene Jamar, and Larry Miller. “Death is just life’s next big adventure” J.K Rowling

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  • Family Visitation, one hour prior to service time

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

November 26, 2017

The Final Salute

Brothers in Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to Kenneth L. Cherry our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ken. To Ken it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Army. Ken, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 961 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ken's family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Charles Livingston, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

November 25, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family.

Rick and Linda Syring

November 20, 2017

We are so saddened to hear of Kenneth's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

Larry and Linda Miller

November 19, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Kenneth will be missed by all of us. Praying for comfort at this time for all of you. We love you Sadie.

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