John W. Cherry, 77 of Deport, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Funeral services have been set for Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home at 10 a..m. with Frankie Norwood officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Cunningham. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
He was born on February 20, 1942 in Westbrook, Texas to Jim H. and Letres Rose Cherry. He served in the United States Army.
John is survived by his children, Letris Stewart and husband David of Deport, Juanita Barton and husband Leon of Tool, Texas, Walter Y. Woolard and wife Sabrina of Kemp, Lawanda Sykes and husband Jeff of Paris, Regina Miller Black and husband Jeff of Deport; 13 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Ann Smith and husband Grant of Deport; very special long-time friend, Evelyn Davidson, her daughters and their extended family; another special long-time friend, Liz Clark.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Sue Cherry; son; Gary Owens; parents, Jim and Letres Cherry; brother, Darrell Cherry; sister, Marie Wheatley.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Jeremy Day, Mike Cherry, Tracy Cherry, Levi Miller, Jerry Clark, Michael Barton, Jeffery Barton, John Barton. Honorary Pallbearers will be Donald Day, Jackie Fox, James Farris and Robert Farris.
Online condolences may be sent to the Cherry family at fry-gibbs.com