Kenneth L. Cherry
Kenneth L. Cherry
  • May 5, 1932 - November 17, 2017
  • Arhtur City, Texas

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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