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Morton - Jim R. Berry, 68, of Morton, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at his home.
He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Greenwood Ark., to Beauford and Mildred (Gagnon) Berry.
Surviving are two sons, Mike (Katrina) Berry of East Peoria and Justin (Stacy) Berry, of Groveland.
Jim was a United States Airborne Ranger having served from 1967 to 1973. He spent 12 months overseas. For his service to his country, Jim was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, a Combat Infantryman Badge, a Purple Heart, the Parachute Badge and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Jim was loved by many. He touched thousands of lives.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016, at St. Mary's Cemetery in Metamora, where military rites will be conducted.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project.