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Mac Leon DeBerry
Date of Death or Service Jul 2, 2018
Mac Leon DeBerry

 A funeral service to celebrate Mac’s life will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Taylor Funeral Home with his daughter, Angela Timmons giving the eulogy.  Place of rest will be in the Middle Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery.  Committal services and military honors will be observed at the cemetery on Monday at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be held Monday from 9 AM until the time of service.

Mac Leon DeBerry, completed his life’s 72-year journey when he left his home in Dickson, TN to be with his Lord and Savior on June 25, 2018.  Mac’s story began in the little community of Giatto, West Virginia on October 4, 1944.  Giatto was a former coal town, now nearly abandoned.  He was one of six children of the late Matthew and Virginia Cox DeBerry.  He graduated high school, and shortly after reaching the age of 20, Mac entered the Armed Forces.  He served his Country proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era.  He held the rank of Sergeant, attached to the 82nd Combat Security Police Wing.  He later served a short stint in the U.S. Army Reserve.  He was a retired Iron Worker, Local 492, with 40 years of labor in the industry.  Mac traveled near and far working on projects such as two of the tallest chimneys in the world, the towers at TVA’s Cumberland City Fossil Plant, the Sears Tower in Chicago also known as the Willis Tower which held the title for the tallest building in the world for 25 years, he built bridges and held projects at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  With that said, Mac was a private lived person.  On June 4, 2016 he joined in marriage to Sylvia Payton.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Harold and Jack DeBerry, Olivia Ferguson, and Shelby Jean Brook and son, Keon DeBerry.  

Mr. DeBerry leaves to cherish his memory, a loving wife, Sylvia Payton-DeBerry; his daughters, Angela Timmons of Fresno, CA, and Krystal Slaughter of Bloomington, IN; a brother, Mickey DeBerry of Dallas, GA; and 5 grandchildren.  


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