Seth Bridgeman Cherry

Published 12:04 am Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mr. Seth Bridgeman Cherry, age 81, a resident of 820 Mill Road, Old Ford Community, died Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.
Funeral services with military honors will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 21, 2012, from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Rev. David Linton and D.J. Maxey. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
The following will serve as pallbearers: Chester Allamon, Keith Waters, Mike Greene, Bobby Silverthorne, William Brett Cherry and Christian Waters.
Mr. Cherry was born in Beaufort County on January 6, 1931. He was the son of the late Amacy C. Cherry and Jessie Jackson Cherry. Mr. Cherry was a graduate of Washington High School and played football, which included an undefeated season, under the legendary Coach Choppy Wagner. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Cherry was a member of H Company Regimental Combat Team of the 25th Infantry. He earned the United States Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He also served in the Headquarters Battery 295th Field Artillery of the National Guard. Mr. Cherry was proud of his military service.
Mr. Cherry retired from the Shift Service Maintenance Department of Texasgulf. He was a member of the First Church of Christ, the American Legion, the Horse Pen Swamp Hunting Club and former member of the Old Ford Volunteer Fire Department. In his spare time, Mr. Cherry loved to garden, hunt and fish. He was known to many as the “Collard Man.”
On May 27, 1955, Mr. Cherry married the former Alice Meekins, who survives.
Surviving with his wife are his children, Beverly C. Allamon and husband, Chester of Greenville, William B. Cherry and wife, Connie of Washington, Russell C. Cherry of Washington; his grandchildren, Karen S. Waters and husband, Keith, William Brett Cherry and wife, Agnieszka, Sara C. Jensen and husband, Charles, Amanda C. Ross and husband, Chad, April C. Cherry; great-grandchildren, Jalynne Waters, Christian Waters, Khloe M. Jensen and his sisters, Hazel Clark of Greenville, Mildred Jackson and husband Danny of New Bern, Ann Greene of Jackson, Ohio and Faye Warner and husband Jimmie of Washington. He was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, J.T. Greene and Thurman Clark.
The family received friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday, August 20, 2012, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.
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