Willie Frank Cherry Sr.

Published: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 08:37 PM.

Willie Frank Cherry Sr., 91, of 2103 Country Club Road, New Bern, died on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at his residence.

A native of Savannah, Tenn., he was a retiree of NARF at Cherry Point. He was a member at West Street Christian Church, serving on the Usher Board and Trustee Board.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Street Christian Church with the Rev. R.E. Midgette Sr. officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Devolia Cherry of the home; one daughter, Bobbie Cherry Davis of Butner; three sons, Willie F. Cherry Jr. and Calvin Cherry of New Bern, and Tommy Cherry of Havelock; one sister, Winnifred Thomas of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1315 S. Glenburnie Road, New Bern, NC 28562 or Alzheimers NC, Inc., 1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609.

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