Daily Archives: April 10, 2019

Jimmy Clay Berry of Jacksonville, Florida, April 1, 1959 – April 7, 2019

Jimmy Clay Berry


A military service for Jimmy Clay Berry, 60, of Jacksonville, FL, will be held on Friday April 26, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, where Military Honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.  Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.  Following the service a potluck will be held at the American Legion Post #85. 


Jimmy Clay Berry at the age of 60 has lost his short battle with cancer.  He passed in the comfort of McGraw Hospice of Jacksonville, Florida on April 7, 2019.  He was born in Newark, Ohio on April 1, 1959.
SFC Jimmy C Berry has been a proud veteran since 1980.  He served his country with more than 36 years with the OARNG and received many certificates and awards.  He deployed with the 371ST in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008.  SFC Berry was employed with the USPFO for over 26 years.  He retired as a truck driver in 2016 along with an honorable discharge from ARNGUS.  His retirement led him to the sunshine state where he continued to be a lifetime member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), The American Legion Post 283 Jacksonville, FL and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Newark, OH.

Jimmy has always been a fan of the Ohio State Football Team.  He also enjoyed playing pool and shooting darts with leagues and friends acquiring many trophies and plaques.  His biggest fans were his grandchildren.  Married to his high school sweetheart for over 40 years sharing his love for his fur babies.

He was proceeded in death by his father Roger F Berry 1988, mother Mary K Huntsman 1992, step-father Charles L. Smith 1993 and one brother Roger Ray Berry 2003.  He is survived by his wife Anna M Ford Berry of Jacksonville, FL; 3 daughters, Sherry A. Meade of Barnesville, OH; Christy M. Berry and Cathy A. Berry from his hometown of Newark, OH. Five grandsons, Michael, Robby, Clayton, Garrett and Gabriel.  Three granddaughters, Kayla, Amber and Makenzie. One sister MK Cathy Berry a niece DJ Berry and sister-in-law Debbie Left of Atlantic Beach, FL. Two brothers Laverne Berry of Newark, OH and Charles Smith of Fort Lauderdale, FL.  and several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.


To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth “Liz” Jean Lake of Newark, June 22, 1955 – April 9, 2019

Elizabeth Jean “Liz” Lake, 63, of Newark, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at her home. She was born June 22, 1955 in Columbus to the late William Russell and Susanna Jean (Knight) Neely.

Liz graduated from Westland High School class of 1973. She liked living a simple life and enjoyed spending time with her daughter, grandchildren, siblings, and friends. She worked as a customer sales representative for Velvet Ice Cream and valued her work where she helped the elderly live independent and healthy lives.

She is survived by her daughter, Haley Foreman of Newark; four grandchildren, Casey, Carley, Teagan, and Trevor; who she loved to read Dr. Seuss books to; brother, Dave Neely (Tracy) of Newark; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Lake; and two sisters, Ruth and Becky.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Aging Program, 1058 E. Main St. Newark, OH 43055.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 PM at the Church of God of Licking County, 2181 Riggs Rd. NE, Newark, where the funeral service will be Tuesday at 10:00 AM with Pastor Tony Bartlette officiating. Burial will follow the service in Newark Memorial Gardens.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

Jeffrey M. Gough of Newark, Ohio, November 30, 1943 – April 5, 2019



Jeffrey M. Gough, 75 years old, rode up to the great beyond on April 5 after a year of medical road blocks. Jeff was born on November 30, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Harry and Helen (Janicki).

Jeff started racing motorcycles at age 12. After graduating from Utica High, he hit the road traveling around the world racing motorcycles and set a world record in 1969 at Bonneville Salt Flats on a Triumph 750 Trident. The record speed would not be broken for over 30 years. He had a creative, mechanical mind which led him to building fancy custom choppers and three-wheelers. But his biggest accomplishment saved his life- working through The 12 Step Program.

Jeff is survived by his 3 younger sisters Mary Ann (Miller), Jane (Watts), Bonny (Hall) and he was an uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Jeff is also survived by his companion Connie Ruggles and fur-baby Rita.

The memorial service is Friday April 12 at 11:30 am held at Heath United Methodist Church, 1149 Hebron Road, Heath Ohio 43056. Everyone is welcome to stay after the service to share memories while lunch is provided by the church.

In lieu of flowers, please donate your gift to Heath United Methodist Church who has been our extended, loving family.