Our Valued Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Daryl R. Berry, Owner, Funeral Director and Embalmer
The son of Vernon and Anita Berry, Daryl grew up in Lebanon where the family moved while he was in the first grade. Upon graduation from Marion County High, he attended Eastern Kentucky University where he earned an Associates Degree in Horticulture. While away at college, his parents moved to Campbellsville but he spent summers and many weekends staying with his grandparents in Greensburg where he worked part-time at a florist. His many deliveries to the area funeral homes sparked an interest in funeral service to which he would later return.
He married a Green County girl, Sharon Lobb in 1976 and they settled in Campbellsville where they bought their first home.
Daryl has been in Funeral Service since 1982 when he left Campbellsville to begin serving an apprenticeship in Louisville. Licensed in 1985 as a Funeral Director and Embalmer, he has served in funeral homes in Shepherdsville, LaGrange, Owensboro, Tompkinsville and Lexington. This varied experience will serve him well as he puts all he has learned into practice in the operation of Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.
Besides enjoying being Dad to his two daughters and their husbands, he loves being entertained by their five grandchildren.
Sharon L. Berry, Owner, Financial Administrator
Sharon is the daughter and youngest of 6 children of the late Lemuel and Punch Lobb, having lived in Donasburg until moving to Greensburg during her early childhood years. She graduated from Green County High School in 1976 and shortly thereafter married Daryl, purchased their first home and moved to Campbellsville, KY.
In 1980 Daryl and Sharon became the proud parents of their oldest daughter, Sharyl and a year later moved to Louisville, Kentucky for Daryl to begin his career as a Funeral Director. In 1983 they were blessed to welcome their youngest daughter Stacey to their family. Sharon worked for a decade in the Long Term Care Industry in various capacities from bookkeeper to District Director of Finance. She also has worked in various other venues of bookkeeping in the offices of CPAs, Attorneys and Churches. The last 5 years she has served as the Ministry Assistant of Finance at Porter Memorial Baptist Church. The years of experience in the financial roles will serve her greatly as she assists her husband as the Finance Director of Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.
Sharon is excited that their dream of working together has become a reality as she has begun her apprenticeship to be a licensed Funeral Director and work alongside her husband.
Sharon enjoys sewing, reading and participating in various ladies Bible Studies. In the last few years she has had the opportunity of teaching various ladies Bible Studies as well as a Senior Adult Ladies Bible Study Class each Sunday.
When asked, she will tell you her greatest blessings are those that call her “Mom” and “Mimi”. She and Daryl are blessed with two lovely daughters and wonderful Son-In-Laws along with 5 grandchildren. Their oldest daughter Sharyl is married to Michael Burns and lives in Versailles, KY along with their 4 children, DeAnna, Blake, Baileigh and Gavyn. Stacey is their youngest daughter and is married to Kent Ashley, living in Lexington, KY with their daughter, Kathryn.
Phillip D. DeSpain, Funeral Director and Embalmer
Phillip is a 1969 graduate of Green County High School and attended Western Kentucky University and Campbellsville College where he studied Psychology. He entered funeral service in 1971 by serving his apprenticeship at the Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home before attending the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. While in mortuary school he was selected to Who' Who among students in Technical Schools of America. After graduation in 1974 he served with the Ratteman and Son Funeral Home in Louisville where he worked until he returned to Campbellsville in 1976 as owner of Shively Jewelers until 1984 when he returned to funeral service. He accepted a full time position with the Lyon Funeral Home in 1985 and continued to serve with hew owner Larry DeWitt after Larry purchased the business in 1986. Phillip continues in his role as Funeral Director and Embalmer under the ownership of Daryl and Sharon Berry.
He has two children. Russell Taylor DeSpain recently graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and has accepted a position as an Operations Specialist at Peoria (IL) International Airport. His daughter, MacKenzie Lynn DeSpain is a student studying Criminal Justice and Homeland Security at Eastern Kentucky University.
Eugene McKay, Part time Associate
Eugene was born February 1, 1949 in Flint, MI and moved with his family to Lebanon at an early age. He later moved to Campbellsville and worked for Ingersoll-Rand until his retirement in 2011 after 39 years.
Gene's family includes his daughter Angela, his mother, Louise, five brothers and two sisters and is engaged to Deborah Trigg.
He has been involved in funeral service for over 20 years and enjoys working with the people of the community he loves.
Ruth Allen, Part-time Funeral Assistant