Meet the Berrys
After 30 years of gaining experience in other cities and towns in Kentucky, Daryl and Sharon have returned to their roots. Whether you knew us way back when lived in the area or not, we invite you stop by renew our acquaintance or meet us for the first time.
January 2014 brought new faces and a new name as we became Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home under the personal direction of Daryl and Sharon Berry.
Daryl and Sharon Berry
Daryl and Sharon are natives to this area. Daryl was raised in Lebanon where he graduated from Marion County High School and Sharon was raised in Green County . They met in the summer of 1973, prior to Daryl going to Eastern Kentucky University.
Daryl's parents were natives of Green County and he spent many weekends and summers there on his grandparent's farms. He began working for Green County Florist part time which led to his interest in funeral service through his many deliveries to the local funeral homes.
Sharon's family moved to Greensburg from the Donansburg community of Green County where she graduated from Green County High School. Shortly thereafter they were married and lived in the Pikeview community.
After college, Daryl worked at the florist full-time for a while before taking a job installing and servicing agricultural equipment in Campbellsville where they purchased their first home. This led to a sales representative job in the farm equipment business. When the ag economy took a turn for the worse, he had to decide what he was going to do to support his young family which by that time included their first daughter, Sharyl.
His earlier interest in funeral service was rekindled, and he moved to Louisville to begin his funeral career. Sharon soon followed and their second daughter, Stacey, was born while he was serving his apprenticeship with Highlands Funeral Home in Louisville. He continued working there while attending Mid-America College of Funeral Service. After receiving his funeral director and embalmers licenses in 1985, he worked for Hardy-Close Funeral Home in Shepherdsville for 6 months before accepting a position with Radcliffe Funeral Home in LaGrange where he served for two years. In 1989, the Berry's moved to Owensboro, where Daryl worked at Glenn Funeral Home for 6 years before moving again, this time to Tompkinsville to work for Strode Funeral Home. They relocated to Lexington in 1997, where he worked until 2002 for Milward Funeral Directors when he accepted a territory sales position with Aurora Casket Company. After five years with Aurora, he felt he needed to get back to doing what he was called to do and returned to work for Milward's until 2013 when he realized his long time of owning a funeral home by purchasing Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home.
Sharon's experience is in clerical, bookkeeping and finance roles, having worked for attorneys, a medical practice, an accounting firm and churches, most recently as the Financial Administrator of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington. All of which will serve them well as she assumes these roles with the funeral home.