James Russell Berry ShareLet the family know you care by sharing this tribute. James Russell Berry, 81, passed away October 13, 2020 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. A private family service will take place at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Jacksonville. Mr. Berry was born July 30, 1939 in Mexico, Missouri to Gaither and Willa (West) Berry. He is survived by two children, Russ (Denise) Berry and Tanya (Rob) Weigand, all of Columbia; and four grandchildren, Brittany, Brooke, Kaitlyn and Emily.