Marty Edward Bearry

Obituary for Marty Edward Bearry

Marty Edward Bearry

April 18, 1950 – September 28, 2018

Marty, the son of Reverend N. J. and Juanita George Bearry (deceased) was born on April 18, 1950 in the Dr’s office over White’s Drug Store in Plant City, FL, and passed away at his home in Dover, FL on September 28, 2018. His loving wife Juanita (Nita) Cole Bearry, brothers Marlon (Corinne), Mickey (Deborah), Michael (Jana), Morris, brother-in-law Guy Cole (Colleen), sisters-in-law Louise (Dan) Mayo and Charlotte Cole Hailey, and many nephews, nieces, and extended family survive him.

Marty and his brothers grew up in the Seffner area, and sang at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Dover where their Father and Mother preached. Marty’s musical talent even took him to the 1967 National FFA Talent Program held in Kansas City, MO. where he was in the “Ag Band.” He went to Brandon High School where he was president of the Brandon FFA Band graduating with the class of 1968. Over the years he and his brothers would harmonize and play their instruments at many gatherings singing the many songs they had learned, and putting a “Bearry brother’s” spin on a few of them.

Marty had a 45-year career with Millwrights Local 1000 where he was a foreman, superintendent, and safetyman. In 1980 Marty became the youngest assistant business agent in the Brotherhood. He later became a business agent and an EST for Central/North Florida Carpenters Regional Council. His work took him to many places including Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Puerto Rico, and Aruba.

Marty served as an officer for the Florida Gulf Coast B.C.T.C, the Florida Building and Construction Trades Council. He also served as an Executive Chairman of the Hillsborough Co Democratic Party and had a seat with the Florida Democratic Party. Marty was an Elk, Eagle, and a Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. member, and a brother Mason.

After retirement “Uncle” Marty loved to go to his lake house and take his family and friends on boat rides around Lake George, listen to music, and watch old movies and TV shows. He liked nothing better than to have his family, friends, dogs and cats around him, and listen to brother Marlon tell one of his stories.

Many have walked this earth, but none like Marty Bearry.

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10/10/2018

Marty was a good friend. My sympathies to the family.
—-Don Tucker

10/10/2018

I am Steve Williams, I was a friend and classmate of Marty. I lived just a couple of blocks from his house in Seffner. We hung out a lot together in those days. Marty was the guy who taught me how to start playing the guitar. I remember a lot of the times we met at my house or his front porch while I struggled to learn the guitar chords he would show me. We lost touch after High School. My Condolences to his wife and family.

10/10/2018

Sending our sincere sympathy to family & friends.

Larry & Linda

10/10/2018

Nita, So sorry to hear about Marty ‘s passing. Brian Blair and I enjoyed seeing and talking to Marty at the Christmas party this past year. My son Brian had just seen him a few weeks ago. He sends his condolences also. Dorothy Love

10/05/2018

Blessings for his family especially his wife NITA RIPMARTY.

10/05/2018

Blessings for his family especially his wife NITA RIPMARTY.

10/05/2018

About the 1st of July of this year Marty sent me an e-mail that said ” I am so thankful to have you in my life and I love you. ” About three weeks later we were at his house. It was me and Marty, Marlon, Mickey, Mike and Morris. Marty really wanted a picture of him and his brothers out by the grape vine. They were all smiling when I took the picture. Little did I know that it would be the last picture of the five Bearry boys. It was also the last time we would sit on the back porch in.his favorite spot at his table……I am still in shock and can’t believe that his chair is empty. I miss you dearly Marty. Your little sister-in-law Deb.

10/05/2018

This is Mickey, the third brother of five. My ‘Bubba’ was a Man among men. He possessed many talents. He rubbed elbows with the wealthy and well healed on behalf of his Brother Millwrights and Carpenters while never forgetting the meek, mild, and underpriveledged. Not one time did he practice nepotism. He was a Man of high integrity. That is one thing that I admired most about him, he never compromised his principles. He was a loving and giving man and there will forever be an unfilled hole in my heart until, one day, I meet him on the other side. I love you Marty. God Speed!

10/05/2018

Condolences to Nita and Family Marty was Great Guy and Friend since the 3rd grade of School will be truly missed but not forgotten

10/05/2018

A Classmate from Brandon High School Class of 1968. Soar into the Gates Of Heaven Dear Friend. Condolences to His Wife and Family.
Carolyn Moore Street

10/05/2018

Our love and prayers are with the family. Marty will be missed.
Harold and Winnie Stoneman