Tom Berry passed away peacefully at home after a long illness surrounded by his family and friends on February 4, 2017.
He was predeceased by his parents Orval and Mary Berry of Rosiclare, Illinois and his son Thomas Berry Junior of Chesapeake, VA. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Carol and his daughters Michelle Berry, Chesapeake, VA and Barbara Fisher, Destin, FL. Tom also has a brother Robert Berry (Molly), Charlotte, NC two sisters Marian Joiner, Lexington, KY and Rosemary Riley (Bob), Elizabethtown, IL. He has three grandchildren Michael and Joe Pizer and Erin Garrison (Jeremy). He was blessed with two great grandchildren, Darren Pizer and Adrian Asher.
Tom served 20 years in the US Navy and retired as a Senior Chief. Once he retired, he learned several trades but ended his career as a refrigeration mechanic. His hobbies included relaxing at Lake Gaston with family and friends, carpentry, making fishing lures and working in his garage and woodshop.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 9th, at 1 P.M. at Wrenn, Clarke & Hagan Funeral Home Chapel with full Military Honors. Dr. Dennis Gregory will officiate.
The family would like to thank the staff with Community Home Care and Hospice. They also want to thank all the friends that supported them through this journey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tom’s name to the Sherwood Forest Campers Fund, P.O. Box 55, Henrico, NC 27842.