Robert Earl Berry, 63, of Rosman, North Carolina went to be with his Lord on September 2, 2018 after a long struggle with Pulmonary Lung Disease.
Robert was born on January 27, 1955 in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia. Robert is preceded in death by his parents Willis Patrick Berry and Helen Irene Wilkinson Berry and a nephew Randall “Randy” Carnell Mull Jr.
Robert married his loving wife Linda Mae Green Berry on February 4, 1987.
Robert was an outstanding baseball player. He could pitch consistently 95 miles an hour both right and left handed. He tried out for the Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles in the 1970’s and was taught to pitch a knuckle ball by Hoyt Wilhelm. He was offered a major league farm team contract.
Robert was a great outdoorsman. He loved deer hunting and fishing. He was a man of many skills. He was a mechanic and one of the best in building race cars, a carpenter, butcher, chef and for the past thirty years was a gunsmith.
He invested much of his time with the youth teaching them his skills, allowing them to use his tools. He coached softball and baseball for his children and their teammates. He said we needed to keep our youth busy so they wouldn’t get into trouble.
Robert was loving father to nephew Joseph Lawrence Berry, daughter Kayla LaMae Berry of Rosman, NC, son Justin Lawrence Berry of Rosman, NC, a granddaughter of the home Mariah LaMae Cantrell, two grandsons Robert Gatlyn Berry and Riley Lane Owen. He has one brother, Joe Patrick Berry of Mauldin, SC.
Robert had several nieces and nephews whom he considered his own. Christy Dawn Berry Powell and husband Stacy, Suzanne Nicole Green Owen and Brandon Lee Owen.
Services for Robert will be held on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at Middle Fork Baptist Church from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with a celebration of life. The family will have a covered dish reception following the service at the Eastatoe Community Center from 3:30 to 6:00 PM.
A Simple Cremation in Candler is caring for the family.