James Frederick Berry, 83, Wabash, died at 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash. He was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Parke County, to Raymond and Beatrice (Martin) Berry.
Jim was a 1951 graduate of Bellmore High School, in Parke County, and a graduate of the Tampa Barber School, Tampa, Fla. He married Rozanne Cox in Rockville, on Jan. 10, 1953. Jim was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Westside Christian Church in Bradenton, Fla. Jim was co-founder of the South Side Barber Shop, Wabash, barbered in Florida, and owned Berry’s Barber Shop, Georgia, retiring in 2007. He loved to fish.
He is survived by his wife: Rozanne Berry, Wabash; four children: LuAnn (Ned) Vandegrift, Wabash; Bruce (Chris) Berry, North Fort Myers, Fla.; Sam (Beth) Berry, Trafalgar; and Curt Berry, Fairmount; eight grandchildren: Christan (Angie) Vandegrift, Wabash; Susanne Vandegrift, Zionsville; Ryan (Abby) Berry, St. Augustine, Fla.; Emily (Tony) Priola, Franklin; Erica (Nick) Lattimore, Trafalgar; Elizabeth (Brett) Rynerson, Trafalgar; Sarah (Guy) Virgoni, Lenexa, Kan.; and Kayla Booth, Wabash; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Carol (Bill) Dowell, Rockville; and Joyce (Nester) Gonzles, Arizona; and his brother: Dale (Patty) Berry, Rockville. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Melvin; and Max Berry; and his sister: Darlene White.
Graveside services will be at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is the Alzheimer’s Association.