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Sgt. Major Franklin Myron Berry, 73, of Newberry, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Lexington Medical Center.
Born on March 14, 1944 in Bishopville, SC, he was a son of the late Frank Berry and Marjorie Smith Berry.
He was a 1971 graduate of Newberry College and a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He worked in banking for 43 years, retiring from First Community Bank.
Myron was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. A Purple Heart recipient and a genuine patriot,… he honorably served his country for 33 years in both the US Army and the SC National Guard, retiring with the rank of Sgt. Major.
He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Newberry. Additionally he was a member of the Wounded Warrior Society, the NRA, and was an avid gun enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Myers Berry; daughters, Shawn B. Taylor (Ben) of Cumming, GA, Amanda B.Coleman (Jason) of Bentonville, AR and Anne White Peracki (Robert) of Mullins, SC; a step son, Kristopher Brent Parker of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Sadie and Lucy Taylor, Grace, Ella and Preslea Coleman, Thomas Rankin, Eli Buffkin and Nathan Peracki.
The family visitation will be on Monday, January 8, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 9 at Central United Methodist Church in Newberry conducted by the Rev. David Surrett.
Burial will follow at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 9 in Bishopville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bishopville, SC.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Waites, Hugh Turner, Thomas Rankin, Nick Baskins, Ben Taylor, Bill Sommerville, Jason Coleman and Robert Peracki.
Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758540, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8540 or to Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 67, Newberry, SC 29108.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.
Norton Funeral Home of Bishopville published this obituary as a courtesy to local family and friends.
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