John Randall Berry, 82, of Cridersville, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born April 4, 1930, in Lackey, Ky. On Sept. 4, 1987, he married Carolyn A. Helmlinger and she survives in Cridersville.
Also surviving are a son, Jack (Bonnie) Berry, of Wapakoneta; three daughters, Charlene Kilgore, of Wapakoneta, Candy (James “Mitch”) Morse, of Lima, and Donna (Andrew) Cook, of Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother, Norrell Smith, of Four Mile, Ky.; a sister, Debra (Noel) Rollins, of Lackey, Ky., a sister, Kathy Addington, of West Garrett, Ky.; Brenda Slone, of West Garrett, Ky., Clarence Slone, of West Garrett, Ky., and James (Kim) Slone, of Hueysville, Ky., Linda Sue (Alvin) Cassell, of Perry, and Shirley Tincher, of LaGrange, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grand children; a sister-in-law, Jean Smith, of Kendallville, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Erma Berry Triplett; his father Johnnie Slone; four brothers, Homer Slone, Jackie Slone, Tyrone Smith, and Jerome Smith; and sister, Shirley Elkins.
He was a maintenance man at several local bank offices and retired from Bank One in 1995. He attended The Four Mile School in Lackey, Ky. He attended Rousculp Church of Christ. He was a joker and he liked flea markets, trading and garage sales. He was a collector and was known as “Trader John” to many people.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, with the Rev. Kenny Rader officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum in Lima.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Donor’s Choice or may be made to the family.
Condolences may be made to the family at chamberlainhuckeriede.com.
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