NEWPORT NEWS - E.W. "Scotty" Berry passed away August 27, 2014 at age 88 in his home cared for by his wife of 23 years Betty Berry. Scotty was born of Scotts Irish decent and was a follower of the Edgar Cayce teachings. He retired from the Navy in 1973 after 30 years in service for our country as a Lt. JG as well as commander of a large weapons supply activity. After retiring from the Navy, Scotty was hired to oversee the building of the Hampton Roads Coliseum which opened in 1970 and then went on to be Harbor Master for the city of Hampton. He opened his own business using his extensive knowledge in the electrical field to teach many the National Electric Code (NECA) until his retirement in 2004. His passion for writing resulted in two published books "Hypnosis Truth!" it describes how he educated himself using subjective reasoning and how he developed a method of speed-reading int he subjective state. His second book "Two Charlie Baker", an entertaining account of a nine month, twenty-five thousand miles Naval cruise aroudn the world in 1952, is a sea story, not a fairy tale, mostly ture about sailors and their ship. he was a Chaplain for the Elk's Lodge for 5 years duirng which he visited the sick and performed memorial services for anyone in need. We will remember his soft yet strong singing voice while serenading his fans at karaoke night. Also known as "Pee Paw" he raised many children other than his young family and is survived by his wife Betty Shoffner Berry of Poquoson, VA, 2 daughters Holly Berry of Asheville, NC, Poppy Berry Turner of Sea Grove Beach, FL, a son Phillip Berry of Newport News, VA. A grandson Danny Strader of Chattanooga, TN and granddaughters, Jessica Hunt of Hampton, VA and Elizabeth Hunt of Asheville, NC. He also leaves to cherish his memory, Betty's five children; three grandchildren raised as his "kids" in their home in Poquoson, VA and many more grandchildren, great grandchildren and adopted children. Preceded in death by his son Coleman Berry of Asheville, NC and first wife, Vernelle West Berry of Gloucester, VA. in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Scotty's honor to Poquoson Rescue Squad, 1035 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA 23662. A memorial in his honor will be held Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 512 Buckroe Ave., Hampton, VA 23664. P lease join us after the service for a reception at the VFW; 122 E. Mellen St., Hampton, VA 23663. Memorial Services Entrusted to Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home Hampton, Va.
NICKELSON-CUMMINGS FUNERAL HOME - HAMPTON
4304 VICTORIA BOULEVARD Hampton, VA 23669
Published in Daily Press on Aug. 30, 2014