Hartwell P. "Dick" Berry, 89, of Chester, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center. A native of Petersburg, he was the son of the late Jesse and Eugenia Phillips Berry. He was preceded in death by: his grandson, James E. "Tripp" Russell III; four brothers, Jesse Berry Jr., Branch Berry, Hunter Berry and Eugene Berry; and a sister, Lois Kirkland.
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Mr. Berry served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a retired meat manager for A&P Supermarket. He was a member of the former High Street United Methodist Church, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Arie #882, and a charter member of the Colonial Heights Sportsman's Club.
He is survived by: his wife, Thelma P. Berry; a daughter, Judith B. Russell and husband, Jim all of Colonial Heights; numerous nieces; and nephews; and a dear friend, Mildred Croxton.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, with Chaplain Craig Buxton officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Crater Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
E. ALVIN SMALL FUNERAL HOME
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2013