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Archie Franklin Berry

Royal Oak, Michigan

Feb 17, 1941 – Mar 23, 2019


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Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home - Royal Oak Obituary

Archie Franklin Berry of Royal Oak, Michigan (formerly of Sterling), went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2019 after a sudden and brief illness.  He was 78 years old.

Archie was born to Rex and Pearl (Seder) Berry on February 17, 1941 in Melita, Michigan.  He graduated from Sterling High School in 1958.  Archie married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy Lee Pierce, on September 8, 1962 in Birmingham, Michigan.  He loved her since before he was old enough to know better than to carve her initials in the family furniture.

Archie was a dedicated and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.  He was a man of few words, but of great actions.  Never idle, if you ever needed a hand with anything --plowing snow in the church parking lot, moving furniture in his big red trailer, pulling the engine out of your car, putting shingles on the roof, tiling a bathroom floor, walking your dog, picking you up at the airport, you name it – Archie was there without hesitation.  He could also cook a mean chicken dinner.   Archie enjoyed being out-of-doors, hunting and camping, taking scenic trips, reading Western novels, and playing games with his family and friends. 

Archie is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Nancy; daughter Donna Lynn Berry; daughter Carolyn Sue (William) Stiteler; grandson Ryan (Laura) Stiteler; granddaughters Meghan Stiteler and Rachel Stiteler; “adopted-in-love” daughter Krystal Lee (Brandon) Lewis and grandson Trevor; brother Glenn (Betty) Berry; sister Connie (Lyle) Orr; nephews Virgil (Sue) Berry and Craig (Patti) Berry; nieces Shelli Berry and Onalee (Rob) Watson; and a loving extended family. 

Archie’s funeral service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Judson Baptist Church (201 Harrison Street, Prescott, MI  48756) at 11:00AM with Pastor Doug Kennedy officiating.  Visitation before the service will commence at 9:00AM.  Burial will be in the Clayton Township Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Archie’s name may be made to Judson Baptist Church.


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We are saddened to hear about your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God collects our tears and is ready to sustain us in our time of need - Psalm 56:8.

Best boss I ever had. Going to miss him.

So sorry Nancy. Our thoughts and prayers are with u.

Archie was a one of a kind........... once you got to know him you really liked him although he ran a tight ship........... he would cut you some slack if need be.............. we all worked with him for 20some years.............. Archie you will be missed.

Archie was a great boss! I enjoyed his hunting stories. Rest In Peace.

Archie was my boss for many years at Stanley, Great Man. Family was always the most important thing to him, whether it had to do with his family or our family's, Family's always came first!! Lot's of good memories.. My condolences and prayers for his entire family..

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Archie Berry...Our Former Supervisor..He was Kind, Thoughtful.....He was my FIRST boss, He taught me The Job, Work ethic..We didn't keep in close contact with him after our Stanley Door Closed, but he was Often in our Thoughts. Lonny enjoyed a trip out west hunting with Archie and friends, it is a Fond Memory he Loves to talk about with Family and friends. Archie will Always be in our thoughts and Memories..Our thoughts are with his Family..