Jerry Robert Berry Sr.

August 08, 1940 ‒ May 06, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Jerry Robert Berry Sr., age 77, of Marion, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at home.

On August 8, 1940, Jerry was born in Marion County, one of four children of the late Ralph and Floretta (Bell) Berry.  He graduated from Waldo High School.

Jerry married the love of his life, Alice “Joyce” Thomas, on May 1, 1965.

Jerry owned and operated a Sohio Gas Station on the corner of Main and Fairground Street for many years.  He was a great mechanic, getting everyone fixed up and back on the go.  He also had been a security guard at the Tuscarawara Company in Marion.

Jerry and Joyce had attended the Calvary Bible Baptist Church.

A very quiet man, Jerry was happiest with a wrench in hand tinkering on cars.  He also enjoyed collecting coins and watching old westerns.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Alice “Joyce” Berry; two children: Jerry Berry Jr., and Beth (Chris) Simon; two grandchildren: Allison and Audrey Simon; two siblings: Bill (Tammy) Berry and Mary (Norman) Swartz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Larry “Butch” Berry.

Services honoring Jerry’s life will be observed at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, at his graveside in Grand Prairie Cemetery, with Celebrant Mark Schuring officiating.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Jerry’s family and your condolences may be shared with them via

  • My condolences. Jerry was a good man. He taught me a lot when I worked for him at Sohio.