Robert Lee Berry

August 16, 1942 ‒ December 26, 2020

Howard, Ohio

Robert Lee Berry, 78, of Howard passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.  He was born on August 16, 1942 in Mount Vernon to the late Clarence and Ruth (Bardon) Berry.

Robert was a 1961 graduate of the Howard High School.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Robert is survived by his wife, Linda (Gaddis) Berry; stepsons, Steve (Peggy) Hockenberry and Scott (Carrie) Hockenberry; step grandchildren, Bryan, Gillian and Wade Hockenberry; and close friend, Ben Woolison.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Berry.

In following with Robert’s request there will not be any services.

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  • Our deepest sympathy to the Berry family. George will truly miss his visits, going to the Mount Hope Flea Market and hitting all the local garage sales with Bob. He was a great guy and would do anything for you. He will be truly missed. Prayers and thoughts are with the family.

    George and Becky Brownfield

  • Our Deepest Sympathy !! We will sure miss Bobby. A great neighbor and friend. Prayers for the family!!🙏

    Bill,Joy, and BJ Mertler

  • Our deepest sympathy to Linda & family. Bob & I grew up together in Millwood. He was the greatest football player to come out of Howard High School and an outstanding outdoorsman. He will be missed by many. Please know you all are in our thoughts & prayers. John & Candy Hunt

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Linda, I have fond memories of hanging out with Scott and Steve at the house and you and Bob putting up with me hanging around. My prayers will be with you all.

  • My sincere condolences to Linda and family…I will always have fond memories of Bob and my father fishing and all the great times our families had together over the years. RIP Bob…

  • Bob was a long time friend seldom seen but always friends loved his stories ,we shared many friends,he will be miss by all Dan & Sandy Davis

  • Harold and I are devastated to hear of our dear friend and “Brother” passing. He was such a wonderful friend esp. to Harold with the many hunting days together, helping out with the woods and anything that needed done….Bob was always there for us.
    In Love and In Christ,
    Harold, Marcia & Mike Bond
    Cherie & Matthew Stinnett

  • Bob was one of a kind. A big man with a big heart and a small ego. Knowing Bob made a difference in my life and I fondly recall his fun, easy going nature.

    John (Steve) Smella

  • Very sorry to hear this. Bob was such a part of our high school days. Our sympathy to all who were close to him!

  • Our deepest sympathy to Linda, Scott, Steve and families …

    Bob Berry was a special friend, classmate, an all-Ohio football player and the best to come out of Knox County. He would do anything for you and it was a pleasure to have played with
    Hunk. He will be sadly missed by all his classmates and friends..

    Bill and Barb Burger

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