Michael Berry, Sr., 54

Michael Wayne Berry, Sr., 54, Wabash, died at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, at his residence. He was born Feb. 10, 1959 in Wabash, to Mitchell and Eva (Trusty) Berry.

Michael married Janice Shoemaker at their home in Wabash on Nov. 7, 1980. He worked in the foundry at Ford Meter Box, Wabash. He was a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church and attended the Church of God on Mill Street, both in Wabash. Michael enjoyed bow hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, painting, cooking, woodworking, playing his guitar, and especially loved his kids and grandkids. 

He is survived by his wife, Janice Berry, Wabash; two children, Michael W. (Spencer) Berry, Jr., and Kayla (Donald) Black, both of Wabash; four grandchildren, Michael Ethan Berry, Kaden Nicholas Berry, Hailey Nichole Berry, and Eona Anne Black, all of Wabash; brother, Tom Berry, Andrews; two brothers-in-law, Michael Shoemaker, and Pat (Carol) Shoemaker, both of Wabash; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lola Wilcox.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. with  Rev. Charlie Easterday and Rev. Troy Trusty officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is the Wabash Oncology Department or Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Michael may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Nov 04