James Berry, 83

James Frederick Berry, 83, of Wabash, died at 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

He was born Dec. 7, 1932 in Parke County,  to Raymond and Beatrice (Martin) Berry.

Jim was a 1951 graduate of Bellmore High School, in Parke County, and a graduate of the Tampa Barber School, Tampa, Fla. He married Rozanne Cox in Rockville, on Jan. 10, 1953.

Jim was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Westside Christian Church in Bradenton, Fla. Jim was co-founder of the South Side Barber Shop in Wabash, barbered in Florida, and owned Berry's Barber Shop in Georgia, retiring in 2007.  He loved to fish.  

He is survived by his wife, Rozanne Berry of Wabash; four children, LuAnn (Ned) Vandegrift of Wabash, Bruce (Chris) Berry of North Fort Myers, Fla, Sam (Beth) Berry of Trafalgar, and Curt Berry of Fairmount; eight grandchildren, Christan (Angie) Vandegrift of Wabash, Susanne Vandegrift of Zionsville, Ryan (Abby) Berry of St. Augustine, Fla., Emily (Tony) Priola of Franklin, Erica (Nick) Lattimore of Trafalgar, Elizabeth (Brett) Rynerson of Trafalgar, Sarah (Guy) Virgoni of Lenexa, Kansas, and Kayla Booth of Wabash; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol (Bill) Dowell of Rockville, and Joyce (Nester) Gonzales of Arizona; and his brother Dale (Patty) Berry of Rockville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Melvin and Max Berry, and his sister, Darlene White.

Graveside services will be at a later date.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is the Alzheimer's Association.
The memorial guest book for Jim may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Aug 02