Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 15, 2012 12:05 pm EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Craig J. Berry, 50, of Mount Vernon, died suddenly at his home Friday, May 11, 2012.

Craig was devoted to his loving wife of 26 years, Judith Sockman; and his beloved pets, Brutus and Khloe.

He was a supervisor for JDL Properties for 22 years. He was a very talented musician and enjoyed playing golf, singing in his band, songwriting, and spending time with his family and friends. To hear him sing was like hearing an angel serenade you. He had a passion for football and especially the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns.

Craig had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone he knew. There was not a person that he met that he didn’t call a friend, and if you were lucky enough to have crossed his path you knew immediately that you had met a remarkably special person. He lived his life with true values and was the epitome of humanity and love for all and without realizing it he would inspire you to be a better person. We are all better people for knowing him.

Craig was loved by everyone and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Martha and Parl Berry; and was survived by his wife, Judith; stepchildren, Kim (Rich) Blanton, Dave and Chris (Tanya) Sockman; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom, Rob (Karen), Don, Darrell (Kim) Berry; sister, Karen (Paul) Strawser; six nephews; one niece; two great-nephews.

The memorial service will be held at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home at 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. There will be a viewing held Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. for all friends and family. There will be a memorial service held immediately after the viewing at the funeral home

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Craig J. Berry.

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