Richard Wayne Berryhill Sr.

Published 11:54 am Friday, November 30, 2018

On Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, Richard Wayne Berryhill Sr., 76, died.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn., to Charlie Elmer Berryhill and Alma Robertson. He was the only boy of a three child home, his sisters named Ava and Mary. He left for the Air Force and Philippines at the age of 17 and was awarded master marksman among many other awards. Honorably discharged, he came home and wed Dorothy Jean Summers Berryhill. They were married for 53 years.

Survivors: 2 children, Richard Wayne Berryhill Jr., his wife Kimberly Jones Berryhill  and their two children, Joshua and Paige; and Dorothy Patricia Berryhill and husband James Brannock of Winston-Salem, and two daughters, Harmony and Melody.

He had retired from Tension Envelope Corp. approximately 15 years ago after a lifetime of work as a manager at the plant in Winston-Salem from the minute it began at that location. Throughout his life, with a greater focus after retirement, he enjoyed traveling all over the world, photography, and deep sea fishing.

There was a graveside service on Friday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. at The Historic Salisbury National Cemetery  in Salisbury.

Condolences: Dorothy Jean Berryhill, 170 Norma Lane, Advance.

Memorials; St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. where he spent his life before moving his young family years ago to North Carolina.