Ronald “Ron” Joseph Berry, age 82, of Logan, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born March 24, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Kermit Jay Berry and Permelia Ann (Saxton) Sargent.
Ron retired from Carborundum Grinding Wheel Company. He was co-founder of the Lo-Hock Sportsman’s Club, an NRA member, had previously ran the Izaak Walton Trap Shoot Club, and operated a CB radio sales and repair business.
Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and gardening and was an expert marksman with any type of firearm. As an ordained minister, he could quote and discuss any scripture in detail and conducted and taught bible classes for many people over the years.
While he had many interests and hobbies, nothing was more important to him than his family.
Ron is survived by two sons, Michael Joseph (Loretta) Berry and Ronald Matthew Berry, both of Logan; one daughter, Martha “Marty” Anne (John E.) Rardain of Logan; four grandchildren, Andy and Becki Rardain and Adrienne and Jacob Berry, all of Logan; four great-grandchildren Skyler, Kadee, Lilli, and Bella; one brother, Kenneth (Patsy) Berry of Sampson, Alabama; two sisters, Laura Gillespie and Jeanie (Larry) Gillespie, both of Logan; one sister-in-law, Marjorie Jean Lauver of Hanahan, South Carolina; one brother-in-law, Jay Wagoner of Summerville, South Carolina; and a special lifelong friend, Loren “Buck” Inboden, who introduced Ron to his wife, Ruth Ann back in 1955.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Ruth Ann (Geiger) Berry, who passed away just four days before him; two brothers, Harvey and Kermit Berry; and brother-in-law, Ron Gillespie. Ron and Ruth Ann will be greatly missed by all who knew them.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at Roberts Funeral Home – Logan, Ohio officiated by the Rev. Michael L. Martin.
Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery, Monday Creek Township, Perry County, Ohio.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at the funeral home as well as Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Letters of condolence may be left at robertsfuneralhomelogan.com