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Ken Berry

January 13, 1944 — November 18, 2018

John Kenyon Berry, Jr., 74, husband of Barbara Donna Berry and a resident of Machipongo, VA, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Hermitage on the Eastern Shore in Onancock, VA. A native of Washington, DC, he was the son of the late John Kenyon Berry, Sr. and the late Jane Poole Berry. Mr. Berry was a retired Ford Truck Fleet salesman.

Ken's dream of living on the water finally came true when he retired. He and his beloved wife, Barbara Donna, moved from Chevy Chase, MD, to Machipongo in 2014. A true Washington Redskins fan, he also became an avid crabber, catching them right off his dock. Always a great host, he enjoyed steaming and eating crabs with his family and friends. Ken had a great love for his dogs throughout the years. His current dog, Rocket, a Jack Russell, was by his side whenever possible and incredibly protective of him.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two children, John Kenyon Berry III of Maryland, and Kelly B. Lukela of Hawaii; five grandchildren; one sister, Beth Manquen of Thousand Oaks, CA; sister-in-law, P. Darlene Jewell and her husband, Don; niece, Alicia Wald and her husband, Ben; nephew, Cory Jewell; brother-in-law, W. Barry Wraga and his wife, Trish; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and neighbors who will also miss him but will cherish so many wonderful memories.

To honor his wishes a private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SPCA Eastern Shore, Inc., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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