Funeral services for Mr. Wallace Alvin "Bull" Berry, 94, who entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday in The Chapel of Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home.
The Rev. Lee Davis will officiate, with the burial to …
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The Rev. Lee Davis will officiate, with the burial to follow in Piedmont Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mr. Berry was born on Sept. 28, 1923, and raised in Lucknow.
He was the son of the late Claude and Lila Reynolds Berry.
He played starting catcher for Bishopville High School in 1939 for the South Carolina State Baseball Championship team. He went on to play for the Sumter P-15's in 1941 in what was a record season.
He received a baseball scholarship to Presbyterian College however, his college career was interrupted by World War II. Mr. Berry proudly served in World War II in the U.S. Army.
After the war, he graduated from PC in 1950. During the late 1940s, Mr. Berry was ranked the top baseball player in the state of South Carolina and played for a brief time with the Cincinnati Reds.
In 1956, Mr. Berry and his wife moved back to Bishopville and began a career in farming.
He became South Carolina's top cotton producer and second top peanut producer in the 1980's and 1990's, farming more than 5,000 acres of land.
Mr. Berry's life was marked by numerous accomplishments, and he will forever be missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Berry is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth Inabinet Berry, with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage this past December. He is also survived by his son, Russell Wallace Berry and his wife Andrea Emiliani Berry, and his granddaughter, Hilary Frances Berry.
He was preceded in death by his older sister, Kathleen Berry Hall.
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