Charles McNeely Berryhill
April 21, 1953 - October 30, 2020
Charles McNeely Berryhill, age 67 and a resident of Progress, MS, died early Friday morning October 30, 2020 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Natchez but spent most of his life near Progress. Charley was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in Okinawa, earning the National Defense and Sharpshooter medals, and was always proud of his committed service to his country. That great patriotism continued for the rest of his life, as he was civic minded and always encouraged his family and others to vote at each opportunity. He was retired as a rig manager after 42 years with Noble Drilling, which led him to jobsites in Africa, South America and many other destinations around the World. Charley loved being in the outdoors and he spent much of his free time walking in the woods and working hard clearing brush and mowing his property. He enjoyed coon hunting and had a special place in his heart for his pet bulldogs. Charley was also a member of his local Masonic Lodge and he will be forever missed by his family and friends.
Survived by: Wife: Katherine Sprehe Berryhill of Progress; 6 Children and Spouses: Scott and Shannon Berryhill of Osyka, Wayne and Anna Berryhill of Smithdale, MS, Allen Bell, Kristen Adams both of Magnolia, Jeffery and Emily Bell of Progress, William and Brittney Bell of Franklinton, LA; Grandchildren: John David Berryhill, Alexis Berryhill, Drew Berryhill, Bethany Berryhill, Nicole Brent and her husband Dillon Brent, Braxton Adams, Logan Bell, Landon Bell, Garrett Bell, Dawson Bell, Gavin Bell, Allison Bell; Great-granddaughter: Grace Ann Brent; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Clyde and Mary Lou Berryhill of Morgan City, LA, Ralph Berryhill of Progress, David and Carrol Winans; Sister and Brother in law: Audrey McCrory of New York; Mother in law: Edna Sprehe of Franklinton, LA; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Lorraine Berryhill, Robert and Lisa Sprehe, Theresa Stohlton, Karen and Jeff Montegut; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis Berryhill and Mary Louise Schepers Berryhill, brother Jimmy Berryhill, son in law Joshua Adams and father in law William “Captain Bill” Sprehe.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA) on Tuesday November 3rd from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Tuesday with Rev. Dan Pardue and Rev. Brock Burch officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery near Franklinton.
Pallbearers: Scott Berryhill, Wayne Berryhill, Jeffery Bell, William Bell, Braxton Adams, Logan Bell, Dawson Bell, Chad Barron