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Obituary for Bobby "Bob" Gene Berryhill

Bobby "Bob" Gene Berryhill, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away June 19, 2017. He was born on October 3, 1931 in Cochran, GA to the late Lucian Osmond, a WWI veteran and Viola Berryhill, employed at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Base during WWII. Bobby proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired as Lt. Colonel, Rotary Wing AVN Unit Commander in 1974. He was an accomplished pilot, flying fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Bob was a combat and reconnaissance pilot during the Korean War and Vietnam War, and was awarded several medals and citations, including the Vietnam Service Medal W/4 Bronze stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and the Meritorious Service Medal (1st OLC). He also flew reconnaissance missions over the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. After retiring from the military, Bob worked at Marta for an additional twenty years before he retired for a second time.

Bobby is preceded in death by his wife, Bobby Sue Berryhill, his beloved older brother Lucian and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Drawdy of Cartersville; sons, Paul (Kelly) Berryhill of Fayetteville, Steve (Erin Sandera) Berryhill of Cumming, Robert "Bobby" Berryhill of Atlanta, and Bruce Berryhill of Stone Mountain; daughter, Pat (Rick Schroeder) Berryhill of Atlanta; stepson, Shane (Sharon) Kuykendall of Peachtree City; Arlene’s children, Gary Drawdy, Mitchell (Cheryl) Drawdy, Jeannie (Mike) Wheeler, Kelly (Curt) Wilbanks and their families; grandchildren, Michael Paul, Maleena, Brody, Dakota, Shaun and Morgan; nieces, Betsy Mullis, Sue (Steve) Berryhill O'Rear, nephew, Gary (Kathy) Berryhill and their families.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Burial will follow the service at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends from 9:30-11:00 AM prior to the service at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association, https://www.alz.org/.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City- www.mowellfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Saturday

24

Jun

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City

200 Robinson Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Funeral Service

Saturday

24

Jun

11:00 AM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City

200 Robinson Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Cemetery Details

Location

Westminster Memorial Gardens

2090 Hwy. 54
Peachtree City, GA 30296


Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

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