Ralph Clifton Berry, Jr. (Cliff) was born on March 26, 1942, in Hartsville, South Carolina to Ralph Clifton Berry Sr. and Dora Alice Wilson Berry. He went home to his heavenly Father on December 7, 2017, in Kyle, Texas.
Cliff was preceded in death by his mother and father, and is survived by his wife of over 24 years, Sandra Salter Berry, his sister Sylvia Ward, his children: Curt Berry and wife Jennifer of Austin, TX, Kimberly Oliver and husband Brandon of League City, TX, Ryan Berry of Houston, TX, and Paul Berry and wife Heather of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; stepchildren: Chip Cagle and wife Monica of San Diego, CA, Kelly Cagle of Atlanta, GA, and Jody Cagle and wife Rhiannon of Atlanta, GA. Grandkids: Cory, Germaine, Hana, Madi, Will, Carson, Chloe, Brenna, Riley, Sam, Rowen, Adeline, Aryana, Milo, Willow, and Joshua, and great-granddaughter, Marlee.
Cliff was a graduate of North Charleston High School and the University of South Carolina. He began his 27-year career in the United States Air Force in 1966, where he served with Strategic Air Command until 1977. He then served as a United States Air Force reserve officer until 1993, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in his role as an Admissions Liaison Officer for the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cliff had a second career for 22 years as the Judicial Administrator for the East Baton Rouge City/Parish Courts.
Cliff loved his children dearly and was very proud of their accomplishments. He talked about his kids and grandkids to anyone who would listen. Cliff was a storyteller and always loved a good joke. He was very outgoing and social, meeting his wife, Sandi, while playing in a church volleyball league. Cliff grew up with music in his heart, loved good music, ballroom dancing, and was often the life of the party. He will be greatly missed.
Please send your loving memories, a fond photograph, or condolence with Cliff’s family at www.Harrellfuneralhomes.com.
Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Lane, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8200