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Calvin Berry, Sr.

December 9, 1960 ~ October 26, 2021 (age 60)

Obituary

  “Nothing beats a failure but to try” -Big Dude

“You better stand for something or you'll fall for everything” -Big Dude

Calvin Floyd Berry Sr. was born to Wilbur and Jennie Berry in Columbus, Ohio on December 9, 1960. He gained his angel wings on October 26, 2021 at 7:44 p.m. He was known as Big Dude, Unc, Killa Cal, Coach Berry and Big Cal. He was preceded in death by his mother Jennie Berry, older brother Wilbur Berry Jr and his oldest brother. 

As a youth he gained a passion for competing in sports. A passion that carried into adulthood where he coached for 30+ years. Over the past 30+ years he coached for the Eastland Vikings, Central Ohio Pirates, and Capital City Comets. He enjoyed football, basketball, and track and field the most. 

He was a lifelong member of Wesley Church of Hope United Methodist Church. As an adult he retired from Grant Medical Center.

He was survived by a very loving wife Lisa "First Lady & Maya", daughter Kalista "KB", sons Brian "B", Calvin Jr "Lil Cal" (Sherritta), and Alphonzo "Fonze". Including grandchildren Calvin Mikiel, Aaliyah, Cal’Veyonne, Key’shawn.  Along with brother Arthur "Tub", sisters Pearlie "PJ", Sharon, Diane (Hoarce), Leslie and father Wilbur Sr. Additionally he was survived by a plethora of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. 

 

He was a big character with an enormous personality and huge heart. He will be truly missed.

 

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Services

Walk-Through Visitation
Friday
November 5, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wesley Church of Hope
2935 Bulen Avenue
Columbus, OH 43207

Funeral
Friday
November 5, 2021

6:00 PM
Wesley Church of Hope
2935 Bulen Avenue
Columbus, OH 43207
 

Video is available for this event



Gathering of Family and Friends
Friday
November 5, 2021

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wesley Church of Hope
2935 Bulen Avenue
Columbus, OH 43207

Please note
MASKS are required! Due to COVID-19 protocols of Wesley Church of Hope, the Funeral Service will be limited to only specified family members and guests. You are welcome to come and share expressions of condolences however wristbands are being provided for those who have access to stay. The Gathering of Family & Friends is the Repast that will be held immediately following the Funeral Service. On Saturday, November 6, 2021 we will assemble for the procession to the Glen Rest Memorial Estate at 10:00 a.m.
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