Vest, Berry Wilford

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amem_us-armyBerry Wilford Vest, 83, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his home in Check, VA after a long battle with heart disease. Wilford served his country in the United States Army in Germany for three years.

He retired from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in 1994, and then took a part-time position with Professional Communications for nine years where he made many lasting friendships. Wilford loved working with wood, and always stayed busy in his yard, garden or shop while he was well.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Brethard and Susie Vest; his brothers, Warren, Clinton, Junior, Otha Dean Vest; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Sowers. He is survived and loved by his wife of 64 years, Erma J. Lawrence Vest, and their three daughters, Janice (Matthew Van) Angle; Connie Sowers; and Geraldine (Ronald) Hollandsworth; six wonderful grandchildren, Shawn, Shannon(Lori) Angle, Jennifer (Chris) Gardner, Julie (David) Wade, Stephanie (Dale) Nelson, Hilary Hollandsworth; special great-grandchildren, Hunter and Granger Angle. Bo Gardner, Morgen, Kenny and Nora Wade, and Averie Nelson. He is also survived by his sister, Evelyn King and a brother, Alvin (Mae) Vest; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilson Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by Floyd V.F.W. Post # 7854 and Floyd American Legion Post # 127.

Friends may call on Thursday after 6 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to either the Locust Grove Fire and Rescue Station or to the Fellowship Baptist Church, Riner, VA

The family would like to extend a special thank you to MediHome Hospice, Dr. Scott Jamison, and Dr. Steven Goldstein for helping take such good care of Wilford.

Condolences to the family may be made to The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.