John Berkley (Berk) Ferrell, 92, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.
Born in Pittsylvania County outside of Danville, Va., he was the youngest of eight children. He served in the Navy during World War II for a short time. He lived most of his adult live in Norfolk, Va. He is predeceased by his wife Louise Bauguess Ferrell and daughter Teri Barham.
He is survived by daughter, Debbie Sorensen and husband Russ Sorensen of Chesapeake; grandson who he raised, Michael Craig Ferrell of Norfolk. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Crystal Barham of Norfolk, grandsons, Chris Henderson of Chesapeake, Danny Henderson and wife, Ladena Henderson of Chesapeake, Dane Sorensen and Dylan Sorensen of Chesapeake; one great-granddaughter, Madison Barham and one great-grandson, Alec Henderson.
Berk had a great love for animals, loved baseball (Yankees) and golf and had a great sense of humor. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, in the Avenue of States section.
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