Charles "Ernie" O'Berry

Charles “Ernie” O’Berry, 74 of Citra, FL, passed away on Friday, Jan 10th at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Ernie was born in Ocala and was a lifelong resident of Marion County. He was a US Navy veteran and retired from Marion County Facilities Management. Ernie enjoyed using his ham radio and talking to people around the world, he would stay home and patch military families together so they could talk to each other during the holidays, but most of all riding on his tractor and doing work for others on his tractor. Ernie is preceded in death by his parents C.F. O’Berry and Margaret Reaves O’Berry. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Louise O’Berry of Citra, FL, sister Jean Fischer (RJ) of Apopka, FL., Aunt Shirley Reaves of McAlpin, FL. and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of cousin and friends. The family will be receiving friends on Wed, Jan 15th at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the family will be celebrating Ernie’s life on Thursday, Jan 16th at the Good Shepherd Cemetery at 12:00pm with military honors. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala, FL 352-629-7171