Saxophonist with a short but influential career as a session player, big band saxophonist, and recorded musician. He was also a student at West Virginia State College.
He started playing alto saxophone with local bands but switched to tenor sax after watching
His career was cut short when he was in a car crash that fractured his skull; he passed away in Brown Memorial Hospital from his injuries at the age of thirty-three.
He was survived by his wife Geraldine.
Berry was admired by Jack Kerouac. The writer references him in his novel The Subterraneans.