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Macon County Commissioner Robert ‘Mike’ Berry dies

Macon County District 4 Commissioner Robert “Mike” Berry died on March 14, 2022.
Macon County District 4 Commissioner Robert “Mike” Berry died on March 14, 2022.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Mar. 14, 2022 at 11:57 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 15, 2022 at 10:48 PM EDT
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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (WSFA) - Macon County officials confirm that District 4 Commissioner Robert “Mike” Berry died Monday night.

District 3 Commissioner Ernest Magruder and EMA Director Frank Lee both said Berry suffered a medical emergency at the meeting. An ambulance was called, and Berry died at the hospital, both confirmed.

Lee said Berry was 64 years old.

Berry was the senior member of the commission, having been elected in 1988. Lee recalled how they used to be the youngest among the county officials. Lee was elected two years before Berry.

″He died doing what he took pride in: serving the citizens of Macon County,” Lee said.

“It’s really devastating. It’s a big loss to the commission,” said Magruder. He was loved by a lot people and respected.”

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Notasulga High School gymnasium. A public viewing will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Notasulga High School gymnasium.

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