Robert Franklin Ferry,78, of Birmingham went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2023. Robert grew up in Birmingham where he attended St. Paul's Grammar School and John Carroll High School class of 1963. He then went to Brevard College in North Carolina for two years. In October of 1966 he made the decision to join the US Navy Active Duty for 26 years and then October 1992 until October 1996 for a total of 30 years. He achieved the rank E9 Senior Master Chief. He received several commendations including 3 Bronze stars for Vietnam Service. He served on several ships receiving 4 Bronze Stars for Sea Service. Upon being Honorably Discharged he went to work for the Mass Transit Authority in Los Angeles, California where he worked as an Inspector until 2016 when he retired and then moved back to Birmingham. He has spent last 7 years enjoying his love for making his yard at Doss Ferry in Kimberly beautiful. Preceding Robert in death are his parents: Oscar and Melba Ferry of Birmingham, a brother Charles M. Ferry of High Ridge, Missouri and Piper his beautiful and loving dog. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Gene. Also survived by a brother, John David Martin (Beth),and a sister Julia (Steve). A daughter, Lynn (Stephen)and a son Christian (Cecy)and one grandchild.
A Military Honor Ceremony will be held in his honor on May 10 at 12:00 pm in the center of the Veterans area to the right of the office area. Live video will be on Jefferson Memorial web site.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Lovelady Center here in Birmingham. Fair winds and following seas, my dear brother, I love you brother.