Age 87 of Bethpage passed away October 3, 2015.
Berchie was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on March 13, 1928. He was a Christian man & a lifetime farmer of the Goldman Sunshine Community & a member of the Shepherds Chapel Church. He was a kind and loving man who gave the greatest bear hugs ever and was also a great provider for his family. His love of flying was known by everyone. Later in life he developed a passion for cooking, gardening and truly loved tending his roses. He touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed, but everyone knows he is now flying in the clouds with the angels.
Preceded in death by parents, Lester & Gertie McCollum; brothers, Charles & Calvin McCollum; sister, Ernestine Owens.
Survived by wife, Peggy Synco McCollum; sons, Berchie M. McCollum, Jr (Gatha), David L. McCollum, Phillip D. McCollum (Elaine) & John D. McCollum (Paula); daughters, Amy McCollum Conyer (Trevor) and Zettie McCollum Jones (Butch); 7 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews & extended family members.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to High Point Hospice for their compassionate care during a very difficult time.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
CRESTVIEW FUNERAL HOME 1623 HWY 109 N GALLATIN TN, 37066 615-452-1943 crestviewfh.com