Ken Berry, best known for the television audience for his work on F Troop Mayberry R.F.D. and Mama’s family has died at the age of 85. A cause of death has not been disclosed.
Berry’s death was first announced by her former wife, actress Jackie Joseph, in a Facebook post on Saturday. She later acknowledged the outbreak of “love and gratitude”, expressed by late actors friends and admirers, and shared a photo of Berry and his partner for the last 26 years, Susie Walsh:
In addition to Joseph, Berry’s former F Troop costar, Larry Storch (Randolph Agarn), praised his late friend:
Berry’s breakout roll came when he was made as Capt. Wilton Parmenter in F Troop which ran from 1965-1967. Then he appeared in four episodes of The Andy Griffith Show as Sam Jones, then starred in Spinoff Mayberry R.F.D. which was aired 1968-1971. He later continued to Vinton Harper in Carol Burnett Show Spinoff Mama’s Family who ran 1983-1990.
Before F Troop Berry had a recurring role as Dr. John Kapish on the medical drama Dr. Kildare . Additional TV credits included episodes of Dick Van Dyke Show, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island and The Golden Girls.