Posted on: February 27, 2018
Dr. Berryman Voss Neal passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 4, 2018.
Voss was born on July 13, 1929 to Dr. John J. Neal, Sr. and Lillie Mae Voss Neal in Danville, VA. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Dr. John J. Neal, Jr.
He graduated from Washington and Lee University, the University of Virginia Medical School, and did an internship at Cincinnati General Hospital. He was a Navy lieutenant stationed in Okinawa, Japan and Charleston, South Carolina. Following his discharge, he served on the Grace Line as a ship’s surgeon. He then went on to complete his dermatology residency at the University of Virginia.
For 34 years, he practiced medicine as a board certified dermatologist in Newport News, Va., and was a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Medical Society of Virginia and Newport News Medical Society. He served on the boards of the Peninsula YMCA and the Virginia Living Museum.
His passions were his practice, gardening, traveling, reading and taking long walks beside the ocean on the Outer Banks. As a master gardener, he sowed the seeds of brilliant yellow coreopsis along the Noland Trail at the Mariners’ Museum and Park to brighten the walk for many years. Voss was a kind, patient and loving husband, father and grandfather, a true southern gentleman who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Frances S. Neal, his son, daughter, grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and other family members.