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Berkeley B. Altman, born April 26, 1928 passed away on June 26, 2023.
He is survived by wife Faye B Altman, sons Berkeley Jr. and Scott Bradley Altman, granddaughters Darby Altman and Ashlyn Altman all of Charlotte, NC.
Berkeley was born in Mullins, S.C. to Dr Dayton S. Altman and Rosa Witherspoon Altman.
He attended the local schools and was a guard on his high school football team. They won the state class B championship in 1944 and 1946.
Berkeley also was an avid golfer and in his prime maintained a scratch handicap. He was the medalist in the Charlotte Amateur Golf Championship in 1978 with a score of 68. He made six holes in one over his career. In addition he was a founding member of the Cedarwood Country Club board of directors and chairman of the membership committee.
In his teens his mother moved the family to Cherry Grove Beach, S.C. after the death of his father, where he lived until he went off to college. He received a BA degree from Belmont Abbey College and later received a graduate degree for Business and Estate Planning from the Life Insurance Marketing Institute at Purdue University. He was also a graduate of the Life Underwriters and Training Council and subsequently taught courses for them for several years.
Berkeley was drafted into the army in 1951. He spent two years in the Korean War and led a heavy weapons squad as a staff sergeant.
He started his insurance career with Lincoln National Life and became a senior supervisor at the Ray King Agency in Charlotte, N.C. Then became regional sales director for Pyramid Life Insurance Company before becoming the managing general agent for Southern Life Insurance Company. Later he formed the Black/ Altman Insurance Agency in Charlotte.
Berkeley and his wife Faye loved the shag dance and he was inducted into the Shaggers Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Living Legends in 1992.
He was an amateur theologian, having studied the Bible all his life. He was a fundamentalist who believed that most of the Scriptures were inspired by God.
Berkeley was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He and his wife Faye had just celebrated their 66th anniversary. Berkeley was loved by all who knew him.
There will be a celebration of his life later in North Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Altman family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.