STUART, Fla. — A beloved mailman was honored Friday in Stuart after he died last month.
Calvin Berry, 58, went missing and was later found dead in a Port St. Lucie canal.
He couldn't swim, and his family said his death was ruled an accident.
Downtown business owners where he delivered mail for the last 14 years said Berry's life was marked by kindness.
He not only delivered the mail but also a smile to business owners on the Treasure Coast.
Many who knew him said they considered Berry much more than their mailman and more like family.
To honor Berry, post office delivery trucks held a procession Friday morning for their fellow employee who worked for the United States Postal Service for nearly three decades.
Officers escorted a convey of mail trucks that departed the post office at 10 a.m. and conducted a route starting at Colorado Avenue to the ocean and then dispersed after reaching the courthouse.
Business owners walked outside and lined the streets to watch the procession and honor Berry's life.
"Each one of them was like a family member to him. He loved his co-workers dearly, and anytime any of them had anything going on he was there for them," said Berry's daughter Kerianne Berry.
Members of his family are gracious for the support from the community.
"It's very emotional, and we're very appreciative, just the outpouring of the community," Kerianne Berry said.
Even in his absence, his legacy is living on, delivering smiles and leaving his stamp on the people who knew him.
"It's definitely overwhelming. I didn't know that he impacted so many lives so it was very touching," Berry's daughter Kristine Berry said.