Tony Richard Berry, Sr.April 16, 1937 ~ April 13, 2020 (age 82)
Tony Richard Berry, Sr, 82, of Crosby, Texas, formerly of Crossett, passed away on April 13, 2020. He was born on April 16, 1937, to his parents, Tony Dee and Cynthia Dozier Berry. He was born and raised in Strong, Arkansas, and after high school began a long and lucrative career with the railroad. For two years, he worked for the Rock Island Railroad and later for the Ashley Drew & Northern Railway Co. as a brakeman, a conductor, and eventually retiring as an engineer.
Tony loved to camp, fish, and spend time with his family.
He was a die-hard Nascar fan and enjoyed traveling and attending races with his wife, Martha. He was a kind man with a gentle giving spirit and someone who could always be counted on by family or friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of fifty-one years, Martha Jo Freeman Berry; and one sister, Joyce Yeager.
He is survived by two daughters, Belinda Berry of Reseda, CA and Kathy Thomas and husband, David, of Melbourne, AR; one son, Tony Berry, Jr. and wife, Winnie, of Crosby, TX; a brother, Ronnie Berry of Strong, AR; and one sister, Sonja Mathews and husband, Harold, of Dollar Junction, AR; along with seven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
A private family Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 17th, at the Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating, under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Honorary Pallbearers are Ronnie Berry, Harold Mathews, Thomas Glen Childers, Jackie Burchfield, Johnny Seach, Doug Fitzgerald, Ricky Daniels, Glen Sivils, and Mike Smith. (The physical attendance of the honorary pallbearers is not required).
Anyone interested in remotely attending the service may go to the Medders Funeral Home Facebook page and view the service via live stream at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, we are limiting ALL gatherings to a total of 10. I apologize for the inconvenience; however, it is not only for the safety of the family we are serving and our staff, but for you and your family’s safety as well.