Robert Dean Berry

March 8, 1933 - March 29, 2022


Robert Dean Berry, 89, of Denison, TX, passed peacefully into the loving arms of his lord Jesus on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Robert was born in Leonard, Texas, on March 8, 1933, to Neil and Annie Berry.

Always a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather to his family, he could be depended on for care, support, comfort, and advice. His warm smile, loving heart, always ready hugs, and deep commitment to those he loved will not be forgotten and he will be greatly missed. Left to cherish his beloved memory is his wife Betty Jackson, his children, Deborah Kay Perry and Kimberly Ann Berry, Of Leonard, TX; his grandchildren, Shawn Michael Giambattista and wife Stephanie, of San Marcus; Autumn Adcock and husband Buddy of Southmayd, TX; Kathryn Amber Perry Borders of Tucson, AZ; Kerensa Marie Perry Matthews of Leonard, TX and his great-grandchildren, Gabe Borders, Lily Lordigyan, Tyler Adcock, Brydon Adcock, Derrick Adcock, Allison Adcock, Sophia Giambattista, Shane Giambattista, Samuel Giambattista, Theodore Matthews and Hope Matthews.

Robert retired from the Richardson Fire Department after nearly 30 years of service to his community. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. He made wonderful friendships with the many who knew him. He always told wonderful stories. He joined the Grove Hill Methodist Church, Pastored by Brother Combs, during a revival when Pastor Greenhaw was preaching in August 1946. Miss Ora of Grove Hill said the church burned down because Bobbie Berry joined the church that day, however, he was able to save the church tabernacle, pews, and piano from damage. He was a member of Waples Methodist Church in Denison, TX, at his passing.

Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Kathryn Record Berry, in 1993; his second wife, Jeannie Burns Berry, in 2007, his son, Robert Douglas Berry, in 2021; his brother, James Berry and wife, Nona Sue in 2021.                  

A Funeral Service will be held at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Leonard Chapel, 701 N. Cedar Street, Leonard, TX on April 1st, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Family will welcome guests at a visitation one hour prior.

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We have had the pleasure of waiting on Mr. Berry at the dealership for several years. During his last visit I helped him with the door to get into his car. I said see you next time! He said thank you and said he was getting older and never know but either way we agreed we would see each other later. He had to be the sweetest man! We became his friends and he would walk around the dealership and give hugs and handshakes and good advice. He will be truly missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Sherri Lamar, May 2, 2022 Dad I will miss you so much there was wonderful things said about you today and you were loved by so very many people I can say without a doubt it was an honor to be your daughter you will always be my hero Kimberly Berry, April 1, 2022 I had the pleasure of working under Chief Berry at the Richardson Fire Department. He was a positive role model and mentor to me as well as a great man. He will be missed. Ed Hotz, April 1, 2022 Bob Berry was a great officer and a kind and understanding person. He was one of my Captains when I entered the Fire service. He was a mentor to many young firefighters including myself and a person I looked up to. The fire service is a pretty stressful job, but he had a way about him that always had a calming affect in the most difficult of situations and brought out your best. He was my Captain, my Chief and my friend who I will greatly miss. Steve Bigelow, April 1, 2022 Robert (Bob) was my Captain for several year and considered friend, my prayers are with you in your loss and sorrow.
Weldon Kirby, April 1, 2022 Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Bob was truly a good man and I always enjoyed visiting with him. His memory will live on because of his years of dedication in the Fire Service and his Masonic work at various Lodges. Rest In Peace my Brother, your work here on Earth is done, go rest in Heaven my friend.
Ricky and Iris Nichols, March 31, 2022 So sorry for your loss. Bob was a kind and loving man. He will be missed. Sharon & Mike Mahan, March 31, 2022 We want to send our deepest sympathy and to say what a wonderful man he was. We were lucky enough to have him & Betty as our neighbors and to have benefitted from his friendship. We will miss him.
Kathy Swecker & Ethel Mae Seiler, March 31, 2022 So very sorry. Condolences to all the family. God bless. My Mom loved Bob and James very much.
Donna Williams Dyer, March 31, 2022