Albert David Berry Jr. Nov. 3, 1922 ~ April 1, 2013
March 21, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
Albert David Berry Jr., 90, died April 1, 2013 at Kingsland. A.D., as he was known by friends and family, was born on November 3, 1922 in Banquete, Texas to Albert David Sr. and Ora Ella (Quillan) Berry.
A.D. graduated from Banquette High School in 1941. On October 3, 1942, he married Leona Eugenia Reagan. To this union two children Ronald Lynn Berry of New Braunfels and Cheryl Arlene Berry Balko of Kingsland. On February 23, 1943, A.D. joined the Army Air Corp (now U.S. Air Force). He was stationed at Chanute Field Rantoul in Ill.; Salt Lake, Utah; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Kearney Air Force Base at Grand Island, Neb. He was discharged February 20, 1946 at Leavenworth, Kansas. A.D. was an aircraft mechanic. He then went to work after the service as an auto mechanic from 1946 until July of 1949 when he joined the Plomo Oil Company work force. A.D. then went to work for Tennessee Gas Transmission that later became Tenneco Oil Co. A.D. worked himself up from a repairman to plant manager at the LaPorte Texas Plant where he retired February 28, 1985 after 30 years with Tenneco Oil Company. A.D. was a member of LaPorte Masonic Lodge No. 857 in LaPorte and Kingsland Masonic Lodge No. 1424, Kingsland. He received his 50 year service award from the Grand Lodge of Texas on June 30, 2011. He loved to cook, throw get-togethers for the families of the people he worked with at the plants. He liked hunting, photography, bowling, fishing, but his biggest joy came from playing country and western music with his guitars and violins with his friends.
A.D. is survived by a son Ronald (Rita) Berry of New Braunfels, daughter Cheryl A. Berry Balko of Kingsland, grandson David T. and Nichole Redford Berry of Schertz, grandson Dallas Lynn and Maggie Clauser Berry of Marion, Bobby Paul Balko of Marble Falls, step-grandson Dammon R. and Lisa Talk Wears of Marion, great grandchildren Dillion, Kelsey and Cassidy Berry of Schertz, Aurora L. Berry of Marion, and step-grandchildren Bryce T., Conner S., and Kasi F. Wears of Corpus Christi, and Trinity S. Wears of Marion. Numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by his wife Leona, his parents, brother Herbert Berry, sisters Louise (Woodrow) Schroeder, Janie (Mary Jane)(Calvin) Nichols, Claudine (Woodrow) Coward, nephews Larry Berry, Kenneth Schroeder, and ex-daughter-in-law Deanne Davis Berry.
A graveside service will be held at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet County at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. Kingsland Masonic Lodge No.1424 and the Highland Lakes Honor Guard will assist the Rev. Kenneth Flowers officiating. A register may be signed at www.PutnamCares.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Scott & White Healthcare/Hospice/Llano, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematorium, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland. (325)388-0008
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