|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1923|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2005|
BENBROOK — Buford Grady Berry, 81, went home to the Lord, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday in Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.
Memorials: Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 West Ffreeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Buford was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Monroe, La., to Sandell and Lilly Berry. He was the youngest of six children, Gene, Hazel, Lorene, Bernard and Burton.
On Feb. 2, 1945, he married Ouida Mae Neal in Washington state.
Buford graduated from LSU in 1948, following his service in the U.S. Army during World War II. He spent the majority of his professional career in Louisiana and Texas with the Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1985.
Buford spent the next 12 years working with his son, Bubba, at Berry's Boots and Jeans and Western Outfitters. All of the customers knew him as "Papaw." He loved to tell stories and jokes.
The family would like to thank the many members of Crowley Church of Christ. Special thanks to Shirley Long and Amy Skelton for their love and support during Buford's illness.
Buford was loved and will be missed by all.
Survivors: Wife, Ouida Mae Berry of Benbrook; sons, Bruce Berry and wife, Donna, of Missouri City, Gerald "Bubba" Berry and wife, Cathy, of Azle, and Bryan Berry and wife, Judy, of Colleyville; grandchildren, Ashlea, Courtney, Michael, Kim, Patrick, Chad and Nick; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Lorene Berry of Los Angeles, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)
Date: August 9, 2005
Ouida Mae Neal Berry (1925 - 2007)
Married Feb 2, 1945
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Plot: Garden of Rest 38
Created by: Sonja Brumley Vaughn
Record added: Sep 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76294931
Added: Apr. 22, 2015
I was just thinking of my days working at Berry's Boots and Jeans in the early 90s and found this while searching to see if the business was still open. I remember Papaw very fondly. We always had fun when he was in the store.|
Melissa Margaret Abernathy
Added: Oct. 24, 2014
Thank you for your service.|
Sonja Brumley Vaughn
Added: Apr. 17, 2013