George S. Berry

George S. Berry

Tolar, Hood County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Jul 1955 (aged 56)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
Plot Section E
Memorial ID 8570942 · View Source
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He was injured near Jacksboro when his car skidded on a wet road and struck an embankment.

He was Young County Attorney, Young County District Attorney, State Commander of the American Legion.

Survived by his wife; one son - George; one daughter - Mrs. Forrest Burnham of Graham; three brothers - Luther Berry, W.D. Berry and Robert Berrry; one sister - Mrs. Julia Watkins; two grandchildren.

George S. Berry, 56, State Representative from Lubbock County passed away in Seton Hospital in Austin after two major operations attempting to correct internal injuries received from an auto accident near Jacksboro on 20 May 1955.

George S. Berry married Velma Weileman on 31 May 1927 at Graham, Texas.

Born at Tolar, Texas, he attended school there and Fort Worth. Mr. Berry attended TCU and finished law school at Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee. He started practicing law in Newcastle, Texas from 1923-1924. Mr. Berry served one term as mayor of Newcastle during which time many city improvements were made. Mr. Berry moved to Graham in 1924 and then to Lubbock in 1929 where he opened law offices.

In 1947-1948, he served as Department Commander of Texas of the American Legion. He was a devoted father. Mr. Berry was an active member of First Baptist Church of Lubbock where he served as deacon and member of the Board of Trustees. He taught Sunday School classes for man years. Mr. Berry was an active member of the Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias and the local and Texas Bar Association.

Pallbearers included the Governor of Texas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and members of the 54th Legislature.

Mr. Berry was serving his second term in the Texas Legislature.

Services were held at First Baptist Church at Lubbock with Rev. Young Tucker, Rev. Ira Harrison and Dr. Norval Young officiating.

Survived by one daughter - Mrs. Ludonna Jane Burnham; one son - George William Berry; two grandsons; one sister - Mrs. Julia Watkins; three brothers - W.D. Berry, R.D. Berry and A.L. Berry.

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