Otis Berry Sr.

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Otis Berry, Sr. of Whitney passed away December 24, 2021 at the age of 73.

Otis was born in Waco, TX November 2, 1948. He was raised in the Waco area where he met and married his wife, Evelyn. The two were married for 53 years and had two sons. Otis bravely served his country in the United States Marine
Corps for many years, completing two tours of duty to Vietnam.  He loved music and was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps Band. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and spending time on the lake.

Otis was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Nettie Berry; brothers, Walter Hardin and Robert Hardin; and his sister, Martha Berry Spears. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Berry of Whitney; sons, Otis Berry, Jr. and fiancé Arianna Ganci of Whitney; and Christopher Berry Sr., and wife Julie of Gatesville; two brothers, Johnny Berry and Jessie Berry; and two sisters, Lenora Hardin and Annette Berry, all of Waco; seven grandchildren, Christopher Berry, Jr., Totianna Berry and fiancé, Daryl Anderson, Mariah Berry and boyfriend, Matthew Lee, Kolbie Davis, Eli Berry, Jude Berry, and Zane Berry; five great grandchildren, Izayah Wiggins, Isaac Caffee, Cassius Anderson, Faith Anderson and Madelyn Lee; as well as, several nieces and nephews.



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  1. So sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my prayers, may God help you and keep you in your time of need.

    Uncle Louis and family

  2. So sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family.

    Mark & Jamie Wilcox

  3. Please accept our deepest condolences to the whole Berry family. Otis, Sr. will remain in our fondest memories.

    Gayla and John Bradley

  4. Dear Evelyn and Family, It was so many years ago that we all served together back in the 60’s and it was a great reunion we had visiting you both and our trip to D.C. and The Wall. I still have the photos and have shared them with other Marines that knew “Tex” over the years. Just want to say that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers since hearing this news. If you are ever up in the Va. Beach VA area remember you have USMC friends here. Dan and Edda Laino

  5. Praying for your family.
    Love Gladys Bryant Graves

  6. From my family to yours, our heart felt prayers. BE BLESSED

  7. Linda Rose Stanley

    My dear Evelyn,
    Imagine my surprise when my dad’s wife was reading the names of those who had gone on and I heard Otis Berry and said no way. Evelyn, I send much love and may God continue to richly bless and keep you and your family in Jesus name. Amen.

  8. Sam and Dinia Nunn

    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you strength, comfort and peace through this journey.

    When you look to the heavens know that you have an angel watching over you. He will be missed.

  9. Evelyn my heart goes out to you and your family. I’m praying for y’all. Love you guys.

  10. Roy and Robin Benns

    My condolences nephew and niece, you all are in our prayers, RIP Otis, from Uncle Roy and Aunt Robin. May peace and love be lifted on the wings of God spirit. We love you all.

  11. Mary Hyson Hicks

    Evelyn I am so sorry to hear of Otis’s death my heart is heavy for you and Otis may God bless and keep you in his loving arms remember, hold on and Otis RIP

  12. My prayers are for you sorry fir your lose. Otis was a good man

  13. Joseph I’ll be in Junior

    Our condolences to you and family may God be with you keep your head up from the Benns family Joseph and Tonya

  14. Evelyn We are so heart broken to hear of Otis Passing. Our condolences to you and the family. May God Bless ya’ll. RIP My brother.
    Love Tony and Roxanne Fraga

  15. So sorry to read about his passing. I met Mr. Berry when my children were in the H.O.T Young Marines programs. My deepest condolences for the family.

  16. Prayers and my condolences to the family. I worked with
    Otis at Veteran Affairs in Waco Tx . It is very saddened
    to hear about his passing. He was very funny kept me laughing but didn’t play. Spoke alot about family.
    He will be missed dearly.

  17. Delores mcdowell Foster.

    So sorry too hear about. Otis. Your. Classmates are sending prayers. Love you

  18. So sorry for your loss it was so much fun working for you guys. I do apologize for just now reaching out. Prayers that God keeps you strong.

  19. Steve Worthington(Bread)

    Just learned of your passing Otis! Thanks for taking me under your wing back in the day, allowing me to stay in your home with your sister in law Frankie. Continue to RIH and will see you on the other side🙏🏿🙏🏿

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