Gary Lee Berry, Sr. 68, of Kahoka, formerly of Canton died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the LaBelle Manor Care Center in LaBelle, MO.
He was born August 27, 1947 the son of Elmer Lee and Elizebeth Thompsaphine Blakely Berry in Fairfield, IA.
Gary was an over the road truck driver and drove many miles. Before he retired in 2007 he owned Hickory Hollow Express, and worked at Campbell Trucking, and Drillion Trucking.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and listening to good bands. He loved watching old westerns, many types of music, he would often sit and listen to the radio for hours over watching television. He especially enjoyed going to truck and tractor pulls, dirt track racing and mud boggs. He always enjoyed being around children right up till the end a small child would put a smile on his face. (He was probably thinking how he could spoil them before they went back to their parents.) Always a giving man, he would give the shirt off his back to help someone out.
He is survived by a son, Gary Berry, Jr. of Kahoka, two daughters, Shelia Berry of St. Petersburg, FL and Shelly (Nathan) Ross of Cedar Rapids, IA, seven grandchildren, Bryan Howren, Sydney Howren, Shayla Berry, Sara Childress-McMillion, Triston Cain, Shane Ross and Cheyenne Witt, three great grandchildren, Halo Berry, Daylynn Llyod and Landon McMillion, two brothers, Michael (Donna) Walker of Godfrey, IL and Butch Slocum of West Branch, IA, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation and a gathering of remembrance will be held Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka with the family meeting with friends at that time.
Memorials may be made to the LaBelle Manor Care Center.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com