Justin Edward Berry, 46, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Houston, Texas. He was born on February 12, 1972, in Houston to Jimmy and Kathy Lynn Carter Berry. Justin graduated in 1990 from Anahuac High School before joining the military. He proudly served his country as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp and received numerous medals and recognition for his service. Justin was proud to be a marine and loved to use the phrase “Semper Fi”. For the past 15 years, he worked as a process operator for Lanxess Corporation in Baytown, Texas.
Justin was a former member of the North Main Baptist Church in Baytown, a member of the American Legion and the Fire Brigade.
Justin was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle Pop, and friend to many. He was a jokester and the life of the party; he was a free spirit with no cares and was always up to doing anything. Justin was dependable and the person to call on for help for any circumstance including capturing a bat in the house. He enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting and fishing with his best bud Ben McClain. But most of all, he loved nothing more than spending time with his family and was most proud of being a grandfather. Justin liked to read and was the fun fact professional of the family. He knew everything and anything that anyone needed to know, just from reading the Bible, the dictionary and encyclopedias, a trivia master of sorts. Justin loved and knew music and was eclectic in his taste. He desired to travel with his family to Costa Rica and snow skiing in the mountains.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Mason Willis, Hunter Brown, Corby Storey, Brian Fields, Jay Oblewski, Peter Fesler, Robby Harper, Marco Davila and Ben McClain. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Joe Brown, Scott Racca, Jakub Lucas, Chance Berry, Cahl McCullough, Parker May, Charlie Henry, Cecil Riggins, Charlie Copeland and Luke Johnson.
Justin was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his father; his daughter Carlie Berry; his uncle Howard Carter; and his aunt Jewel Carter. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children Cassidy Berry, Graci Berry and Chance Berry; his granddaughters Hadlea and Natalie Davila; his mother Kathy Carter; his sisters Penny Brown and husband Ronnie and Ronda Racca and husband Scott; his former wife Candy Berry; numerous nieces and nephews; a great-niece and great-nephew; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue South in Anahuac, with Tom Rose officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.