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Charles Scott Berry, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, joined our Lord in Heaven on April 11th, 2022, at the age of 70. He was born in Midland, Texas to Calvin and Dorothy Berry on March 16th, 1952. He spent his childhood growing up in Seminole, Texas with his parents and six brothers and sisters.
Charles married Cynthia McDonald in 1971, to which he shared a life with for 12 years. He served as an Airman 1st Class Crew Chief on C130 air cargo planes when he joined the Air Force in 1972. He was stationed in San Antonio and Wichita Falls. While stationed in Arkansas, their oldest daughter, Jennifer, was born. He was stationed in Germany for a year before being transferred to Alaska, where their middle daughter, Mandi, was born. He later was transferred back to Abilene, Texas, where he was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1976. Charles then returned his family back to his hometown of Seminole, Texas, where they had their youngest daughter, Tansie. Charles moved his family to Andrews, Texas and started his career at Exxon Mobile in 1982. In 1983, Charles became a single father and although, it was difficult, he found great joy and honor in being a single dad before it was fashionable. He dedicated his life to providing a stable home and a solid role model to his three daughters.
Charles met the love of his life, Lynn Wahl Dunaway in 1998. He soon left Andrews, Texas and moved to Hobbs, NM. Charles and Lynn married in 2003. He was then blessed with a blended family with Jessica, Derick, Daniel, and Darren, whom he helped raise as his own. Charles and Lynn have built a life together in Hobbs for the past 22 years, where he has served as an active member of his community. He and Lynn were members of First United Methodist Church in Hobbs.
Charles retired with Exxon Mobile in 2010 after 27 years of service. His retirement didn’t last long due to him not being able to be idle. He spent the next 7 years working for EOG before he retired for the last time.
Charles was known to have an incredible sense of humor, an uplifting spirit and always was willing to offer a helping hand. Charles’ hobbies included spending time with his family, traveling, camping in his RV, and playing the slot machines on occasion. If asked, his wife and children would say one of his biggest joys in life was being a Papa to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Dorothy Berry, his brothers Dewayne Berry, Brent Berry and Don Berry, his sister, Lisa Berry, and stepson Derick Dunaway. He is survived by his wife Lynn Berry, his oldest daughter, Jennifer Emery, her husband, James of Florida, and children Brandon Rhodes of Ft. Worth, and Chloe Rhodes of California; his second eldest daughter, Mandi Ellison, her husband, Charlie of Ft. Worth, their children Dalton Ellison of Kansas, Andrew Ellison of Ft. Worth, and Wade Ellison of Ft. Worth; his youngest daughter, Tansie Stewart, her husband, Scott of Ft. Worth, children Andrew Stewart, his wife, Samantha of Michigan, Jordan Stewart, his wife, Danielle of Ft. Worth, McKynzie Berry of Washington, Olivia Stewart of Ft. Worth, Matthew Stewart of Michigan, and McKenna Simpson of Ft Worth; his stepdaughter Jessica Garcia, her husband, Marvin, and their daughters Sierra Garcia and Kylie Garcia of Albuquerque; his stepson Daniel Dunaway, his wife, Amanda, children Ashlyn Salazar, Boston Dunaway, Ramzee Dunaway of Hobbs, NM; and his youngest stepson, Darren Dunaway of Hobbs, NM, and five great- grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous extended family members, including brother, sisters-in-law, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Charles was dearly loved and respected by everyone that met him. He was a man of honor, pride, love, and loyalty. He has left a great void in those he left behind, but his memory will live on in our hearts forever.
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