Thurlo Buddy Berry Jr., 72, of Jonesboro, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Monette on April 7, 1931. He was retired owner of Tupperware distributorship covering the state of Mississippi, and was a member of Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro. He had lived in Jonesboro 10 years formerly of Jackson, Miss, Dallas, Texas, and Monette. He was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. and member of the American Audubon Society, qualified for Eagle Scout, member of Gold Wing Road Rider's Association Chapter D, Jonesboro, and was a Mason, member of Tupperware Distributors Alumni Association, former board member of Craighead Historical Society, and member of Sharp County Historical Society.
Survivors include his wife, Glenna Lee Campbell Berry, of the home; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Berry Perkins of Jackson, Miss., and Rebecca Karen Berry Anaya of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Joe Thomas Berry, of Mesquite, Texas, and a sister, Carolyn Elizabeth Berry Sockwell, of Jonesboro; and a grandson, Thurlo Timothy Berry of Jonesboro; three nephews, Jason Sockwell of Jonesboro, Kevin and Kirk Berry of Dallas, Texas, and two nieces, Vickie Berry Buck of Memphis Tenn., and Chelsea Wilkes of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Thurlo Buddy Berry, Sr., and Mabel Elizabeth Masner Berry, and a grandson, Jonathan Phillips Perkins.
The funeral was held at the Southwest Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Dr. Jimmy Adcock officiating. Burial was in the Monette Cemetery.
Pallbearers were member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter D, Jonesboro, Don Smith, Denzil Smith, Charles Scott, Jerry Meyers, Larry Davis and Ron Hagen.
Gregg Funeral Home of Monette was in charge of arrangement.