Press Berry Jr., 91, of Cape Girardeau passed away at his home on Monday, July 6, 2020.
He was born January 3, 1929 in Charleston, Missouri, son of Press and Crystal Reno Berry Sr. He and Martha Kay Hartmann were married October 4, 2008.
Press enlisted in the United States Army after college and was honorably discharged in Aug. of 1953. He attended Southeast Missouri State University where he played football for two years, he transferred to the University of Louisiana formerly known as Northeast Louisiana State College where he also played football and received a degree in Health and Physical Education. He was a teacher and coach in schools in Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois. He retired from Murphysboro Township High School Unit 186 as the Football Coach. Press and Martha were members at Zion United Methodist Church at Gordonville.
Loving survivors include his wife, Martha Berry of Cape Girardeau; son, Michael Berry Sr. of Marion, Illinois, grandson, Michael Berry Jr., and great grandson Michael Joseph Berry; son, Tim (Tina) Berry of Murphysboro, Illinois, granddaughter, Angela (Mark) Albertini, great grandchildren, Anthony, Andrew, Sophia, and Alexander, grandson, Seth (Madison) Berry and great grandchildren, Berkley and Monroe; and a daughter, Dana Lynn (Eddie) Seay of Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Cladis Lee “Bob” Berry, Wilford Berry and Edith Berry Lee.
The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville, with the Rev. Scott Griffin officiating. The public will be seated in the Fellowship Hall for the services, which will be simulcast thru Zion UMC Facebook Live. You may access the recording by going to www.ziongordonville.com, then select resources, then click on Press Berry.
Private interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff at Southeast Hospice for their loving care.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund or Southeast Hospice.
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Zion United Methodist Cemetery - Gordonville
3652 State Highway Z, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
#10 Doctors' Park, Cape Girardeau MO 63703