Thomas Pat Berry
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Thomas Edgar Berry was born in Hill County, Texas on March 21, 1934 to Cecil Walker Berry and Irene Henderson. When less than a year old, in early 1935, he moved to Crosby County with his parents and one older sister, Helen Marie, and a brother, Donald Henderson Berry.

Thomas "Pat" started to Leatherwood School in 1941 and graduated from the 8th grade and started to Crosbyton High School in 1947. He graduated from high school in 1951 and farmed for Arvis E. Moore in Broadway community for three years, working in the fall at Broadway Gin for C. F. Flemins. Pat began work in Citizens National Bank, Crosbyton, under Russell McCurdy October 25, 1955 as bookkeeper. He became assistant cashier in 1958, cashier in 1968 and vice-president and cashier in 1977.

Pat married Mary Beth Littlefield May 4, 1958 in First Methodist Church in Crosbyton. Pat and Mary have three children and one grandchild. Mary Patricia (Mrs. Joe Ballard) was born March 24 and has one son, Jeremy Dale Ballard, born June 5. John Thomas Berry was born July 14, and Pamela Jane Berry was born October 14.

Pat has been active in First Methodist Church as treasurer, Chamber of Commerce as director for two terms, Quarterback Club as secretary-treasurer, Salvation Army as treasurer for about 20 years and in 1977 became chairman, served as president of Sportsman Club in 1975 and as president of the local C. B. Club in 1976. Pat is also active in Crosbyton Lions Club and Crosbyton Boy Scouts.

Crosby County History Book, 1876-1977

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CROSBYTON (Special) - Services for Pat Berry, 59, of Austin will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Crosbyton First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby Rine, a retired Baptist minister from Idalou, officiating.

Burial will be in Crosbyton Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home.

Berry died at 12:34 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1993, at his residence.

He was born on March 21, 1934, in Whitney. He married Mary Beth Littlefield on May 4, 1958, in Crosbyton. He worked for the Salvation Army in Crosbyton and for Citizens National Bank. He worked for Strawberry Inspection Service, Security Systems, Cable Max and Lake Travis School District. He moved to Austin in 1987.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John of Crosbyton; two daughters, Pattie Neagle of Conroe and Pam Berry of Austin; four brothers, Donnie of McAdoo, Glen of Charleston, S.C., and Marshall and Jim, both of Lubbock; and a sister, Betty Daniel of Lake Proctor.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal, December 25, 1993
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

Mary Beth Berry Thornhill, 75, of Lorenzo, formerly of Crosbyton, died July 27, 2013, in Lubbock. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Crosbyton. Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.

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