Carlos Berry, 79, of Henrietta, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 26 at the First Baptist Church of Henrietta with Rev. Randy Osborne, pastor, officiating and Rev. Ken Johanan, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Byers, assisting. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Byers under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.
Mr. Berry was born to Carlos and Edna (Chapman) Berry on April 11, 1935 and was raised in Lamesa. After an outstanding high school athletic career, and receiving several scholarship offer, he chose to attend Hardin-Simmons University to be under the direction of Football Coach Sammy Baugh. Much of Carlos coaching style was influenced by his coach.
While at HSU he met his wife, Linda Moffett and they were married Feb. 1, 1957. After receiving his BBS degree, Carlos remained at HSU for the next five years as part of the coaching staff. In 1962 he chose to enter high school coaching and began this phase of his career at Haskell High School for the next four years. In 1966 he was named head football coach at Henrietta High School where he remained until 1974 when he accepted a position as an assistant football coach and baseball coach at Richland High School in North Richland Hills. In 1982 he became head football and athletic coordinator at Richland High School until 1992 when he was named Birdville ISD Athletic Director. After Retirement in 1996, Carlos and Linda moved to Byers, Texas and in 2010 returned to Henrietta.He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Henrietta.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Margaret Garrett.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Berry of Henrietta; two sons, Dustin Berry and wife Angela of Rockwall, and Charles Berry and wife Carrie of Fort Worth; a brother, Jerry Berry of Lamesa; a sister, Maxine Roberts of Lamesa; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Henrietta Student Scholarship Fund; Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society, 6370 LBJ Freeway, Suite 176, Dallas, Texas 75240; or a charity of your choice.