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John Peter Damien Berry

John-Berry-1John Peter Damien Berry, “Pete”, age 66 of Mena, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 2, 2015.   Pete was born July 7, 1949 at home in Mena, Arkansas to Henry Wallace Berry and Mary Jane (Lyle) Berry.

Pete was a Master Electrician by trade and enjoyed the outdoors. Pete loved hunting, fishing, and driving back roads.

Pete is survived by his mother, Mary Jane Berry; wife, Chyrel Berry of Mena, Arkansas; a son, John Kevin Berry and wife Lisa of Yukon, Oklahoma; a daughter, Christy Martinez of San Antonio, Texas; 5 grandchildren, Christopher Vian, Brendan Berry, Coby Martinez, Ashley Martinez, Gaige Martinez; 3 great-grandchildren, 3 stepdaughters, Regena Gentry, Robin White, and Chandra Sharp.

Pete has 9 surviving siblings, Mary Jane Ferrell of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; Hank Berry and Pauline of Mission Viejo, California; Dennis Berry and wife Becky of Benton, Arkansas; Martha Starling and husband Jerry of Chandler, Oklahoma; Angela Ward and husband Lee of San Antonio, Texas; Tim Berry and Dianne of Mena, Arkansas; Connie McMillan and husband Darrell of Ozark, Arkansas; Gabrielle Thrailkill and husband Daniel Sr. of DeQueen, Arkansas; Gemma Fieser and husband Rick of Moline, Illinois, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pete was preceded in death by his father, Henry Berry; a step-father, Joe Correnti Sr.; two stepbrothers, Rev. Joseph Correnti and Vincent Correnti; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Griff Ferrell.

Services are to be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena, Arkansas, Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Pallbearers will be Donny Owens, Christopher Vian, Brendan Berry, Hank Berry, Tim Berry & Dennis Berry. Honorary Pallbearer will be Don Quinn. Viewing will be 9:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church Saturday morning before the service. Pete is to be laid to rest at Mount Gilead Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith. To place an online tribute, go to

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