Wayne Berry Jr.


Wayne C. Berry Jr., 78, of Paris, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was a teacher and coach at Crestwood School.

Following cremation, a funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. A memorial visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov.15, in the gymnasium at Crestwood School.

Mr. Berry was born June 9, 1941, at Olney, the son of Wayne C. Berry Sr. and Bernadine Walser Berry. He married Glenda Jennings June 25, 1961 in Olney, and she survives.

He is also survived by his father, Wayne C. Berry Sr. of Paris; three daughters, Diane Berry (Scott) Slough of Broken Arrow, Okla., Lori Berry (Ralph) Allen of Mt. Pulaski and Darcy Berry (Tim) Keys of Paris; one brother, Robert D. (Donna) Berry of Fenton, Mo.; two sisters, Janette M. (Bill) Van Hoesen of Bethalto, and Barbara K. (John) Berger of Nashville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, Calla Cuff of Broken Arrow, Okla., Caitlin (Trent) Shores of Tulsa, Okla., Francesca Boewe of Broken Arrow, John Tyler Boewe of Tulsa, Hannah Allen, Rachel Allen and Elizabeth Allen, all of Champaign, Ralph Walker Allen of Mt. Pulaski, Dalton (Michael) Doody and her husband Michael of Cisne Park and Tatum Trego of Paris; and six great-grandsons, Ezekiel Cuff, Levi Cuff, Asher Cuff, Isaac Cuff, Rowan Shores and Michael John Doody.

He was preceded in death by his mother and son-in-law, Darrel Bell.

Mr. Berry’s successful career took several teams to the state level and he received the Coach of the Year Award from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association in 1985. An avid outdoorsman, he held memberships in the National Rifle Association, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, White Tails Unlimited and Edgar County Long Beards. He shared this passion with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the International Brick Collectors Association and loved traveling to brick trades across the nation with his wife. He was a tissue and eye donor to Gift Of Hope.

Memorial donations may be made to Edgar County Long Beards for the Jake's Outing or the Coach Wayne Berry Jr. Scholarship Fund, in care of the Edgar County Community Foundation.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.