Tommy Joe Berry (February 13th, 1947 - May 24th, 2023) died at 76 years of age in his home in Littleton, Colorado on May 24th, 2023 with his wife at his side. He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois to John Willis and Mae Berry. He grew up travelling with his parents between Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida; following the thoroughbred horse racing circuit; father being a jockey/horse trainer. His family established a home in Hialeah, Florida, a suburb outside of Miami, eventually moving to Ocala, Florida. He enlisted into the United States Air Force straight from High school. He serviced 6 years in the United States Air Force with 2 tours in Vietnam. He very much enjoyed his military life. He found his way to Littleton, Colorado in the early 80’s; meeting Charlotte in 1984 and married in July of 1987.
He was the sweetest man on earth; loving his dogs, his home, his friends and his wife. He had a huge heart of gold to share with everyone! He was creative, artistic, and very articulate. His sense of humor was unique to say the least. He enjoyed being a pilot, flying and building radio-controlled model airplanes, building cars (hot rods) from scratch winning many awards and trophies. He loved his friends and family deeply and always enjoyed being around people. He was the life of the party. Tom was described as a very “special” man; a man of many talents. He will be greatly missed and remembered by all who knew him. He lived a wonderful and fulfilling life.
Tom had a saying about life;“If you are going to have a party, you have to pay the band”
He had a party his entire life, 76 years; as he seen it; but now he is“Paying the Band”
Funeral Services will be at Ft. Logan on June 16th at 12:15. Staging area "C ". His internment will be with military honors. Please plan on gathering at Staging Area "C" at noon. We will await a representative from Fort Logan National Cemetery to lead us to the shelter for the service.
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