Max Dewayne Berry – age 81 of Gallatin, MO passed away Wednesday morning, September 6, 2023, at his home in Gallatin. Max was born on April 1, 1942, the only child of George and Myrtle (Burrell) Berry in Harrison County, MO. He was a 1960 graduate of Jameson High School. After graduation, he joined the Army Reserves, serving for six years. Max married Beverly Hughs on October 3rd, 1964, at the Gallatin First Baptist Church, sharing almost 59 years together. In addition to being a farmer for 30+ years, Max was a funeral director for Bram Funeral Home in Gallatin. He worked for and retired as a truck driver for UPS Freight. Until his passing, Max drove a school bus for the Gallatin School District. Max was a member and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Gallatin and most recently, the Coffey Baptist Church. Max loved the Lord and he cherished his family. He always said he was blessed to have his family living so close to him. Max had a good sense of humor and always had a smile on his face. He liked John Deere tractors and classic cars. He was a good mechanic and passed it on to his sons, enjoying watching them work on vehicles in the shop. Max will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.
Max was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Anthony Howard and grandson-in-law, Jonathon Hostetter. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, Gallatin, MO; children, Belinda Cameron (Charles) of Gallatin, MO, Nichelle Cameron (Charley) of Gallatin, MO, Stacey Cameron (Rodney) of Gallatin, MO, Stephen Berry (Nikki) of Gallatin, MO, and Philip Berry of Gallatin, MO; grandchildren, Ashley (Jonathan), Christopher, Kylie, Harris, Tahler (Blake), Shelby (Cody), Sydney, George, Jameson, Jackson, Josie, Colton, Avery; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Huxley; two additional great-grandchildren on the way; also two cousins, Mary (Sherman) Ball, Montana, and Larry (Cathy) Burrell, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Grand River Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Private family graveside services at Grand River Cemetery, Jameson, MO. Friends may call from 11 AM to 5 PM, Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. (660) 663-2117. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com