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Anthony Keith "Tony" DeBerry Obituary
MIDLAND Anthony "Tony" Keith DeBerry, 67, of Midland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2011. He was born in Odessa, Texas on May 12, 1944 to the late Vernon and Ruth DeBerry. He attended Odessa High School and Odessa College. Tony served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Midland. For the past thirty-seven years, Tony spent his professional career in the oil and gas industry as a mud engineer which took him to many parts of the country but he regarded the Permian Basin - Midland/Odessa - as home.

Tony is survived by his loving family; wife, Lynda Diane DeBerry of Midland and three stepsons for whom he exhibited much affection; And most significantly, his four children, who were his special pride and joy and the loves of his life: Son, Anthony Clark DeBerry and daughter-in-law Marisela DeBerry of Frisco, TX; Daughters, Jennifer Culbertson, Allison DeBerry and Amanda Dain and son -in- law Jack Dain Jr., all of Albuquerque, NM; His nine grandchildren: five grandsons, Joby Baeza, Tevin Baeza, James Argo, Kevin Argo and Gage Dain and his four granddaughters, Kenzie DeBerry, Rachel Culbertson, Tatum Dain and Zoey Brandt. He is also survived by his two sisters and one brother-in-law with all of whom he shared the deepest of affection: Sister, Lavonne Kay DeBerry of Eden Texas, formerly of Midland and sister, Julia D. Shaver and husband Billy Ed Shaver of China Spring, Texas and their children, Kristi Kwan and Jeremy Shaver and their respective spouses, Aaron and Becky, along with one great niece and three great nephews.

Tony cherished above all else, his immediate and extended family and cared deeply for his friends and close business associates. He had a loving nature and a true heart and rarely ever met a stranger.

A memorial service for Tony will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chris Kutin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that all who are so inclined make a contribution to the Wounded Warriors Project, (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).

Funeral services are under the direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may be emailed to: pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in Odessa American on Jan. 4, 2012
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