Hoyt-Berryman, Jr.-Obituary

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Hoyt Newton Berryman, Jr.

Tyler, Texas

Jan 5, 1931 – Sep 22, 2020 (Age 89)


January 5, 1931
September 22, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Hoyt Newton Berryman Jr., 89, of Tyler, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Tyler, Texas and is now at home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Services will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Tyler with Rev. Pike Wisner officiating.  There will be a graveside service following at Rose Hill Cemetery at 2:30 PM.  Visitation will be on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home in Tyler.

Hoyt was born January 5, 1931 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Hoyt Newton and Josephine Howell Berryman. He graduated from Tyler High School and Tyler Commercial College with emphasis in petroleum accounting. Hoyt retired as President of Arcadia Refining Company in 1986 and was a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America where he served as a Vice President. He served for many years on the Board of Directors of Southside Bank.

Hoyt was an active member of First Baptist Church, Tyler where he was ordained a Deacon in 1965. His great heart for missions prompted him to lead volunteer groups to Mexico, Kenya, and Haiti. In Mexico they built churches. In Haiti they dug water wells and in Kenya they built a school and medical clinic. He served for many years on the Los Hermanos de la Frontera Board of Directors which supported the Rio Grande River Ministry.  Hoyt loved Timberline Baptist Camp where he served several terms on the Board of Directors and led groups to construct many of the buildings. He was a member of Sons of the American Revolution.

Hoyt was a loving husband and father. He was “Poppa Bud” to his adoring grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hoyt is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Love Hayley Berryman of Tyler; sister and husband, Sandy and Geary Allen of Dallas, their daughters Andrea and Kimberly; son and wife, Leslie and Barbara Berryman of Troup, their children, Lee, Michelle, and Ben; daughter and husband, Marinda “Mindy” and Robert Watson of  Flint, their daughters, Hayley and Holly; 8 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Holiday Hayley of Tyler and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family expresses our thanks to Prestige Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care for their loving care of Hoyt in his last years. Memorial gifts can be made to the Building Fund/Together We Worship at First Baptist Church Tyler, Texas.

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Hoyt was one of the most influential persons in my life. The years I spent at Arcadia were invaluable because of Hoyt and the wonderful people he hired that I got to learn from. So thankful I was blessed to spend those years at Arcadia. My condolences to his family.

Our condolences to the family as you celebrate a life well-lived. So appreciated his support of River Ministry when I was a student in summer missions. May you know God's comfort and peace.

I have fond memories of Hoyt from meetings of the Smith County Historical Society. He was always smiling and happy and ready to tease and joke. It was a pleasure to know him.

To my cousin Mary Love. I just learned of Hoyt’s passing as I was reading some family history this evening. He is joining my father, CC Hayley, in heaven where they can share their River Ministry experiences. My heart goes out to your family at this time.

My condolences to Mr. Hoyt’s family. I had the privilege of working with Hoyt at Arcadia Refining as a receptionist. He was a pleasure to work with. He gave me the nickname “Pearl”, never knew why. When I think of him that’s what always comes to mind! My prayers to each of you during this time.

Connie. Vandergriff Helms

Prayers to the family in the loss of such a good man. He was a joy to know and work with.

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To the Berryman Family, With Deepest Sympathy. What a wonderful person & such a great Christian, that lived his life that way.

Hoyt was such a strong Christian man who lived out his faith, had a wonderful sense of humor and most of all, followed a calling to use his gifts in other lands for the Lord, giving many others he took with him the experience, that, I'm sure, changed their lives. I am praying for the family as they feel the loss, yet rejoice in his seeing his Lord face to face.