Clarence Edward "Ed" Berrio

March 26, 1936February 22, 2013

Clarence Edward “Ed” Berrio, a Houston resident for 46 years, passed away at the age of 76, on Friday, February 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born in Port Arthur, TX on Thursday, March 26, 1936, the only child of Edward Holden Berrio and Blanche (Reneer) Berrio.

Ed attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, TX and graduated from Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, TX. He attended the University of Texas and graduated from Lamar University with a degree in business. He was employed by Wilson Supply Company that included an overseas assignment in Tripoli, Libya; Intermarine Services (Global Marine); Oilworld Services (Mitchell Energy) and retired in 1992. Ed organized and operated Nations Supply Co, Inc. and retired a second time in 1995.

Ed was a longtime member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston. He was a 50 plus year member of Port Arthur Masonic Lodge #1264 A.F. & A.M., was a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and involved in the Arabia Temple Shrine in Houston. He was a member of the York Rite Commandry #111 in West Columbia, TX, the Knights Temple and received his Super Excellent Master degree, also in West Columbia.

Ed’s professional organizations include: Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Brazoria County Cattleman Association, Brazoria County - FEMA Committee, Brazoria County Urban Rancher and IOADC – Houston, Texas.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 49 ½ years, Ann Shelton Berrio, whom he met in Corpus Christi, TX and married in 1963. Their marriage was blessed with two children who also survive him, son, Jason Edward Berrio and wife Cindy of Lake Jackson, TX; daughter, Phyllis Berrio Sliva and husband Jeff of Wharton, TX and his much loved grandchildren, Austin Berrio of Lake Jackson and 3 year old twins, Zoe and Zachary Sliva.

Funeral services with a Masonic committal under the auspices of Port Arthur Masonic Lodge #1264 A.F. & A.M. will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 25th in the Resurrection Chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Highway, Groves, TX 77619, (409) 962-8448.

A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held in the sanctuary of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay in Houston, at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26th with Rev. Wick Stuckey and Christian Washington officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ed’s name may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.


  • Graveside Service & Interment Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Clarence Edward "Ed" Berrio

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Donald Vlasek

March 3, 2013

Ann, Ed's in a better place. Very sorry! Don

Jason Blewett

February 26, 2013

Ann, Jason & Phyllis:
Ed will be missed. He was one of the best, a real family man who loved you all dearly. I have fond and vivid memories of him, his antics, and his laughter. God bless you all. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Cindy & Glenn Ash

February 26, 2013

Ed has been a good friend for decades and his passing is a big loss to our family. His memory will live with us forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

February 26, 2013

Condolences from your old neighbors,the Malek Family. Ann, Jason and Phyllis we love you and may Ed rest in peace.
Jerry, Matt, Amanda and Megan

Luis De La Garza

February 25, 2013

I never knew Ed but I know the son he raised, Jason. By knowing Jason I know Ed was a good man that raised his family right.

February 25, 2013

My condolences to the Berrio Family.

I understand he was quite a most
kind Gentleman!

I know he was a thoughtful and caring friend to my mother past year or two.

Patrick Wm. Stark Colby

February 25, 2013

He was a wonderful man with the warmest heart. He will be missed by many. Much love to all of you.
Lindy Smith Avila

Laura Deraps

February 25, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Ed always made me laugh.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Susan Carver

February 25, 2013

All of us at Schreiner that knew Ed will miss him very much. He was such a good fellow and I Loved his great sense of humor. Susan Carver

Joyce "Cookie" Hawsey

February 25, 2013

I am so sorry Ed has left us. He was truly a good friend and will always be remembered as one of the greatest guys I have known. God bless you all.