OBITUARY

Anthony "Butch" David Berry

December 6, 1961January 31, 2019
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Anthony David "Butch" Berry, age 57, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2019 surrounded by his family and loved ones. Butch received his BS Degree in Criminology from Florida State University where he became a lifelong Seminole fan. He earned his JD from Cumberland School of Law. Butch was a well-respected and well-loved attorney in Jacksonville, Florida where he began his legal career as a prosecutor before becoming a criminal defense lawyer dedicated to making sure his clients received the absolute best representation they could get. Those that knew him, however, know that his generosity and eagerness to always lend a hand was not reserved just for his clients. Butch had a heart of gold and consistently wanted to help those in his life in any way he knew how. Outside of the law, there was perhaps nothing that he enjoyed more than a good round of golf with his buddies. His family will remember him as the absolute best husband and father who was always there to be a mentor, provider, and comedian whenever needed.

He is survived by his wife Tina, his two children Walker and Caylen, as well as his mother Jonalyn, his brothers Ron and Scott, his sisters Karen and Kandee, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored. He is predeceased by his father Cecil, his brother Steve, grandmother and grandfather Ethelyn Walker and J.D. Walker. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 4, 2019 in Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Legacy Lodge 1601 Oaklawn Place, Jacksonville, FL 32207. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Legacy Lodge, followed by interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 737-7171.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, February 5, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial to follow the Service
REMEMBERING

Anthony "Butch" David Berry

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Hannah Foster

February 5, 2019

It was my privilege to be Butch's high school guidance counselor. Even after all these years, I remember him as smart, witty, and totally engaged in all he did. I enjoyed working with him, but I most remember our conversations at lunch (I had lunch duty and circled his way while on duty) where we talked about school activities, his progress on his FFA projects, and a smattering of plans for the future thrown in for good measure. He had that unique ability to talk with children, age-alike peers, and elders--all the while making us feel that there was no one to whom he would rather be speaking!!! I suspect this characteristic served him in good stead in both his personal and professional lives. I send heartfelt prayers for comfort to his wife, children, mother, brothers, sisters, and extended family.

Lisa Tincher

February 3, 2019

I met Butch 26 years ago through a mutual friend (Jerry Dixon) Since the very moment we met, he was one of the most kind and generous people I know. Has always been there for me anytime I needed (as a friend & legally) I will miss you very much Butch! R.I.P. my good friend!

Amy and Casey O'Hanrahan

February 2, 2019

Butch was a dear friend and also the BEST crimnal defence lawyer in Jacksonville ! Our 30 plus years of knowing him professionally and personally was an honor ! Our hearts go out to his children and his wife, Tina in thier time of need ...he will be sorely missed . God Bless you all .

JoAnn Farley

February 2, 2019

Butch and I go back a long way with me signing him in at the State Attorney's Office. Fast forward to many years later when he married my sister, Tina Cook Berry and became my sweet brother-in-law. I have always respected and admired Butch as a lawyer and also as a human being. Butch was such a thoughtful and kind person and helped so many people. I loved Butch and will miss him so much. I will miss his phone calls and his many stories that he would tell. The legal profession has lost one of the best. Rest high upon that mountain my sweet and dear brother-in-law and friend. I will never forget you.

Rhonda Peoples-Waters

February 2, 2019

I shall remember Butch's free spirit and commanding presence in court. He is
well- respected because of his care of people. Prayers.

Mike and Tracy Yuro

February 1, 2019

Our hearts are so heavy. Butch was such a loving, giving, gentle soul. He did NOT pass judgment or show any type of opinions. He was such a LOVING, compassionate, forgiving spirit! You couldn’t help but be drawn to his protective manor. Our family is so empty and sad.
Butch... we love you and always will

Carole Conrique

February 1, 2019

Mr Berry represented my Son and I never trusted Anyone more as an atty than him. He never passed judgement on anyone regardless of their situation and he wasn’t one to run from a challenge and gave it everything he had. I appreciate all of his hard work and honesty. God Bless all of his Family and Friends mourning the loss of this Wonderful Man. See you in Heaven one day my friend .

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Biography

Anthony David "Butch" Berry, age 57, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2019 surrounded by his family and loved ones. Butch received his BS Degree in Criminology from Florida State University where he became a lifelong Seminole fan. He earned his JD from Cumberland School of Law. Butch was a well-respected and well-loved attorney in Jacksonville, Florida where he began his legal career as a prosecutor before becoming a criminal defense lawyer dedicated to making sure his clients received the absolute best representation they could get. Those that knew him, however, know that his generosity and eagerness to always lend a hand was not reserved just for his clients. Butch had a heart of gold and consistently wanted to help those in his life in any way he knew how. Outside of the law, there was perhaps nothing that he enjoyed more than a good round of golf with his buddies. His family will remember him as the absolute best husband and father who was always there to be a mentor, provider, and comedian whenever needed.

He is survived by his wife, Tina; his two children, Walker and Caylen; as well as his mother, Jonalyn; his brothers, Ron and Scott and numerous nieces and nephews, whom he adored. He is predeceased by his father Cecil, and his brother Steve.