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Albert Bryan “Abb” Berryman

Albert Bryan “Abb” Berryman died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27, in Lunn’s Colonial Chapel with Rev. Kile Bateman and Roger Deerinwater officiating. Interment followed at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

Abb was born on Mayy 24, 1026, in Archer County to Boss Bryan and Florence (Thomas) Berryman. He entered the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theater. Following his service, he returned t o Wichita Falls and re-entered the oil business working for Continental EMSCO. Later he started ABB Drilling Company which eventually became ABB Oil Co.

Abb had been a Master Mason and a member of Joseph A. Kemp Lodge No. 1287 for over 50 years. He was also a lifetime member of the Mavericks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Berryman in 1998, two sisters, Irene Shelley and Inez Huffman, and two brothers, Robert Berryman and Ernest “Pete” Berryman.

Survivors include his three children, Ronny Berryman of Katy, Karen Allen and Randy Berryman, both of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Eloise Sutherland of River Oaks, Myrtle Bacon of Archer City, and Mabell LIttell of Oklahoma; three brothers, Claude Berryman of Fluvanna, Buddy Berryman of Iowa Park, and Jerry Berryman of Holliday; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310.

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