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Donald Berry

Donny Ray Berry

Friday, July 2nd, 1954 Saturday, March 30th, 2019

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Obituary for Donny Ray Berry

Donald R Berry, 64, known to many as Donny Ray, passed away Friday, March 30, 2019. He was born July 2, 1954, to Delbert and Donetta (Hall) Berry at McConnell AFB in Wichita, KS. Don worked many jobs throughout his life, but his passion was music, having performed with many local bands such as Image, Skaggs and Collins, and most recently Phoenix. He also recorded 2 cd’s in Nashville in the late 1990’s, the self-titled “Donny Ray” and his second “Tell Me Honestly”. Music was his life, and his life was described by his music. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Christopher “Darkpoet” Swank. Don is survived by the love of his life Leesa Shumate; brother Jerry (Connie) Berry; children, Shawn Berry, Misty (Brian) Sealy, Wendy Swank, Loni Valentine, Kylie Berry, Katie (Trevor) Ziegler, and Jon Berry; niece Michelle (Scott) Wondra; and the many loving extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 – 3 PM on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn Blvd, Derby, KS, 67037. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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The Celebration of Life for Donald Berry will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Woodlawn United Methodist Church

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Janet Loghry

I didn't know Donny Ray in his adult life, but knew him thru High School. I'm glad he stayed with his music, and now he is playing with the Angels.
Comment | Posted at 12:06pm via Condolence

Clark Engbrecht

I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of Donny. He was a good man and a kind soul. My prayers of comfort and peace for his family.
Comment | Posted at 10:24am via Condolence

Clay Richmond

I barely knew Donny , Just one music jam for a benefit. I was impressed by his kindness. We spoke for several minutes.I have been fighting my own battle of cancer and we chatted some on FB messenger. Rest in peace Donny.
Comment | Posted at 02:28pm via Condolence

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