Curtis 'Doc' Berrey

Wood River | Thursday, February 20 2014

Curtis 'Doc' Berrey, died February 20, 2014 at his home in Florida.He was born July 29, 1933 to the late Robert and Alice (Droege) Berrey in Batchtown, IL.He married Glenda Brewer in 1979.  She survivies.He was a graduate of East Alton-Wood River High School and went on to graduate from Milikin UNiversity and Washington University Dental School.  He practiced over 50 years locally until 2002.  He served in the United States Air Force for 22 years, where he obtained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 1990.He was a pillar in the community serving on various local boards such as Roxana Schooll Board, Lewis and Clark Community Dental Board, and Airport Bank Board.  He was a founding member of a cost free dental clinic for indigent children.He was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wood River.  In his free time, when not traveling with his wife, he loved spending time with his family and was an avid hunter and fisherman.He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his sister, Nina Freeman and a niece, Roberta Freeman.Aside from his wife, he is survived by his children, Robert Berrey, Curtis Berrey, David Berrey, Tiffani (Holder) Cunningham and Rachel (Berrey) Peterson; his brother-in-law, Bill Freeman; twelve grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.Visittion will be held Wednesday evening at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wood River from 4 pm to 8 pm.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 am at the same location.Alton V.F.W. Post 1308 will provide graveside military honors.Memorials can be made to the "Dr. Curtis Berrey Scholarship Trust" or Metro East Lutheran High School.Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.

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