Joshua Lee Berney, 31, went to the Lord on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his home in Palmyra, Mo.
He was born Dec. 8, 1987, to Christopher Berney and Lynn Dooley in Moberly, Mo.
In 2012, he married Elizabeth Byrd and to this union, his son, Kyler Wayne Berney, was born. Josh adored his son.
Josh attended St. Pius and Westran Schools, graduating from Westran in 2006. He studied turf management at Linn State Technical College and following that, he worked at several golf courses.
He was a member of the Westran Ramblers 4-H Club which began his interest in shooting sports, mainly archery. As a member of the Missouri 4-H archery team he participated in the 2002 4-H Shooting Sports Nationals at the N.R.A. Whittington Center in Raton, N.M.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where as a teen he joined the bell choir.
Josh was a people pleaser and he made friends wherever he went.
He followed Nebraska Cornhusker football and other spectator sports. Josh enjoyed golfing, fishing (particularly for trout), archery (in which he won many trophies) and spending time with family and friends. He especially loved being with his fiancée, Samantha Brown, his son, Kyler, and his stepson, Erik.
Josh is survived by his parents, Gary and Karen Hunt, Moberly; fiancée, Samantha Brown, Palmyra; son, Kyler Berney, Jefferson City, Mo.; stepson, Erik Fender, Palmyra; family members, Chris Berney, Forrest City, Ark.; James Berney (fiancée, Tonya Roddy), Holts Summit, Mo.; Doug Berney (Vicki), Kansas City, Kan.; Theresa Hyatt (Stephen), Moberly; Stacey Ingersoll, Moberly; and Lindsey Overfelt (Matt), Moberly; nieces; nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents, Lumir and Lillian Cerveny.
A celebration of Josh’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home, Moberly. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. An inurnment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Pathway Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 367, Moberly, Mo 65270 to establish a scholarship fund for Kyler Berney.
Condolences may be expressed online by “lighting a lantern” at www.pathwaymemorial.com.