Oris Rudolph Berkley Jr., of Oyster Creek, Texas, was born, Tuesday, December 24, 1940 in Timpson, Texas to Lorene (Parker) & Oris Berkley Sr. and passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at his home at the age of 72 years and 7 days. He loved being outdoors fishing, hunting and going to the beach. He also enjoyed bird watching and watching old westerns. He had worked as a painter then became a machinist, working for over 35 years at McGill Maintenance in Freeport. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Diane (Glassford) Berkley; daughters, Cynthia Valdez and her husband Vincent, Cheryl Shriver and her husband Christopher; sons, Daniel Berkley, Michael Berkley and his wife Jessica; grandchildren, Anthony, Kevin & Allison Valdez, Sean Berkley, Jordan Williams, Kaitlyn Hartman, Emalee Berkley; brother, Jack Parker; sisters, Peggy Baggett, Rickie Cortese, Ginger Krampota and numerous nieces and nephews.