He was a member of Charity Baptist Church and a retiree of Duracel with 16 years of service. He was a former member of the United Auto Workers Union while employed at Bendix Corporation.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Taylor Cross; parents, Harrison Jacob Cross and Annie Ethel Yates Cross; and two brothers: C.L. Cross and Steven Cross.
He is survived by one daughter, Sue Cross and Dwayne Tegels of Cleveland; two sons and daughters-in-law: Vernon Cross and wife, Joan, of Old Fort and Preston Cross and wife, Tammie, of Cleveland; seven grandchildren: Patrick Cross and wife, Sherry, Brandi Alexis Cross, Jessica Davenport and husband, Justin, Dustin Kilgore and wife, Natalie, all of Cleveland, Jack Cross and wife, Kelly, Michael Cross and wife, Karen, and Myles Powell, all of Old Fort; 12 great-grandchildren: Logan Cross, Lyndsey Cross, Ben Cross, Angelina Cross, Jayden Cross, Gavin Cross, Hunter Kilgore, Brook Kilgore, Gracie Kilgore, Abbi Kilgore, Kayla Davenport and Alyssa Davenport; three brothers: Hurby Cross, Kenneth Cross and David Cross; five sisters: Alice Lamb, Irene Osborn, Jessie Wollard, Wilma Barber and Luese Comp; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastors Johnny Smith and Roger Watkins officiating.
Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Cross family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.