Edwin Leslie "Eddie" Cross, 77, a resident of Kerens, went to be with his Lord and Savior early Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Tuesday, April 28, 1936, at Elkins, a son of the late Emmett Levi and Violet Edna Mayne Cross. Emmett later married the former Mary Esther Harris Cross, who helped to raise the children after Violet's death. On May 21, 1961, at Parsons, he was married to the former Wilda J. Bonner, who survives. They had celebrated 52 years of marriage. Also surviving are three sons, Ernest L. Cross and wife, Jacquelyn S. Franssen Cross; and Emmett F. Cross, all of Kerens; and Kenneth L. Cross and wife, Angie Tucker Cross, of Dunbar; one brother, Arthur L. Cross, of Florida; three sisters, Eleanor L. Semones of Phoenix, Ariz.; Molly M. Jackson and husband, Junior, of East Lynn; and Ella M. "Tiny" Canfield, of Kerens; two grandchildren, Samantha J. Cross Thomas and husband, Chad, of Nutter Fort; Pastor Michael L. Cross and wife, Lynnette Mix Cross, of Elkins; three great-grandchildren, Haley R. Thomas; Lindsy Ketterman; and Kristen Ketterman; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are one brother, Johnny Charles Cross; one infant sister; and one grandson, Mathew R. Cross in 2009.
Edwin Leslie ‘Eddie’ Cross
Ed attended the two-room school at Kerens, and was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1954. He was a veteran of the United States military for 14 years, serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars, had previously worked for seven years for the U.S. Postal Service at Alexandria, Va., and was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. Pastor Michael L. Cross will officiate and cremation will follow. The family would like to thank the Mountain Hospice family for their special care. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com