Bill Cross, son of the late Orville Cross and Martha Matthews Cross Riggs, was born on July 13, 1937, in Holcomb, Mo., and departed this life on Dec. 25, 2011 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 74 years, five months and 12 days. Bill married Jill Nelson on Dec. 7, 1974.
Survivors include his wife, Jill Cross, of Holcomb; one daughter, Brook Walters, of White Oak, Mo.; three grandsons, Garrett Young, Gavin Merritt and Nathaniel Cross; one brother, Ron Cross, of Holcomb, and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Tony Cross.
He was of Holcomb, and served in the United States Navy.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Wednesday, Dec. 28, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Kenny Burns officiating.
Burial was in Pine City Cemetery in Holcomb.
Pallbearers were Bob Merritt, Garrett Young, Dustin Houart, Tony Houart, Guadalupe Guijarro, and Brad Robinson.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.
McDaniel Funeral Service in Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.