|(Saturday - October 31, 2020) -
George H. Cross, age 81, of Kingsford passed away on Friday, October 30,
at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
George was born December 24, 1938 in Rockingham, North Carolina, son of
the late George and Abbie (McDonald) Cross. He enlisted in the U.S. Army
and proudly served his country for 17 years and was also a Vietnam War
Veteran. George married Marie T. Giuliani of Vulcan on November 18th,
1965. After serving as the Army recruiter in Iron Mountain, George left
the military and later founded Tri-City Alarms in Portsmouth, Virginia,
retiring in 2005. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
3674 in Iron Mountain. George was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed
fishing and playing pool with his sons and watching his grandkids in
He is survived by five children, James Cross of
Portsmouth, Virginia, Debbie (Wes) Copeland of Portsmouth, Keith
(Rhonda) Cross of Quinnesec, Mike (Tina) Cross of Iron Mountain and
Terri (Tim) Bartels of Kingsford: a brother, James (Shirley) Cross of
Virginia Beach; three sisters, Judy (Warren) Holt of Omaha, Nebraska,
Silvia (Shad) Morris of Denton, North Carolina and Carol Jones of
Virginia. He also leaves grandchildren, James, Josh, Nicole, Jesse,
Matthew, Jennifer, Paul, Chris, Troy, Travis, Tyler, Brittany, Michael,
Samantha, Elizabeth, Adam and Amanda, and great grandchildren James
Justice, Katie, Charlotte, Theo, Noah, Jonah, Zoey, Brayden, Kaylee,
Weston and Brantley. In addition, he leaves many wonderful nieces and
nephews and amazing friends from his apartment complex to include his
special friend Sue Miller.
In addition to his parents, George
was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rose Marie Cross and two
sisters, Rosie Chinn and Linda Culpepper.
Visitation will be
held from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 5th at the
Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The
Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 will conduct military honors
at the conclusion of the visitation.
Condolences to the family
of George H. Cross may be expressed online at:
In Lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be made to the
Oscar G. Johnson VAMC voluntary services.
The family has
entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.