Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, April 22, 2013
Completed arrangements are being announced for Harry Thomas Cross, 65, of Union City, who passed away April 18, 2013, at the Obion County Nursing Home.
Services will be Wednesday at noon at Exchange Street Church of Christ, with Graham Q. McGill officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Rawls Funeral Home in Union City.
He was born April 22, 1945, in Union City, the son of the late Earnest Harriss and son and stepson of Janie and Charles Turner. He was the grandson of the late T.C. and Cressie Cross and was married to Faye Cross, who survives.
He attended the former Miles High School, where he was a member of the school’s band as a saxophone player and was a member of the Miles High Tiger’s basketball team. He graduated in 1965 and entered Berklee College of Music in Boston the same year. He earned an associates degree in electronics from Newbern Technical School in 1972 and this training allowed him to own and operate Cross TV Repair business. He served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer and was honorably discharged in 1970.
He is also survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law; Harry and Dana Cross of Honolulu and Andrew and LaToshia Cross of Houston; four grandchildren, Dekeidre Cross of Louisville, Ky., Alexis Cross of San Diego, Aniah Cross of Houston and Denise Cross of Honolulu; four sisters; Charlene Byrd and Janice McGee, both of Ann Arbor, Mich., Genice Parchman of Union City and Margaret McKinney of Jonesboro, Ark.; his brother, Charles Turner of Union City; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Turner.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.