He was born May 27, 1934 in Green County to the late William Alonzo “Lonnie” and Mattie B Wright Cross. James worked for 20 years in the school system in Columbus, Indiana and was also a retired farmer. Before going into the nursing home you would often find James enjoying one of his favorite past times, working in his yard. He was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Campbellsville.
Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by two wives, Elizabeth Curry Cross and Pearl Cross as well as 2 sisters, Ruby Nell Cross and Wanda Jean Cross and one brother Vernon Lee Cross.
He is survived by his wife Margaret Cross of Campbellsville; one daughter, Brenda Gayle Bowers and her husband Roger of Butlerville, IN; two sons, Rick Allen Cross and his wife Betsy and Danny Wayne Cross of Columbus, IN; two sisters, Correll and her husband, William “Fats” Coffey and Elizabeth Coffey, and one brother, Otis Coffey, all of Greensburg, Kentucky; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great great grandchildren also survive. Also surviving is one step-son Donald Davis and his wife Sharon of New Mexico and one step-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with burial to follow in Brookside Cemetery.
The family request visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.