George Franklin Cross
George Franklin Cross
  • January 19, 1926 - February 27, 2017
  • Harrisonburg, Virginia

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George Franklin Cross, 91, a resident of Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community, died February 27, 2017.

A son of the late George F. and Rebecca Summers Cross, he was born on January 19, 1926 in Washington, DC. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; and graduated from George Washington University. He was a Golden Glove Boxer in the Washington DC Boys Club and also boxed at the University of Virginia.

George retired in 1991 from Veatch-Cross & Coffey, Inc. and also did tax work for A.A.R.P. He was a member of Senior Investment Club and the Methodist Church. He made his home in Charlottesville prior to moving to Harrisonburg more than 20 years ago.

On April 25, 1947, he married Anita M. Cross who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Dennis F. Cross of Weyers Cave, VA, Mark T. Cross of Reno, NV, Kim David Cross of Charlottesville, VA, and Paul C. Cross of Atlanta, GA; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one sister, Betty Kelley, of Harrisonburg. He was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Deal.

His body will be cremated at Lindsey Funeral Home & Crematory.

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