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TREMONT ~ Harold Edgar "Cocky" Cross, 89, of Tremont, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home.

He was born January 20, 1930 in Danvers to Harold Edgar and Ruth (Wells) Cross, Sr., he married Esther L. Bale on August 28, 1973 in Pekin. She died April 6, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents and three children.

Surviving are are his step-children, Michael (Terri) Heaton of Arkansas and Lynn (Greg) Jones of Kentucky; one sister, Connie Cross of Pekin; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Cocky had worked at American Distillery for many years and later worked at Morton Metalcraft.

An avid Chicago Cubs fan, Harold enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing and coon hunting with his dogs. He also enjoyed building and remodeling homes and had a love for animals.

Harold will be remembered best for being a grandpa to everyone who knew him.

His graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Where military rites will be provided by the United States Army and Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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