OBITUARY

Robert H. Cross

February 25, 1927October 26, 2013
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Robert Harold Cross, 86 of Colorado Springs, Colorado died on October 26, 2013, of natural causes in Yoder, Colorado. He was born in Dooly County, Georgia, on February 25, 1927, to Ernest and Myrtice Cross and was married to Marianne on June 25, 1955.

Robert is survived by Marianne, his wife of 58 years, and his children, Judy (husband, John), Ernest (wife, Mary) and Karl (wife, Judy). His grandchildren are Alicia, Natalie, James, Andrew, Casey and Caleb. His four great-grandchildren are Cailey, Dylan, Blake and Silas. Robert is also survived by his brother, Ernest Edward and sister, Sadie. He is preceded in death by his sister, Joyce.

He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II, then finished his military career in the Army, where he retired as a 1st Sergeant. He also retired from the Postal Service where he worked as a Mailhandler and union steward.

Robert was a devoted husband, father and grandpa and will be greatly missed. He was a member of Holy Apostles Church and was a faithful Christian- an example to all of us who knew him. He had no vices.

There will be a mass at Holy Apostles Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle, on Wednesday, October 30, at 11:00 am to celebrate the life of Robert Cross. Lunch will be provided following the service. The burial will be a private family gathering.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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Terri Ditlow

January 28, 2014

Steve will miss the visits with your dad. He always felt your parents were his second parents. Our thoughts are with you.

November 16, 2013

Bob, We miss you a lot. You were an AWESOME neighbor & we loved getting to know you over the many years that we lived across the street... Scott & Brenda

Caleb Cross

November 2, 2013

He was a great grandfather. Every time I visited him I always had so much fun.

November 1, 2013

Ernie, we are so glad that we got to meet you and to renew our acquaintance with your Dad and meet your Mom. So sorry for your loss and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Junior and Ruth Cross, Unadilla, GA

Frances Smith

October 31, 2013

Judy and Ernie, my heartfelt sympathy to you both. Your dad was a pleasure to work with at the GMF all the years we both worked Tour 3. He was hard-working, friendly and a credit to his craft. I know you two loved him very much and no matter how long we get to have them with us here on this earth, when they pass a great void is left behind. Lifting you up in prayer.

Stephen Michelini

October 31, 2013

Uncle Harold was a kind hearted godly man of great spirit and conviction. He loved his family dearly and was so very proud of his children and various accomplishments. He was an individual who never lost the common touch nor the desire for prosperity. He was a man of the earth who loved it and everything that it produced. He never lost sight of the miracles of land and the careful care that it required to be productive. His mantra was that hard work and dedication through education and determination leads to success. By every measure he was successful and passed that same ethic on to his children and grandchildren as well as his extended family, friends and neighbors. He had a unique since of humor that was always accompanied with a hearty laugh that started somewhere around his toes and carried up though his chest. Uncle Harold was loved by all that he met and was particularly kind to those who were less fortunate. Tough, honest and forthright, rest assured that you never had to guess what his position was on any issue. Well respected and honorable, he and his kind will be missed as there are fewer and fewer of them around any more. God Bless and keep Uncle Harold and family. Steve Michelini

Olivia & Bob Terjesen

October 30, 2013

Bob and I are so happy that we were able to meet and get to know Robert Harold Cross.
Robert Cross will always be remember by us for his love of family, his love of country, and most of all, his love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
May the Lord comfort your family and lift your spirits with the great memories.

Bonnie Broadaway

October 30, 2013

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Harold will be missed.

Ken & Helene De Luca

October 30, 2013

So sorry I didn't get to know him. He sounds like a really great guy. I'm sure he will be sadly missed by close family and his friends. He deserves thanks for his Military service and of course his Postal Service. Ken & Helene De Luca

Glyndia Summers

October 30, 2013

Very well said Earnest made me cry and broke my heart. I sure will miss seeing him . Harold and myself always enjoyed his stay with us when he was in Ga. My Harold was very fond of him. You all will be in my Prayers tomorrow as you say good bye to your special Dad. Tell your sweet Mom I love her and will be praying for her also. God Bless . Love You All ! Glyndia