OBITUARY

SHELTON CROSS JR

June 15, 1922July 7, 2019

97-year-old Shelton Cross Jr was with his family as he passed away. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Catherine, of 64 years, his parents, Shelton & Odethel Cross and his brother, Bolls Cross. He was born June 1922 in Prescott, AR and he graduated from Camden High School in 1940. At 18, he joined the US Army Air Corps, before World War II broke out. He spent just over seven years serving state-side. He was a Quilt of Valor recipient. He ran Cross Appliance in Camden, AR. He founded the Back of the Bus Razorback booster club. He retired in 1985 as a federal employee. He is survived by his only child, Selena Clements, three grandchildren, Christi (Chris) Nolte, Natilie (Shawn) Wooldridge and Amber (Jeremy) Fore, and eight great-grandchildren Catherine, Chloe Nolte; Macie, Emma, Brooke, Lexi Wooldridge; Jacob, Maddie Fore. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Fairview Baptist Church, Hensley, AR at 2 p.m. Sunday 07/14/2019. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Hospice Home Care Foundation.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Bobby and Mary Gay

July 13, 2019

Sally, Amber and all the family, we are thinking of you all at this time. Bob and Mary

Karen Lingo

July 9, 2019

I was so sorry to hear about Shelton. I have so many wonderful memories of going to watch the Hogs with the Back of the Bus Razorbackers. Cathy and Shelton were always so gracious. Occasionally before a trip they would invite me to stay in their Razorback bedroom. We had a good time making scrapbooks for the players too. Cathy and Shelton were always interested in the mission work in Africa. They were always so supportive and encouraging. I miss both of them. Praying for you all.

Billy Parker

July 8, 2019

I had the absolute wonderful opportunity to meet Mr. Shelton on a few occasions. I cannot articulate in the best way to describe those opportunities, but I walked away from them a more educated man. I learned about Mr. Shelton's military story, and about he and his wife's several excursions across the world, most notably their trip to Egypt. He told me he would liked to have done that one again. I sheepishly asked his opinion of the many of our nations leaders he was able to serve under personally that I only was able to read about from a history book; that was a fun conversation; He was very judicious in his responses!
A few words to end with, I learned the difference between a penny and a cent, and obtained a better respect for what some traditions really mean to a man. Mr. Cross, thank you for taking the time to share with me, rest well in the Lord my friend.

Sherri Bull

July 8, 2019

I have had so many wonderful conversations with Mr. Shelton. We both retired from the VA so we had a lot to talk about. He was such a joy to visit with and was the best dressed man at Grace! See you on the other side, Mr. Shelton. I know you are rejoicing in heaven.

George Wilkerson

July 8, 2019

Seeing Mr. Shelton in church every Sunday was a treasure. Always a smile and a handshake. Always dressed in a suit and tie. Always faithful and happy. He became an icon and I’ve learned something from him in the short time I knew him. Actions always speak louder than words. Enjoy your worship now Mr. Shelton!

Pam McPherson

July 8, 2019

Such a precious man. I loved visiting with him and hearing about all his travels and his love for his family.
I will miss him so much but i also know I’ll see him again....

Jemmie Reynolds

July 8, 2019

Mr.Shelton will be truly missed at Grace Church. Such a sweet man.

Janet Cole

July 8, 2019

I only recently became friends with Mr. Shelton. We became pew buddies at Grace Church. Even though I didn’t know him but a few years, he made a heavy impression on my heart. His love for the lord, family and life was everlasting. I’ll miss him terribly and will always remember his warm smile and great hugs. Rest In Peace my friend, rejoice and best of all reunite with the love of your life. Once again “the double crosses”! I’m eternally grateful to have met you.

Joanna Kunkel

July 8, 2019

Sally and Amber keeping your family in my prayers . I pray that you will find peace and comfort knowing that you will see him again in heaven. Prayers for all of this family.

Melba Rush

July 8, 2019

Sally and girls, we are so sorry about this great loss. We are keeping ya'll in our prayers. May the God of all comfort bless and comfort all of you as you suffer this grief. We love you all.

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