Gary Lee Cross

June 9, 1940January 8, 2014
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Gary Lee Cross, 73, passed away on January 8, 2014. A Virginia Beach native, Gary was a resident of Chesapeake, Virginia. He graduated from Princess Anne High School, Class of 1960. He was a self-employed auto dealer for more than forty years and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his loving wife of seventeen years, Jackie Bishop Cross; a sister, Janice Soule and husband John; a daughter, Carlee Battelle and husband, Mike; three step-children, Kelly, Carrie, and Kevin; eight grandchildren and a step-sister, Patricia Bishop. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Friends may offer condolences at


  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 11, 2014

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Sarah Quinn

September 29, 2014

You were the absolute best.

Beverly Kroker

January 27, 2014

My dearest cousin, always thought he would be around forever. Gentle man with a big heart. I will miss him.

Butch Baum

January 26, 2014

I used to love to play shuffleboard games with Gary at the old Blue Max in the London Bridge shp.ctr. in Va. Beach. Win or lose, Gary was a true gentleman. A big guy but a gentle man. Also, I loved Gary's sense of humor and his laugh. Glad he was a friend of mine.

Steven Tisdale

January 21, 2014

My Uncle Gary meant the world to me. Like so many others who've written here, I feel fortunate just to have been a part of his life. Anyone who ever met him instantly recognized they were in the presence of an original, a one of a kind. As a kid, I idolized him as the bravest, toughest man on the planet; as an adult, I admired and loved him for his unfailing humor, honesty, wisdom, and gentleness. He's irreplaceable, and in that way, he'll always be with me.

Darrin Tisdale

January 20, 2014

You, my dear Uncle, will always be remembered--hamburgers topped with fried shrimp, twinkle twinkle little star, Vienna sausages and buttermilk, and flying a 10 year old up to the ceiling and beyond. I will carry you with me forever.
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Wiley Lamm

January 14, 2014

Gary and I were reacquainted when several of us elderly PAHS guys started meeting at Panera's Bread in August 2009 and eventually became known as the Cavalier Codgers. In February 2011, I lost my wife, Judy Kay, after 49 years. Gary knew me well enough to know how sad I was. He called Anne Allen Miller who had lost her husband, Billy, and asked if I could call her. She said yes and then he called me. The rest is history and we were married on June 16, 2012. As a result, Billy Barnes gave him a pair of paper hearts joined together that Gary pinned to his lapel and thus was named Cupid at one of our gatherings. He will always be remembered and loved by all of us that knew him. He will be tremendously missed.

Wiley and Anne Lamm

January 13, 2014

We share wonderful memories of the Gary.
Charlie and Gary went to Oceana and Princess Ann High School They played football together.
We are grateful to the 50th Reunion of Princess Anne High School. So many renewed friendships, including the Old Codgers.
We will miss stopping by Lawrence Moters. We will miss his laughter and the love he shared with everyone.
Our deepest sympathy
Charlie and MaryAnne Nixon

Charlie, MaryAnne Nixon

January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014
Gary was the best friend to Charlie,they shared so many memories. Some were funny but others, lets just say they never got caught!! Since the 50th Reunion, those Old Codgers have been enjoying sharing coffee and old times stories. I am so glad they decided to invite the wives to dinner. So we got to know everyone and share their fun.
Charlie and Gary went to Grammer school at Oceana and both were football players at Priness Anne High School. A Wonderful friendship, but watch out if they disagreed. They fought like brothers, then made up and were off having fun.
Charlie and I will miss stopping by to see Gary at Lawrence Motors.
Jackie, I was so happy to meet you, we had many things in commom, our careers in education and our love of children.
With Deepest sympathy, MaryAnne and Charlie

Jason Tisdale

January 13, 2014

I will miss my uncle everyday. He was my brother's and my hero while growing up. I have not been able to see him for a while but he was always supportive. He will continue to live in my heart..

Charles Nixon Jr.

January 12, 2014

My deepest condolences for your loss. Gary was a life long friend of my father and I was truly blessed to have known him. May you rest in Peace Gary. God bless.