• Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home
    Virginia Beach, VA
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Gary Lee Cross 1940 - 2014
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September 28, 2014
You were the absolute best.
January 27, 2014
My dearest cousin, always thought he would be around forever. Gentle man with a big heart. I will miss him.
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.
January 20, 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.
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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January 13, 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
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
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..
January 11, 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.
January 11, 2014
I met Gary at PAHS when I was 15. He and several other kids would come over to my house and we would dance in my garage. Everyone wanted to dance with Gary because he was always such a great dancer...he could make any dance partner look good as well! After graduation I didn't see him again until our 50th Reunion. The reunion inspired many of us to start keeping in touch with each other. I snail-mailed our class newsletter to Gary until he finally got online with an e-mail address and then I could send it to him electronically. When he recently got on Facebook, we would exchange posts every now and then. We were conversing through Facebook posts as recently as January 3rd, neither one of us having a clue what the future held. Gary's sudden departure from this world was a big shock to a lot of people. It hit me very hard, especially since he is the second classmate we have lost already in 2014. I am sorry that I live too far away to attend his memorial service, but I am pleased to know that a lot of the Codgers will be there. I enjoyed looking at the pictures posted on this site. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and close friends who will dearly miss him.
January 11, 2014
Jackie,
words never seem enough , but know we are thinking of you, the heavens have opened up their arms and welcomed Gary. God Bless you and all the family, and cherish all the memories you had with Gary, I know you will. I pray you will have an abundance of strength today and know we are here for you. love you, Kay and the Cochran family.
January 11, 2014
I became reacquainted with Gary several years ago through the P.A. High School "Codgers" group that meets monthly with no agenda other than keeping each up the family events. I sure thought I would see him a lot longer. Rest in Peace, Gary. For the rest of Gary's family, sorry for your loss.
January 11, 2014
My family is so very sorry for your lose. We did not know Gary, however we have had the privilege if knowing his wonderful daughter. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
January 11, 2014
GREAT GUY.ALWAYS FRIENDLY AND CHEERFUL..RIP MY FRIEND..
January 11, 2014
Gary was a wonderful friend at PA and will be missed. My prayers are with his family.
January 11, 2014
Condolences from Joy Johnson and Joel Becker.
January 11, 2014
Dear Family,
I met Gary through the automotive business in 1976. I have to say that every time I saw him, he would stop what he was doing, say my name, and ask "how in the world are you my friend". He would talk as long as I would stay with him. My life wouldn't be the same without knowing Gary. God bless all of you and I know you'll cherish the memories of this special man.
Tony Cerza
January 11, 2014
Your going to be missed. Over the years we've had a lot of good times and enjoyed each others company. It started as friends and ended up family. Your brother in law. John
January 10, 2014
Jackie, our thoughts and prayers are with you.May God be with all of you during this time of sorrow.
Frank and Becky
January 10, 2014
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
January 10, 2014
I am so blessed to have gotten to know Gary. He was a wonderful man. I am grateful I got to spend some time with him on Christmas and hear him joking and laughing. He is forever in my heart.
January 10, 2014
I knew Gary for some 46 years.We became good friends while selling new cars starting at Wilkins Chev. He was a faithful friend and he was a great guy.I will miss you my friend and the good times we had.
January 10, 2014
Throughout all of the years of friendship]memories never fade away.
Hold your love and memories tight in each of your hearts. May God bottle all of your tears and hold each of you
in His arms during this most difficult
time. Gary will be greatly missed and
will never be forgotten.
A long lost friend-Donnie & Gail
Harris
January 10, 2014
Although we had our sister & brother difficulties I always loved you and will miss you more than words can say.. When we were growing up together, you were always there for me, guiding & protecting me. Thank you, Gary....
January 09, 2014
Remembering Gary from good old PA High one day when one of the school bullies was going to "pick" on one of the meeker boys and Gary stepped in front of the boy and convinced the bully with soft spoken words that he didn't really want to pick on the boy. Also remember that later in life right or wrong I compared him to Fonzie of Happy Days especially when I put a big red heart labeled Cupid on a leather jacket and presented it to him at the Old Codger's meeting. He was instrumental in bringing together two loving people that are now sharing their life together. No pain now just peace as Christ intended. Keeping the family in my prayers. Billy Barnes
January 09, 2014
I loved you from the first day we met. We watched Kylee in her Bassinette when she was 3 weeks old, and I knew then you were a wonderful person. I always appreciated your advice. I will never forget you.
January 09, 2014
As part of the "Lynnhaven Gang", you will be missed so much, by the rest of us. I will always remember, us dancing at the Community House. You were one of the best dancers out there.. Those were the GREAT Old Days. I agree with you, the "Rhythm Rocker's Band", probably did cause a little of our deftness, because we sat to the right of the stage, every week... But it was too much fun to care, back then.
I am so glad we recently connected again, on Facebook.
Love you, my friend, I'll miss you..
January 09, 2014
So sorry to hear about the passing of Gary.He was a good guy and a larger than life character in our class at PA.He was one of our Cavalier Codgers Coffee Club and would often brighten our day with his exploits.He will be missed by many.May he rest in peace.
January 09, 2014
You will surely be missed tremendously as you have touched so many lives .Always having the answer (whether we wanted to hear it or not) and always giving 110% in everything you did. I will miss our coffee (only half a cup) and conversations about everything that came to mind and life in general. You have truly blessed me as well as the rest of my family and watching them grow up but making sure when it was time for them to drive that they had the best and safest . It still doesnt seem "real" and I guess in time it will sink in but at least you are at peace. I will forever keep you close at heart ! Kris
January 09, 2014
RIP Gary, Thank you for the memories! Condolences from the Allison Family!
January 09, 2014
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Always remember the good times and the shared love
January 08, 2014
I'm a daddy's girl. I have always felt his heart and he has always held my hand. He knew how to hug. He knew how to hold the attention and affection of anyone in his presence. He really saw you. So alive. So real. So strong. So much in need of love and so willing to give to anyone in need. Hard outer crust, soft inner core. Handsome, well groomed and educated. Humble, gregarious and a sense of humor. A Gemini. A protector, a fighter, a lover and a friend. He made me proud to be his daughter. He made me want to make him proud. He is larger than life. He gave me life and it will never be the same without him. When I think about him, I will laugh..I will cry and mourn..and I will think..a lot. I will see him everywhere. He showed me the world. He is a beautiful person. I wasn't ready to lose him. I need him still but I'm glad that he is with his mother now because she loved him too. No more physical pain. May God keep him and may he hold me again as I hold him in my heart..so close...forever and always. I love you dad xoxo Your peepot
January 08, 2014
Fond memories of PA days! Rest in Peace, Brother.
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