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.
Published in The Gazette on Oct. 29, 2013