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CROSS, William Roger, 86, of Goochland Va., went to his Heavenly Father on March 30, 2013. He was son of Eunice Madeline and William Wallace Cross. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Elizabeth Cross; brothers, Wallace Cross, Roy Cross; and sister Barbara Bare. He joined the Navy in 1943 and retired as an E-6 Air Traffic Controller in 1964. He was awared the Good Conduct Medal (4th award), Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Asiatic-Pacific, American Theater, Korean Campaign Medals, WWII Victory Medal; United Nations Service Medal, Japanese Occupation Medal. William served his country in WWII at Iwo Jima and other Pacific Islands, Korean and early Vietnam. He was passionate to his Lord, service, family and country. He was a gifted musician and teacher. He is survived by sons, Roger Cross (June), David Cross (Susie); daughters, Dee Rose and Pamela Null (Victor); seven grandchildren, Richard, Robert and Mike Cross, Amber Null, Kimberly Weflen, Victor Null, and Christine Garten; 12 great- grandchildren, that were the light of his life. Remains rest at the Norman Funeral Home, Goochland, Va., where the family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Central Virginia Assembly of God. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central Virginia Assembly of God Building Fund, 5052 Cross Country Road, Mineral, Va. 23117.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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My deepest sympathy. I have such great memories of Uncle Bill and all the family that will live on forever. I know how hard it is at this time, but you too will remember the wonderful times and smile at the joy, the laughter Uncle Bill brought to so many. I too will miss him very much and I believe he and my Dad are now together, smiling and laughter at us all as they always did. Sincerely, Tim Cross

So sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Bill, he was a very special man. He will be deeply missed.

My sincere condolences to the family. I know he will be greatly missed.

To the Cross clan, may the memories of time with your loved ones live on in your hearts.

Roger, Debi, David and Pam. I have been thinking about you. Uncle Bill's legacy lives through you all. There will be many stories around that fire pit.

Sorry to hear of Uncle Bill passing. What a wealth of knowledge and memories he has left with us all. God bless you all. Wish I could be there.

David, my thoughts are with you at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of great loss. Uncle Bill was a wonderful and funny man who will never be forgotten.
John (Mildred's son), Tracey and Adrianna

Roger,Pam,David and Debbie,
My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Uncle Bill was the best .
We will all miss him very much.

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