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Sgt James Howard Cross
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Birth: May 27, 1925
Royse City
Rockwall County
Texas, USA
Death: May 26, 2010
Texas, USA

BORN: Wednesday May 27, 1925
DIED: Wednesday May 26, 2010

SERVICE
Saturday May 29, 2010
10:00 AM
Rest Haven Funeral Home - Royse City Chapel
141 W. Main St.
Royse City, TX 75189


VISITATION
Friday May 28, 2010
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rest Haven Funeral Home - Royse City Chapel
141 W. Main St.
Royse City, TX 75189


James Howard Cross, age 84, of Royse City, Texas passed away on May 26, 2010. He was born in Royse City on May 27, 1925, the youngest child of Robert Alexander and Myrtle (Clark) Cross. Mr. Cross graduated from Royse City High School in 1942 and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the European Theater of Operations. He received a Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Presidential Unit Citation and the Belgian Citation. After the war, Mr. Cross returned to Royse City where he was a farmer and rancher for the rest of his life. He had a wide spectrum of special friends of all ages and never met a stranger. Mr. Cross dearly loved God, his country and his family. Except for the period of his military service, he lived his entire life on the same land on which he was born. Mr. Cross was baptized at an early age, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Royse City, where he served as head usher for over fifty years.

Survivors include his sister, Bobby Cross Evans, niece and husband, Nancy and Tom Keim, all of Mesquite, and one grand-niece and husband, Melody and Michael Jordan of Grand Prairie.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Rest Haven Funeral Home - Royse City Chapel with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Interment will follow in Royse City Cemetery. Visitation will take place Friday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Cox, Robert Crouch, Gary Edge, James Fikes, Lee Fikes and Ross Low. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert A Cross (1877 - 1954)
  Myrtle E Cross (1890 - 1973)
 
 Sibling:
  Bobby Jean Cross Evans (1921 - 2012)*
  James Howard Cross (1925 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Royse City Cemetery
Royse City
Rockwall County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Aimee
Record added: Jun 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54152876
Sgt James Howard Cross
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Sgt James Howard Cross
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