SPRING HILL, Tenn. - Walter E. Cross Jr., formerly of Wellsville, died on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Williamson Medical Center, near Nashville, Tenn. He was born on Feb. 20, 1945, and was the son of the late Walter E. Sr. and Etta Cross.
Walter was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Cross.
He was a retired railroad engineer with 35 years of dedicated service with Norfolk Southern Railroad. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He will be missed by his wife, Deborah of Spring Hill, Tenn.; son, Eric and his wife Valerie, of Spring Hill, Tenn.; daughter, Sharma Carter and husband Greg, of Harlan, Ky.; and five loving grandchildren, Kalee and Kadin Cross, and Emma, Hannah and William Carter. Walt is also survived by two sisters, Donna Yergin of Wellsville, and Patty Sherman of Auburn, Ind.; two brothers, Charles and Frank Cross of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at First Christian Church, Main Street, Wellsville.
Friends and family may visit from 4-5:30 p.m. before the memorial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the First Christian Church of Wellsville, c/o children's ministry.
Online obituary and notes may be viewed at www.TnFunerals.com, Heritage Funeral Home.