Tribute: Kenneth W. Cross, Sr.

November 19, 2016 Obituary

Kenneth W. Cross, Sr., Girard, Ohio – obit

GIRARD, Ohio – Kenneth W. Cross, Sr., 51, of Girard, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

He was born on June 12, 1965 in Wichita, Kansas.

Ken was a self-employed properties owner.

He was a member of Girard First United Methodist Church, where he was a former Trustee for the church and was also a former Boy Scout Leader. Ken had a deep love for his church family and Boy Scout family.

He enjoyed being in the outdoors, fishing and always had a plan for the day. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan and enjoyed collecting coins, playing games and watching movies.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Angela J. (Rhodes), whom he married November 21, 2003; his father, Russell Cross and his wife, Domitila, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his children, Kenneth W. Cross, Jr. of the U.S. Air Force, Brittany (Quinton) Williby of Ft. Worth, Texas, Donna Rhodes of Girard, James Rhodes and Matthew Cross, both at home; grandchildren, Leanna Cataline, Sykarra and Syraiah Williby; brothers, Robert J. Cross of Warren, Amer R. Child of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Steve Melius of Akron, Quinten Melius of Howland and Howard Melius of Lynchburg, Virginia; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Janet (Mae) Melius and a stepbrother, John Melius.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Girard First United Methodist Church.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, from 12:00 Noon until the time of service at the church.

Ken will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.

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A television tribute will air Monday, November 21 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.