Jerry Eugene Cross, 91, of Eureka, passed peacefully in his home on April 9, 2022.

Jerry was born on November 4, 1930, to Lillian Mae Weber (Richie) and George Donald Cross in Eureka.

Jerry attended Eureka City Schools and graduated from Eureka High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and returned to Eureka to settle down. He worked for Armour Meat Co. before becoming a partner in Pete’s Supermarket on Broadway in Eureka.

He married Patricia Jean Hall and they raised their children, Casey and Richie, in Cutten.

Jerry was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Eureka, where he enjoyed the many good friendships he had forged over the years. He often shared his love of sweets by bringing treats to Sunday service or sharing candy with his neighbors at Silvercrest. He was known to sing or play the piano; while he had no formal training, he always played beautifully by ear. Jerry enjoyed spending time at the Senior Resource Center playing Bingo and visiting with friends.

Jerry loved spending time with his family. He valued each new relationship as his family grew through marriage, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved celebrating holidays with everyone and looked forward to his sister Gloria and her family visiting from Texas every summer.

Jerry is survived by his sister Gloria Johnson, his brother-in-law Stanley Hall, his sister-in-law Miriam Hall, his daughter Casey Smith (Jeff Smith), his Granddaughters Rachel Stewart (Scott) and Sarah Brown (Kyle), and his Great-grandchildren Olivia Stewart, Everett Stewart, and Carter Brown. Jerry is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lillian Weber & George Cross, stepfather Roland Weber, parents-in-law Harold & Edna Hall, wife Patricia Jean Cross (Hall), half-brother Herb Foley, brothers-in-law Charles Johnson, Jack Hall, Dean Hall, Bruce Hall, his infant son Eric Cross, and his son Richie Cross.

The family would like to thank Katie Fisher, Jerry’s long-time caregiver and friend, for taking such great care of him.

Jerry will be laid to rest at Oceanview Cemetery.

Services will be held on Friday, April 15, 2022, at 12 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home in Eureka.


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