Gabriel M. Cross Sr., 71, a resident of Dahlgren, Illinois, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, IL.
He was born in Dahlgren, IL on July 24, 1947 to Marion Calvin and June (Hart) Cross. In life he worked as a mechanic for Precision National in Mt. Vernon, IL. He was married to Mary Ann Johnson on April 13, 1966 and she survives.
Gabriel is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Cross of Dahlgren, IL; son, Gabriel Cross Jr. of McLeansboro, IL; five daughters: Judy (Rick) Scott of Mt. Vernon, IL, Brenda (Brian) Richardson of Mt. Vernon, IL, Tammy (Arnold) Saltsman of Ewing, IL, Gloria (Jeff) Tinsley of Woodlawn, IL and Dianna (Michael) Lawler of Bluford, IL; brothers, John (Cathy) Cross of McLeansboro, IL and Steve (Sheila) Cross of Mt. Vernon, IL; sisters, Gaila Tyne and Dorothy Horton, both of Streator, IL; sister-in-law, Mary Cross of Dahlgren, IL; sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Marilyn Karcher; and three brothers: Wayne Cross, Gerald Cross, and James Cross.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren with Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren. He will be laid to rest at Middle Creek Cemetery near Dahlgren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren.