September 7, 1930 - September 14, 2020
Tyler Jessie Cross, age 90, of Bristol, TN passed away at his home on Monday, September 14, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol/Blountville community, a graduate of Blountville High School and a member of Cross United Methodist Church for 80 years. He was employed by Big Jack Mfg. and SmithKline Beecham. He was the youngest member of eleven children and was preceded in death by his parents, W.A. and Pearl Millsap Cross and all his siblings, brothers: Willard, Fred, Ralph, Emmett and Howard Cross and sisters: Ruby Warren, Sallie Elsea, Grace Blalock, Beulah Saul and Mattie Pearl Leonard. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Janelle Cross; son, Trent (Angela) Cross; daughter, Melanie (Donnie) Farmer; grandchildren, Cynthia Nicole (Jeff) Crites, Brittany Farmer and fiancé, Chris Musick; step-great-granddaughter, Emma Crites. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Shelby Olds and staff of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Mac Carrier and Tammy Martin of Avalon Hospice, caregiver, Bethany Turbyfill and special friend, Shirley Bowery, as well as many other friends and neighbors. The funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lynn Sorrell and Rev. Jim Saul officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday at East Tennessee Cemetery, Blountville, TN. Pallbearers will be Harry Elsea, Doug Cross, Jerry Cross, Jimmy Blalock, Danny Blalock, Albert Moore, John Rosenbalm and Tim Elsea. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Farmer and Stanley Rosenbalm. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 6:45 P.M., Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Cross United Methodist Church. c/o Debbie Cross, 215 Johnson Hollow Rd., Blountville, TN 37617. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at ww.akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, (423) 989-4800 is serving the Cross family.
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