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Dale Hobart Cross born October 8, 1924 in Buffalo, MO, passed into the arms of our Lord on December 8, 2014 at the age of 90. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 PM Thursday, Dec 11 at Missouri Funeral Care, Raytown, MO. Funeral service will be 11 AM Friday, Dec 12 at Raytown Christian Church with full military honors, followed by Burial Service at Oakhill Cemetery, Butler MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Dale’s memory to Habitat for Humanity http://habitatkc.org/; Raytown Christian Church’s Food Pantry, http://raytowncc.org/local; or Pleasant Gap Christian Church. Dale was the oldest of Irl and Bernice Cross’ five children. He served in the Navy during WW2 from 1943 to 1946. Dale married Patsy Johnson from Butler MO on 10/30/48 and they moved to Kansas City where Dale worked for 17 years as an auto mechanic. In 1968, Dale joined KMBC TV as Building Engineer until his retirement March 1990. He was a member of Tribe of Mic-O-Say and supporter of the Boy Scouts and he loved fishing, square dancing, country music and carpentry, constructing many beautiful furniture pieces for family and friends. During his retirement, he spent his time helping others in numerous service projects, including traveling with Habitat for Humanity to build homes, helping family and friends, and launching the food pantry at Raytown Christian Church, to name just a few. Dale was a pillar of Raytown Christian Church for over 60 years, serving on many boards, heading up, and working most building projects for the Church. Dale is survived by his wife Pat, (Patsy) of 66 years; daughter Connie Cooper and her husband Chuck and their two children, Michael and Kayla, and Great Grandson, Eli; son Kirk Cross and his wife Nancy; and sister Doris Hooper.
The family of Dale wishes to thank you for your presence here, honoring him (Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend). Your love and support for our family during our time of loss and grieving is lovingly appreciated.