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   Marvin Duane Cross, age 84, of rural Lamar, passed away, Monday October 19, 2015 at his residence after a short illness.

   Duane was born, December 14, 1930 to Ora and Nadine (Bratton) Cross in Dade County.  Duane attended Rockdale, a country grade school in Dade County, and later graduated from Golden City High School in 1949.  After High School, he served in the United States Navy.

  In 1953 he married Joanna Foster and they later divorced in 1978.

  Duane was a farmer, and raised cattle.  He drove a truck for North American Van Lines and was co-owner of the Lamar Livestock Barn for a short time.  He started Cross Machinery and Salvage in 1968. In 1976, he started Cross Manufacturing, located in Mindenmines, MO, which is still operating today.  Mr. Cross’ second salvage yard, known as Hilltop, was purchased in 1995 and is still operating today. He loved going to Auctions, and had traveled to Mexico and Canada, as well as 46 of the 50 states, having dipped one foot in the Atlantic Ocean and the other in the Pacific Ocean.  He was a member of the former Harmony Baptist Church, and his family said that he led a very interesting life.

   Preceding him in death, were his parents, Ora and Nadine Cross; an infant brother, Truman Cross; and a brother in law, H.C. Hooper Jr.

   Survivors include a son Jon Cross and wife, Chris; a daughter Diana (Cross) Enright and husband Robert; a son Mark Cross and wife Marilyn; a daughter Karen Cross and fiancé Sam; one sister Zelma Hooper, all of rural Lamar; 10 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, as well as  extended family and friends.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

   Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Greenfield Cemetery, Jerico Springs, MO.

   Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, October 23, 2015 at Daniel Funeral Home.

   Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriner’s Hospital in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Comments  

#8 Tulsa, OKSusie Keepper 2017-04-25 18:49
I just ran across this and had no idea. It seems I have known Duana and his family all my life, especially Karen. I hope it's not too late to give my condolences. I know my father, Carl Arft, would like to send his as well.
#7 Gladstone, Mo.Joan Kentner Tierney 2015-10-23 18:08
To the Duane Cross Family and sister Zelma, My heart felt sympathy to everyone with the loss of a dear father and brother. Duane was always the bright light at any meeting. He never forgot you and happy to greet with a smile. You and Duane will remain in our prayers, may you find comfort in future days by remembering his Love. God Bless, A Classmate of 1949 in Golden City, MO.
#6 Joplin 417 437 4217Lou Warner 2015-10-22 17:27
Mark our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lou
#5 Fort Worth, TXDavid Dickerson 2015-10-22 16:42
Duane was one of my real family heroes...always looked forward to having a few minutes with him at each of the H&H reunions!!! I think the last time I saw him was at our Dad's funeral - he still had his quick wit and never-ending toothy smile! Our prayers will continue for all of you! David & Jan Dickerson
#4 Topeka, KansasKris Dickerson Saia 2015-10-22 13:13
I have many fond memories of coming to visit Duane and his kids-- we Harris/Hurst/Dickerson cousins were always in a big hurry to get out to Duane's farm after the annual Higgins-Hagins Reunion. It was a cool place, and he was an interesting man -- tall and thin and always in a cowboy hat when I was a little girl. My folks (Jack and Fern Dickerson) really liked him -- I remember Duane and my dad standing in the Lamar Park, trading stories and jokes... probably what they're doing today! Sending prayers for God's peace to his family.
#3 Lawenceburg, TnTIPS, INC 2015-10-22 10:50
We enjoyed doing business with Duane. He was a hard worker and a pleasure all the time. Will miss him at the Sikeston sale.
May God bless you in this time of sorrow.
#2 ASHLAND, MOMaxine Baker Schell 2015-10-21 18:11
I went to high school with Dwayne. He was always so friendly to Roger and me, when we would meet him in later years.
I am sorry for your loss.
Rest in peace, Dwayne.
#1 Independence, MORita Ferguson 2015-10-20 21:22
Family of Duane, My condolences of the loss of your father, brother and grandfather. Duane was a good man and, he was a great friend of mine for years. Duane has always been very special to me. I will miss him very much. In the coming years when I think of him, I will remember all of you in my prayers. God Bless you and give you comfort during the days ahead.

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