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John J Cross

June 29, 1946 ~ May 27, 2017 (age 70)

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John J. Cross, 70, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 surrounded by his family.  John was born in Chattanooga on June 29, 1946 to the late Wilburn George Cross and Jean Inez Reed Cross.  After serving his country in the United States Air Force, he worked as a journeyman electrician at Combustion Engineering.  He continued his education and proudly earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  While working at Erlanger Hospital as the Associate Director of Engineering, John met and married his wife Linda.  They were happily married for 23 years.  His greatest joy came from spending time with his family whom he adored.


Left to cherish his memory are his children, Kevin Cross (Tammy), Marc Cross, Jennifer Cross-Brown (David), Mindy Gutshall Crecelius (David), and Laura Gutshall May (Garry).  He loved and was proud of his nine grandchildren.


The family will receive friends Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.  Private burial services will be at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.


Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.


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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Rd.

 Service Information

June 1, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

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