Kenneth Leslie "Ken" Cross, 42 years young, of Dunbar, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 11, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after suffering a short time with cancer.
Ken was born Jan. 19, 1972, in Alexandria, Va., and grew up and resided in Elkins with father, Edwin Cross, recently deceased, and mother, Wilda "Willie" Cross, along with brothers, Ernie and Emmett Cross.
He was a 1994 graduate of Davis and Elkins College with a bachelor's degree in science, specializing in computers, math and business. He was an employee of the former State of WV Workers Compensation Commission IT Department and a current employee of Brickstreet Mutual Insurance Co. as a lead computer analyst with IT Web Applications Development. His hobbies included computers, video games, riding his motorcycle, movies, spending time with family, hunting, football and baseball and love of water/ocean, at the beach.
He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Angie (Tucker) Cross; mother, Wilda Cross; brothers, Ernie and Emmett Cross, all of Elkins; sister-law, Jackie Cross of Elkins; aunt, "Tiny" Canfield of Elkins; niece, Samantha (Chad) Thomas of Clarksburg, and their daughters, Lindsey Kristen and Haley; nephew, Pastor Michael (Lynnette) Cross of Elkins; father- and mother-in-law, Fred and Barbara Tucker of Malden; sister-in-law, Christi Shock of Cross Lanes; niece, Macee Shock; and additional aunts, uncles and cousins in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Michael Cross officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. A time of visitation with family and friends will be held Monday, April 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
A very special thank you to the doctors and nurses involved in Ken's care at CAMC Memorial. You all made a truly difficult time in our lives a little easier with your kindness, compassion, skill and devotion that you have shown to our family. May God's blessings be with all of you and know you were truly a blessing to us.
Flowers will be accepted and donations can be made in Ken's name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016-4862.
The online guestbook for Kenneth Leslie Cross can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.