Gary Michael Cross

August 16, 1949 - March 6, 2021

Gary Michael Cross, 71, of Silsbee, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born August 16, 1949, in Port Arthur, to Ethel Marie Higginbotham Cross and Hiram Melton Cross.

Gary was an avid outdoors man that enjoyed working with his hands. His favorite thing to do was to go hunting. He also enjoyed woodworking. He was a hard worker, but he enjoyed spending his free time with his friends and family. Gary will be remembered for being a wonderful cook and quite the jokester.

Survivors include his son, Marc Cross and fiancé, Sarah, of Orange; adopted son, Yolivany “Joe” Gonzalez; granddaughter, Brianna Cross; sister, Linda Manuel and husband, Clem, of Mamou, Louisiana; brother, David Cross and wife, Gail, of Groves; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Hiram Melton Cross; grandson, Jaden Cross; brother, Jeff Cross; and stepmother, Ethel Emma Cross.

A gathering of Mr. Cross’ family and friends will be 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 12, 2021, at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, 618 Block, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.

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Oak Bluff Memorial Park

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  • 618 block port neches tx 77651

Graveside Service

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  • 100 block street port neches tx 77651
  • 03/12/2021
  • 11:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
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  • 03/11/2021
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Larry & JoEllen Penn

We've gone back beginning in the days of Travis Elementary School up to and including today. You have set the benchmark of what a friend should be like, and have exceeded all expectations! We have never forgotten you and we will never forget you.. Sleep well my friend. Larry and Joellen

Linda Mouton

Our prayers for Marc and all Gary's family. Gary was a wonderful person and co worker at Motiva. We enjoyed laughs while I was ordering T&I materials for his turnaround. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace Gary!! Linda

Hileman Renee

So sad to hear about Gary. We use to work together and he was a great guy. RIP Gary. Prayers to all of his family ??

Rhonda Babin Treaster

Gary was such a nice man, and he was a fun kid. I know this because he and I and his older brother, David, ran around the Duff Drive neighborhood in Port Arthur. We three had such fun times, and it's hard to believe that he is now gone. I know that he will be missed by many. He was too young to be taken. God bless Gary.

Dave Bowman

We lost a good guy when we lost Gary. I graduated from HS with Gary and I worked him at Texaco/Star Enterprise/Motivate for over 35 years, he was always a pleasure to work with, he will be missed.

Sue Alexander Malicki

Gary's step mom Ethel Cross was my I regarded us as!! M y mom Vi Alexander , was Aunt Ethel's sister from here in Ohio...I loved going to visit them on Duff Dr in Pt Arthur and always welcomed the visits here to Ohio too! The last time I was in Texas was 1980 or 81 I think and I remember we all went out to dinner...It just seems like yesterday that we were all young...God Speed Gary...I don't think there are enough words...

Arlene church

Thoughts and prayers to Marc and the Cross family as you go through this difficult time. All my love to you.

Carl and Erin Eason

Gary was a great man and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family.


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Roger Holley

We crossed paths at Texaco in 1978. I moved to Houston shortly after.