William Stanley Cross, 87, of Racine

William Stanley Cross, 87, of Racine

William Stanley Cross passed away on January 10, 2022 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  Bill was born in Racine, Ohio on Aug. 16, 1934 and was owner of the Waid Cross Sons store in Racine.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, John Dillon and Ethel May (Foss) Cross, and his beloved wife of 58 years, Nettie Mae Hackney Cross.

Bill graduated from high school in 1952 and was a member of Racine High School’s first marching band in 1948.  After high school, he enrolled at Ohio University and was in the Ohio University band.  He left college and joined the Air Force during the Korean War.  Bill loved to fly and after his tour in the Air Force, he got his single engine flying license in 1958.

In 1964, Bill was raised to the Third Degree of Master Mason and in 1982 received the Scottish Rite 32 degree.  He had since been a member of the Aladden Shrine Club of Columbus, Ohio.
Bill is survived by his children, Catherine (Troy) Willis, Cindy (John) Williams, and Carol Grimm, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Meigs Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Pomeroy, Ohio with Pastor Larry Fisher officiating. Military funeral honors will be presented by the VFW.  Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home.