We mourn the loss of Postman, one of everyone’s favorite cowboys. He passed away in his home as a result of cancer on Oct. 28, 2011.
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Postman [Greg Cross] was an enthusiastic shooter, long-time member of the Lefthander’s Gun Club and a founder of the Long Nine Cowboys in Springfield and the McLean County Peacemakers in Bloomington. He was known for his ready smile and generous nature. He will be sadly missed.
Those who knew Postman from his cowboy action shooting days and who wish to honor him at his visitation or memorial service in western attire are encouraged to do so.
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Arrangements – Gregory Leland Cross
ROCHESTER – Gregory Leland Cross, 62, of Rochester, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011 at his home. He was born on February 11, 1949 in Springfield the son of Charles Robert Cross and Arlyee Mae Catron Fromm. He married Claudia B. Van Dyke on January 4, 1969 in Springfield.
He retired in 2004 after thirty-four years at the United States Postal Service as a lead mechanic. Greg served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War, was a life member of Rochester V.F.W. Post 11463, Springfield American Legion Post # 32, member of the Single Action Shooting Society, Lefthanders Gun Club (Loami), and Grace Lutheran Church in Springfield.
He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Michael Cross, a brother, Eric Eugene Cross and father. He is survived by his wife, Claudia; daughter, Anjanette Lord (Randall) of Rochester; grandson, Christopher Stephen Puckett of Rochester; his mother, Arlyce Mae Fromm of Rochester; and a sister, Kelly Beck (Rick) of Springfield.
Visitation will be on Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester. The InterVeterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will conduct military honors at 11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service following at the funeral home with Reverend Thomas B. Christell Jr. officiating. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rochester V.F.W. Post 11463, Rochester Fire & Rescue, or the Charity of Donor’s Choice.
Published in the State Journal-Register on Nov 1, 2011.
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