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Leon Eugene Cross

January 3, 1936 October 25, 2018
Leon Eugene Cross
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Obituary for Leon Eugene Cross

CROSS, Leon Eugene - Age 82, of Linden, died Thursday, October 25, 2018. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St, Linden. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 4-9 PM and Saturday from 10 AM until the time of the service. The family would like to extend an invitation to all those who knew him, including his many students, to enjoy a "Deer Hunting Camp" based meal with us after the funeral, at the Linden Sportsman's Club.Those desiring may make contributions to the Linden Sportsmen Club, 14340 Hogan Road, Linden, MI 48451. The dress code for this funeral will include standard attire, with Hunter Orange and Camouflage (hunter or military) being appropriate alternatives.
Leon was born January 3, 1936 in Saginaw, the son of Walter and Caroline (Ostrum) Cross. He was a 1954 graduate of Chesaning High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from GM Chevrolet Metal Fab as a skilled trade tinsmith/blacksmith after 38 years of service. Leon was a life member of the NRA. He was a member and past president of the Linden Sportsmen Club. He served as a volunteer Fireman where he was a Captain for the Linden Fire Department. He was a reserve police officer for the Linden Police Department, where he was the chief firearms instructor. He had NRA certifications in all disciplines of shooting, including Police Training. His firearm Training group from the Linden Sportsman's Club was the ONLY source of NRA Certified Firearm Training Counselors in Michigan for many years in the late 80's thru the 90's. He was also was a Chief Warrant Officer and National Firearm Instructor for the American Cadet Alliance. He was the Michigan Regiment Firearm Instructor for the Young Marines. He was the state firearm instructor for the Boy Scouts of America. He was the state firearm instructor for the 4-H. He ran a volunteer shooting booth at the Genessee County Fair for 20+ years. If you were one of the 5400+ kids who wanted to hunt who grew up in Genessee, northern Livingston, or northern Oakland Counties, from 1972 thru 2005, chances are pretty good you took hunters safety in one of his classes. He took a lot of pride in his Hunter Safety Students, with none of them being involved in a hunting accident. In your travels you probably have seen his red truck, with huge NRA stickers on the side windows. Guests at this dinner are invited and encouraged to bring their firearms and participate in the "Sight in Days" being held at the club.Surviving are: his wife of nearly 60 years, Mary; son, Patrick Cross of Milford; grandsons, Daniel and Matthew Cross of Milford; brothers, Bob (Alice) Cross of Moorefield, WV, Hank (Nancy) Cross of Laingsburg, Vic Cross of Vestaburg, and Allen "Doc" (Dee) Cross of Chesaning; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.He was preceded in death by his son Douglas, who passed in 2012, his parents; brothers, Walter "Junior" Cross, Judson Cross, and Russell Cross; and sister, Caroline "Penny" Riddle. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.


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Visitation

Friday

2

Nov

4:00 PM 11/2/2018 4:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/2/2018 9:00:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Linden Chapel

209 E. Broad Street
Linden, MI 48451

Sharp Funeral Homes - Linden Chapel
209 E. Broad Street Linden 48451 MI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

3

Nov

10:00 AM 11/3/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Linden Chapel

209 E. Broad Street
Linden, MI 48451

Sharp Funeral Homes - Linden Chapel
209 E. Broad Street Linden 48451 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

3

Nov

11:00 AM 11/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Linden Chapel

209 E. Broad Street
Linden, MI 48451

Sharp Funeral Homes - Linden Chapel
209 E. Broad Street Linden 48451 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

132 E. Broad St
Linden, MI 48451

132 E. Broad St Linden 48451 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Linden Sportsman Club

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