Mr. Jackie Ray “Jack” Cross, age 73, of Panama City, FL died Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Cross was born January 27, 1935 in LaFayette, GA, the son of Louie Bass and Mamie Carrol Cross. He was a twenty year veteran of the US Army, serving in Korea, Germany, Turkey, and Okinawa, Japan. He was an active member of the VFW in Key Largo, FL and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was also a dedicated Nascar Fan. He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Cross.

Mr. Cross is survived by his wife and companion of 21 years, Wanda J. Cross; daughters and son-in-law, Catherine & Jay Morgan, Lowell, Massachusetts, Susan Cross, Ocala, FL, sons and daughter-in-law, John Cross, Lilburn, GA, Jeff Cross, Jesup, GA, Garry and Felicia Cross, Alpharetta, GA, sister, Oneida Cross Brown, Cloudland, GA, 7 Grandchildren, 2 Great-grandchildren, nephews, Bill and Arthur Brown, Panama City, FL, Dennis Brown, Cloudland, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Saturday, November 8, 2008 from the Chapel of Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Pledger officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Brown, Dennis Brown, Arthur Brown, Arthur Brown, Jr., Rusty Brown, and Sean Bethea.

Mr. Cross will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p. m. Friday, November 7, 2008.