July 18, 1946 - March 2, 2020
William A. Cross, 73, of New Castle, passed away Monday March 2, 2020 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. He was born on July 18, 1946 in Whetstone, Kentucky, a son of the late James Blain and Zella Rose (Smith) Cross. William was known by many as Arnold. He graduated from Chrysler High School in 1965. Just before graduating, Arnold started working for Chrysler Corporation in the forge shop where he worked for 40 years before retiring. He enjoyed the outdoors, yard work and staying in shape by weight lifting. Arnold was a long time Master Mason of the Greensboro Masonic Lodge where he served as Worshipful Master for three terms. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Judy (Chilton); son, Robert (wife: Emily) Cross of New Castle; two grandsons, Seth Cross and Nicholas Cross both of New Castle; one great-grandchild, Kobe Cross of New Castle; four siblings, Sally (husband: Robert) Bullard of Evansville, Helen Criswell of New Castle, Curtis Cross of Yorktown and Edith Cox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Sewell, Mary Rust, and Nancy Isenhower, and a brother, James Cross. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle with the Masonic Lodge No. 175 F&AM to begin with honors. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition. Friends may call from 4 – 8 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of William "Arnold" Cross.
William A. Cross, 73, of New Castle, passed away Monday March 2, 2020 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. He was born on July 18, 1946 in Whetstone, Kentucky, a son of the late James Blain and Zella Rose (Smith) Cross. William was... View Obituary & Service Information
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