Donald L. Cross Sr., 97
1915 - 2013
Donald L Cross went to be with his Lord on July 6, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born November 14, 1915 in Gold Hill, NC. Donald spent his childhood in Baden, NC and Maryville, TN and moved to Jacksonville in 1940. He married Sally McLendon on July 31, 1942 and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church for 60 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, Maryville College in 1937 and a Masters at the University of Florida in 1952. Donald served in the U.S. Navy for six years and was in WWII from 1940-1945 where he was honorably discharged with the rank of Lt. Commander. He did play professional baseball before and after WWII and managed teams in the New York Giants and Cleveland Indians minor league system. Donald was also a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in the Duval county school system for 30 years at Jackson High School, Paxon High School and John Gorrie Jr. High School. He was an avid golfer and also a member of the Woodstock Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Sally, two sons Donald Jr., Lake Mary, FL, Christopher, Ft. Myers, FL, 7 grandchildren Dana Wolfe, Advance, NC, Candace Vandegrift, San Diego, CA, Robin DeMasi, Gainesville, FL, Jeff Cross, Boston, MA, Isabelle, Jackson and Porter Cross, Lake Mary, FL, 7 great-grandchildren Colton Story, Coronado, CA, Madelyn and Nicholas DeMasi, Gainesville, FL, Lillian and Jared Wolfe, Advance, NC, Morgan and Kyle Cross, Cape Coral, FL. Arrangements under the care of Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205. Visitation services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the chapel with funeral services to follow at 2:00 pm. Interment following funeral services in Riverside Memorial Park. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com .
Russell B. Shampine
passed away Monday, March 26, 2012.
He was 80 years old. Russell was an active member of Moose Lodge 2134 since 1984. He graduated from Florida State University with a major in music. After a tour of duty in the US Army, he returned to school and obtained a master s degree in music. He taught music for 30 years, mostly at Paxon Junior High. His band students received numerous competition awards. His hobby was flying and he held a private license for small aircraft. Russell is survived by his brother Dale and his nieces, Susan and Sharon. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 31 at 4:00PM in the chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Ave. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com