The family moved to Harding County to work on Zeta White's place.
After Bill's mom passed away, the Cross family moved back to the family home outside of Sturgis, where they have lived, laughed, and loved for the past 39 years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at a.m.
Bill then attended school in Sturgis where he met his high school sweetheart, Sally Hardy.
Bill and Sally tied the knot on July 29, 1967, in Sturgis.
She and Bob moved to Staten Island in 1947, where they raised their two children.
The couple moved to Milford, NJ, in 1972, and then back to Sturgis in 1985, when Bob retired.