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Jerry Cross
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Obituary for Jerry Cross

Jerry Cross, age 76, of Caryville former State Legislator of 36th District and Campbell County Mayor, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents: Darb and Minnie Cross,brother: Paul Cross, In-laws: Ova & Flora Tackett.
He was a member of Caryville First Baptist Church. He was a distinguished veteran of the Vietnam War. After his service in the U.S. Army he returned home to Campbell County where he received a degree from LMU. He continued to serve his community as a teacher in the Campbell County School System. He was well respected and enjoyed his years in public service, first serving on the Campbell County Commission from 1966-1970. He went on to serve in the Tennessee House of Representatives 36th District from 1984-1998. His counties inlcuded: Campbell, Claiborne, Hancock and, Anderson. While serving in the House he served as Chairman of Conservation & Environment as well as Commerce & Agriculture. In 2002 he served Campbell County as Mayor until 2008. In his tenure Jerry served other capacities in the community including; President of Caryville Optomist Club, Member of Caryville Masonic Lodge, Shriners, VFW, DAV, and American Legion


Wife: Brenda Tackett Cross

Daughter: Suzanne Cross Boshears

Grandchildren: Loren & Josh Humphrey, Lacey Boshears

Great-Grandchildren: Drew Humphrey, Elizabeth Humphrey

Brothers and Sisters in law: Donald Ray and Margaret Cross; Jackie and Jeanie Cross; Greg and Rhonda Cross;

Sister and Brother in law: Wanda and Johnny Joe Dower

Special Friends: The Scotties Crew & Donald Boshears

Many Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends Friday 5-7 PM, with Funeral Services following at Midway Baptist Church 1745 Old Jacksboro Hwy, LaFollette, Tn 37766

Rev. Gary Parker officiating

Interment 1 PM Saturday Campbell Memorial Gardens, 361 Memorial Dr. Jacksboro, Tn. 37757, with Military Honors given by Campbell County Honor Guard

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Community Health of East Tn. P.O. box 209 Jacksboro, Tn 37757

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Midway Baptist Church

1745 Old Jacksboro Hwy
LaFollette, TN 37766





7:00 PM
Midway Baptist Church

1745 Old Jacksboro Hwy
LaFollette, TN 37766





1:00 PM
Campbell Memorial Gardens

361 Memorial Drive
Jacksboro, Tn 37757


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