Born March 8, 1933 in Burksville, Kentucky to the late Carlie Clyde & Eva Lorene Claywell Cross. He had lived in Carter County, since April 1964 and he enjoyed living here. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School, Lebanon, Tennessee. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Harley was retired from I.B.M. Corporation in 1987 after 27 years of service. His title was Tech. Support Specialist. Harley was a member of Grace Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Gay Cross, June 17, 1981.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years: Lema Gay Hardin Cross. A daughter & son-in-law; Pamela Ann & John Douglas Echols, Elizabethton. Two Grandsons: Christopher John Echols and Joshua Edward Echols, both of Elizabethton.
A Service to celebrate the life of Harley Cross will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Travis Tyler officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the Blevins Cemetery. Music will be provided by Mr. Gordon Kyte. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday will be: Joe Taylor, Paul Adams, David Bacon, Jim Dolgner, Dean Grindstaff, Jack Hamilton, Leonard Peters and Lanny White. Honorary Pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence.
Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Cross family.