William “Bill” H. Cross, age 81, of Somerset, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Bill was born on November 21, 1934, in the Susie Community of Wayne County, to the late William Hardy and Nannie Bell Cross. He was a member of the Wayne County High School Class of 1952. He married Rosemary Correll, in Monticello, on December 8, 1955. Bill was a veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired conservation officer. Bill was an avid member of Slate Branch Baptist Church, serving as deacon and Sunday School teacher. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; their sons, Gary Cross, of Whitley City, and Danny (and Marsha) Cross, of London; his brothers, Lyle (and Judy) Cross, of Monticello, and Arthur (and Becky) Cross, of Ohio; two grandchildren, Kelli (and Andy) Fisher, of Somerset, and Whitney (and Chris) Schumacher, of London; and two great-grandchildren, Blakelynn Fisher and Lily Fisher.

Preceding Bill in death are his parents; and his brothers, Bud Cross, Jim Cross and Jay Cross; and his sister, Faye Stinson.

Visitation will be Friday, February 19, 2016, after 5:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 12:00 noon, at Slate Branch Baptist Church, with Bro. Bill Dawson officiating.

Burial will be in Slate Branch Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Slate Branch Baptist Church Building Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.