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Ed “Mule” Cross Jr. – Obituary

By  | September 9, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Williams Funeral Home

Ed "Mule" Cross Jr. Ed “Mule” Cross Jr. of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee passed away on September 7, 2018 at his residence, his beloved wife of 60 years by his side.

Ed was born on May 26, 1930 to the late Ed and Annie Mae Cross in Columbia, Tennessee. He worked and retired from Stauffer Chemical in Mount Pleasant. Ed always made his priority his family. He loved his dog, Sophia and his cat. He was passionate about whatever he was doing in life. He was mechanically inclined and excelled at working with his hands.

Ed is survived by his wife, Edith Mai Cross; sons, Steven (Tammie) Cross and Terry (Anita) Cross; grandchildren, Tiffany (Tyler) Crews, Lora (Michael) Rodgers, Cody Cross, Teejay Cross, Terry (Jennifer) Sims, Patrick (Cayce) Sims, Devin Scott, Kara Sims and Anjoel Wood; great grandchildren, Maggie Crews, Taylor Rodgers, Madison Sims, Henry Crews, Winston Sims and Corbin Sims.

The family will visit with friends on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m at Williams Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Williams Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant with Andy Turner officiating beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Polk Memorial Gardens. Ed was a Korean War Veteran. Military Honors will be presented.

Pallbearers are Michael Rodgers, Tyler Crews, Ronnie Russell, Mike Yearby, Kenny Norman and Cody Cross. Honorary pallbearers are past and present employees of Stauffer Chemical.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Maury Regional Medical Center, NHC Rehabilitation and Hospice Compassus for their expert care.

Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

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