NORMAN — Bobby Tim Cross was born Nov. 21,1939, in Roaring Springs, Texas, to James Clifton and Agnes Iona Cross. Raised in Matador, Texas, he graduated from Matador High School in 1959 and from Texas Tech University in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in range science. Bobby joined the U.S. Army in December 1961 and was in the U.S. Army 82nd Air Borne and the 11th Air Sault Division.
Bobby was a true cowboy at heart with a love of God, family and open spaces. During his time at Tech, he enjoyed bull riding and, later in life, studying the Bible, Hebrew, teaching the Word.
He loved to travel, camping and cooking for family, and everyone always requested his special “Sourdough Biscuits.” Bobby enjoyed watching his children’s and grandkids’ sporting events, and his favorite teams were the Cowboys, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Texas A&M Aggies, Vernon Lions, Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers.
Bobby married his love and best friend, Kay, in 1966 in Lubbock, and they were together for 47 years.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Kay of Lubbock, Texas; one sister, Sue Winn of Lubbock; his four children, Lawana, Tony, Dena, Shelia and their spouses; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and “Junior,” his adoring cat and companion.
A memorial will be 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church in Vernon, Texas.
In lieu of flowers please give to the charity of your choice.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, June 19, 2014
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