Sammie E. Cross, 67, of Moberly, passed away January 12, 2020. He was born March 10, 1952 in Moberly to Albert Y. and Ruby (Pearson) Cross.
Sammie attended the Yates community school through 8th grade and graduated from Salisbury High School. He then attended Moberly Junior College (now Moberly Area Community College) and went on to graduate from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman University) in Kirksville, Missouri.
Sammie married Donna Heimann on March 20, 2010 in Moberly and she survives. Also surviving are her children Dan Heimann and wife Kathryn, Debbie Heimann, Doug Heimann and wife Laura, Denise Winkler and husband Brian, Dale Heimann and wife Stephanie; a brother, John A. Cross; three nephews Billy, Michael and Mark Cross; three nieces Deann Nigus, Barbara Drew and Brenda Cross; grandkids, other relatives and friends.
Sammie was a kind, gentle man who knew no strangers. He loved meeting new people and quickly made them friends. Becoming a friend of Sammie’s meant he would drop everything to help you. He was generous in every way.
Sammie was a lifelong farmer and loved driving around exploring the countryside. He enjoyed a long career with USDA and met many friends through that time. In recent years along with farming, he transported vehicles for Moberly Motors and again formed many friendships there.
Sammie was a part of multiple breakfast circles and treasured those friendships. Most of all, Sammie loved fiercely. He dearly loved his family, his first wife Sharon and her family, and Donna and his large newfound family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Sharon and a brother, Walter Y. Cross.
Memorial contributions to the Salisbury FFA Chapter would be appreciated.
Services honoring and celebrating Sammie’s life were held at Central Christian Church. Committal prayer and burial followed in the Roanoke Cemetery.
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