KYLE – Vernal Tom Cross, Jr., 52, journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, June 5, 2020 near Kyle.
Vernal Tom Cross, Jr. was born on August 28, 1967 in Scottsbluff, Neb. to Vernal Cross, Sr. and Darlene Cross.
Vernal is survived by his children, April Cross of Mitchell, Vernal Cross III of Rapid City, Aloysius Cross of Mitchell, and Kyle Shane Cross of Mt. Vernon; siblings, Gerald Cross, Norma Cross, Calvin Cross, Tammy Cross, Dana Cross, Donald Eric Cross, Michael Cross, Verna Cross, Michelle Cross, Lawrence “Bear” Cross, and Cheryl Cross; aunts, Marie Loafer, Rosie Haeffner, and Loretta Hawk; grandchildren, Shay-Rose Patterson, Ava Patterson, Joseph Charging Hawk, Jr., Jordyn Charging Hawk, Aubree Charging Hawk, Ayuco Cross, Tunka Cross, Gabrielle Cross, and Amelia Cross; girlfriend, Bernice Moves Camp; and numerous nieces & nephews.
Vernal was preceded in death by his parents, Vernal and Darlene Cross; siblings, Margaret Cross, Tyler Cross, Nathan Moose, and one sister in infancy; and grandson, Zander Patterson.
Pallbearers were Clifton Waters, Bobby Red Feather, John Red Feather, Howard Blue Bird, Matt Coffman, Weldon Spotted Eagle, Pauly Bissonette, and John White Dress.
Honorary pallbearers were the Red Feather Family, Waters Family, One Horn Family, Two Crow Family, White Dress Family, Martinez Family, Vallandra Family, Coffman Family, Crow Dog Family, Bull Bear Family, Nolan Family, Lyons Family, Janis Family, Brave Heart Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the Cross Family Cemetery in Kyle, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J. officiating. Burial was at the Cross family Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.
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