Joe Ellis Cross

May 31, 1948 ~ July 4, 2021 (age 73)


King – Joe Ellis Cross, 73, of King, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 4, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center.  Joe’s unconditional love for others, support to his family, and kind and gentle soul will be missed.

There will be a visitation and celebration of life at Slate Funeral Home on Thursday, July 8, 2021, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Joe was born in High Point on May 31, 1948.  He attended Seagrove High School.  Joe served his country in the United Sates Army and Army National Guard. 

Joe worked as a supervisor for Trimfit Inc. for several years.  He enjoyed bowling, crossword puzzles, reading the Bible, spending time with family, lottery tickets, and coffee (two sugars, one cream).

He was married to Barbara Threatt on February 26, 1979.  They were married ten years.  They remained lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Frank, and Azzie Irene Cross.

Joe is lovingly remembered by siblings, Randy Cross, and Sandy Gilchrist; children, Jeff Billings of Denton, Mark (Tina) Billings of Thomasville, Lynn (JJ) Iselin of Thomasville, and Robert (Kelli) Cross of King; along with multiple grandchildren including Daniel (Kara) Billings, James Billings, Carter Cross, and Hudson Cross; and other family and friends. 

The family of Joe Cross wishes to thank the Forsyth Medical Center CICU staff for their compassionate care over the past week.

Slate Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joe Ellis Cross.  Online condolences may be offered at

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July 8, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Slate Funeral Home
132 E Dalton Rd
King, NC 27021

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