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Obituary: Rick Cross

Dec. 2, 1952 – May 15, 2019


Rick Allen Cross, 66, passed away on May 15, 2019, in Taft. He was born on Dec. 2, 1952, in Loveland, Colo., to William Cross and Shirley Riechert.

Rick’s parents came to Shafter in 1966. Rick grew up in Shafter and graduated from Shafter High School in 1972.

Rick is survived by his sons, Melvin and Kevin Cross, from Shafter; daughter, Skyla Cross; his brothers, Randy Cross and Rod Cross; and sister, Tammy Griffith; his grandchildren, Alex, Aaron, Teryn, Lyric, Phoebe, Taitum and Quinn; and daughter-in-law Julie and great grandbaby, Chance.

Rick also loved camping and riding his motorcycle, but most of all he loved his kids and grandkids.

A funeral service will be held at Basham & Lara Funeral Care, 343 State Ave., Shafter at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22.


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