Cross, Kari Von

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June 22, 1970 - April 21, 2017

Cross, Kari Von

On April 21, 2017, Kari Von Cross, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Kari was born June 22, 1970 in Pampa, TX. He was a youth sports coach, a scout leader and a deacon in his church. Kari was passionate about helping others. He volunteered countless hours to mission trips with his church to go into communities that had been ravaged by natural disasters, to help rebuild and spread the word of Jesus. He loved kids and was always involved as a coach and mentor. He always put others first.

The one word that described Kari best was “committed”. No matter what he did, he was totally committed. Kari was a building engineer for Granite Properties for 17 years. He had numerous opportunities to go elsewhere, but like everything Kari did, he was committed to Granite and the people he worked with and chose to stay with them.

His biggest passion was his family. He is survived by his wife, Christine Cross, 3 daughters; Alison Christine Inge Cross, Morgan Kerrie Shively and husband Stefen, and Mary Ellen Cross, 3 sons; Tanner Jacob Cross, Zachary Tyler Medlock and William Michael Cross. He is also survived by his parents Winona Jan Arbuckle, Alford Wynn Cross and Linda Karol Cross, his brothers; Joshua Arbuckle, Joshua James Christianson and wife Danielle.

Donations to the family can be made through First Christian Church of Rowlett as follows…

Checks should be made payable to FCC Rowlett with “Kari Cross Memorial Fund” in the memo line


Online at   Just look for the “Kari Cross Memorial Fund” button.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the First Christian Church of Rowlett, 7301 Miller Road, Rowlett, Texas.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the First Methodist Church of Rowlett, 4405 Main Street, Rowlett, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at

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Stephanie Hudson

April 27, 2017 9:37AM

Christine, I want to send my most heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. I worked with Kari for the entire 17 years he was with Granite and he was a mentor and leader for me and my team. He was our gentle giant and never said no. We will forever keep him part of the Granite family and will continue to honor him.

With love,
Stephanie Hudson

Charlotte Gill

April 26, 2017 7:55PM

My deepest sympathy to Christine, Kari's children, and all his family. Kari was one of the finest people I have known and a good friend. The world would be a better place if there were more people like him in it. He will be missed by all who knew him. You are in my prayers.

Diana Johnson

April 26, 2017 10:04AM

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences

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Jimmie arbuckle

April 25, 2017 10:18PM

To Kari's family and my son Josh Arbuckle . My love and prayers are with you . He will be greatly missed and I have wonderful memories of Kari being a great son , great big brother and one of my best friends even though we hadn't seen or talked to each other for the last few years . My love to Kari's kids , I love you and miss you . Jim "tattoo"

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