Charles Edward Cross

Published 10:25 pm Thursday, September 7, 2017

Charles Edward “Sonny” Cross, 88, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 6, 2017. He was the son of the late Lorea V. Barnes and Charles E. Cross Sr.

Sonny was a retired captain from the Portsmouth Fire Department and was an Army veteran. He loved to fish and holds the Virginia record for a 17.5-pound flounder. He also loved his red truck, one of the last trucks off of the Norfolk assembly line. Sonny was a caring family man and he will be greatly missed. He also enjoyed his girls at Dennis Spaghetti and Steak House.

He is survived by his nieces, Margaret Williamson and Gloria A. Merritt; great-nieces and -nephews, Dennis L. Williamson (Laurie), Jerry Williamson (Kathy), Donna L. Thomas (Rick), Richard E. Williamson and Angel Duke; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews.

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A funeral will be conducted on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. The burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens with fireman’s honors. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, from 6 to 7 p.m. Condolences may be registered at