August 15, 1960 - January 18, 2022
A private family service for Kevin will be held on Saturday Feb. 5, 2022 at 12 noon. The public is welcome to view the service by going to the Bethel United Methodist Church Website or by going directly to the following link- ttps://youtu.be/wMhms1nz1X8 Thomas "Kevin" Cross, age 61 of Lewes DE, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. He was born August 15, 1960 in Washington, DC, the son of the late Calvin George Cross Jr and Edith Carpenter Cross, who resides in Lewes, DE. Kevin has several nicknames such as "high-rev Kev" and the "wonder mechanic" because he never stopped going and could fix anything. He had many different certifications such as heavy equipment diesel mechanic, welder, and refrigeration/HVAC technician. He was able to utilize all of these skills in his unique career. He was a visionary, visualizing a project in his mind and creating it in his workshop. People who knew him said he fixed everything "110 percent". Kevin worked as a diesel mechanic for 23 years at Smith Mountain Lake, VA, before coming to Delaware to be closer to his extended family and start a new chapter in his life. He worked at The Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach, DE for 20 years, as a facilities manager. The job entailed repairing restaurant equipment, refrigeration/HVAC, electrical, plumbing and carpentry. He kept the businesses operating as smoothly as possible. When he couldn't purchase the part needed to fix equipment, he would design one in his workshop! His current position was with The Big Fish Restaurant Group as facilities manager. Kevin utilized all of his above-mentioned skills, in a much bigger capacity, keeping 12 restaurants operating. He was very well-liked and respected by his employers, coworkers and everyone in the industry. Kevin enjoyed tinkering in his barn, either building a project or working on his boats, owning several during his lifetime. He enjoyed vacationing in tropical places near the ocean. He went to Cozumel Mexico where he was able to fly his drone (teaching himself how to operate it) over the ocean. He loved going for a drive in the purple Challenger with his soul mate and wife Martha. He loved taking their Chihuahua, Bandit, lovingly known as "little buddy" for a ride and a walk on the beach. Kevin's real love was fishing. He loved the water. He was an excellent fisherman, almost always came home with a "catch of the day" and enjoying it for dinner with his family. The water calmed him through life's ups and downs and his busy work schedule. He loved taking family and friends out on his boats, showing them his fishing secrets. Kevin and Martha had been life-long friends for over 30 years and married in 2013. Kevin was a devoted son to his mother and cherished by his extended family. He had a huge and kind heart and was liked by everyone. In addition to his wife of almost 9 years, he is survived by his mother, Edith Carpenter Cross; siblings - Timothy Shawn Cross and family, Kimberly Cross-McMinnis and family, and Adrienne Cross-Caycedo and family. He also leaves behind two sons, two grandchildren, a large extended family, and many devoted special friends. Kevin is in Heaven now, somewhere warm and fishing with friends. He will live in our hearts forever. Funeral services will be private for the family, due to Covid restrictions. A public "Celebration of Life" service will be announced at a future date. Please sign Kevin's online guestbook at this site.
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