Earnest Eugene “Gene” Cross, 84, of Fort Oglethorpe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran and had worked in the Trucking Industry for more than 30 years as a Truck Driver. He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons, but he will always be remembered for his passion for playing the guitar, singing and always entertaining his family & friends. He was a loving and devoted brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather that will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe & Gertrude Cross; brothers, J.C., George and Jackie and sisters, Mary Lou, Allie and Alice.