Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Friday 13th November 2020

Service Details:
A celebration of David's life will take place along side his devoted wife Anne at Accrington Crematorium. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be live streamed. For log in details please visit Username Nazo7426 Password 025124

David Cross

Suddenly on 2nd November 2020 at his home, David aged 72 years of Clayton Le Moors. Loving husband of Anne, devoted dad to Jackie, John, Joanne and Wendy, dear father-in-law to Nick and Michael, cherished grandad to Kymberley, Kythe, Michael, Thomas, Samantha, Ben, Rhys and Joe, great grandad to Aaron, Lucy-El, Alfie, Bella and Tyrion and a dear relative and friend to many.

David spent his working life as a design engineer at Allspeeds and Warwick and Bailey, where he was always a popular member of his working team and always surrounded by many friends. He also spent some of his time working self employed. David was the founding member of the new Clayton Park Rangers back in 2006. David set about forming the club with the help of his son-in-law Michael in order to give the local youth of Clayton Le Moors whom he would see often playing football in the local park, the opportunity to have somewhere to attend and learn to play a game they loved in a safe and supervised environment. David handed the reigns of chairman over to his son-in-law back in 2014 but continued to remain an instrumental part of the club with the title of Club President, he has left behind a great small flourishing club and will be sadly missed by all its members. He was an active member of the local community at Willow Close and always heavily involved with community events and was the go to person at Willow Close. Each week David would enjoy meeting up with his friends for a couple of pints at the Forts Arms and was a member of the Royal British Legion. Most of all David was a devoted family man who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Flowers are requested for his beloved wife Anne’s love of flowers.


Please feel free to leave a message for David’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of David Cross


Ivy Murray

So sorry for your loss of both Anne snd Davies. They were two of the nicest people I have ever met and the best neighbours you could wish for.



My heart goes out to you all, through these hard times we need to stay strong and stick together they will be so proud of you all ❤️


Vicki, Chris, Lucy & Kate

Much love to you all


Tommy Jack

One of the greatest men to even know , always like a family member to me , he will never be forgotten x


Ronnie Carswell

So sad, what an absolutely lovely human being, x thoughts and prayers are with you all. Reunited with Anne. Rest in eternal peace David.



Shock doesn’t even come into this dad. To lose you both is heartbreaking. We will miss your sense of humour. I no we’re not related but to of known you and Anne was an honour. You will both be missed till end of time. You’re both together now. They say love is for ever and you and Anne are the proof love last for ever in time. We won’t say goodbye cause in time we will all met again in another place. I promise to stand by Joanne to watch her she needs me. Sleep tight till end of time.


Alison Whitfield

A gentleman and lady that I had the pleasure to call my friends. You will both be deeply missed x rest in peace David and Anne and thank you for your company over the years my lovely friends xx


Vic knight

Absolute gent pleasure to of known him. Always had time for anyone ❤❤ R.I.P Dave and Anne xxx



My thoughts are with the family and friends of Anne and David Cross at this sad time xx


Nick Molyneux

I have only had the pleasure of knowing David for the last five years, but in that time he was a pleasure to know. He always had a kind word and was a genuinely lovely gentleman. Rest in peace David.


Sheila Taylor

I was so sorry to read about David and Anne. They were so good to my mum, Jessie Cooper when she lived at 3 Cross Street (Willow Close) providing meals, entertainment and help when needed. They will be a sad loss to the community and everyone who knew them.


Geoff & Maureen Boughton 

Very very sorry to hear about David, they’re both together again. Rest in peace David and Anne.


Trevor and Margaret Garner

Sorry for your loss we were friends of both Anne and David for many years remember the good times at the Vic and having a few drinks in the castle R. I. P



Memories of you we will always keep. You fell asleep without goodbye, But memories of you will never die. RIP Anna & Dave Cross.


Sandra lee

Sorry for your loss.


Debra Taylor

So sorry for your loss David was a wonderful kind and caring man we had some good times when I lived at checkers and some great memories were at the castle pub with Dot the landlady. I thank you whole heartedly for them early memories R.I.P. David.


Mike Duggan

So sorry to read about Davids passing so soon after Ann.


Colin & Elsie

Miss you both very much and your daily visits David.


Councillor Tim OKane

So sad to hear of the death of Dave so soon after his beloved wife Anne in this most wretched of years. As long as I have known him Dave has been community minded through and through and I was delighted to second him and speak on his behalf when he was put forward for Hyndburn Councils Ruby Award for Community Services in March 2015. Sleep tight Dave and Anne. You have earned your rest. God Bless.


Paul Pountain

David and Anne were such a special couple and every time I saw them they inspired me. They were both so community minded when living on Albert Street and then Willow Close and cared deeply for their family which was so clear to see. I used to love nipping in for a brew and speaking to them. I will miss this lovely couple more than words can say. God bless them both.



Thank you all for your messages. Goodnight King and Queen of Clayton RIP Mum and Dad xx


Margaret Ramsden

Can’t imagine how you are all feeling, sending you all our thoughts and prayers at this time xx