Cross, Thomas Willard age 66, of Lawrence passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Thomas was born May 20, 1954, in Paw Paw, the son of Willard and Betty Cross. He was an accomplished welder, who could fix just about anything. He was very active in the Lawrence community, serving as a member of the township board for several years. In his spare time, he was an avid racer at heart, whether it was building cars or working on them, loved to fish, enjoyed mushroom hunting for morels with his wife and grandkids, and was an avid story teller, loving to tell stories to his family and friends. Thomas is survived by three children: Jason Smith (Jessica Szkody) of Lawton, Jessica (Colin) Ozanich of Kalamazoo and Colleen (Scott) Turner of Dansville; six grandchildren: Samantha, Raegan, Kaitlyn, Kayleigh, Isabella and Taylor; his mother, Betty; and a sister, Connie Cross. Thomas was preceded in passing by his beloved wife, Margaret Cross, on June 16, 2019; and his father, Willard. The family will hold a service to honor his memory at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 at the Lawrence United Methodist Church, with John Lanphear officiating. A private family burial will follow in Hicks Cemetery in Arlington Township. The family has entrusted the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, with arrangements. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at http://www.calvin-leonardfh.com.