Published 8:49 pm Tuesday, June 22, 2021

John P. Cross, 76 of Atlanta, died June 9, 2021.

Mr. Cross was born in Brantley, Al and was the son of the late Emmett O’Neal Cross and Frances Odell Pollard Cross.

John was a very accomplished man and education was key to him. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Troy University and his Master’s Degree in History from the University of Alabama with minors in geography and Spanish.

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Mr. Cross traveled completely around the world and visited every continent including Antarctica and more than seventy countries.

John enjoyed a successful career as a textbook salesman. He was also an accomplished author and wrote the books, “Just Go!”, Todos Santos and Baja Mexico” and “Costa Rica: The Pura Vida Country”.

The funeral service was Wednesday, June 16 at H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel located at 173 Allen Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Friends were received beginning at noon. Interment followed at Arlington Memorial Park. Reception followed the burial at H.M Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel.