He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Elizabeth Couch Cress; four brothers: Earl Cress, Floyd Cress, Marsh Cress and Urchel Cress; and two sisters: Mary Hendrix and Delphia Day.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Stidham Cress, Benham; two children: Nora Elizabeth Cress, Benham; and David Bruce Cress, Mountain City, Tenn.; two grandchildren: Lara Denise Cress, Lynch; and Ashley Danielle Cress, California; and one brother, Alex Cress, Delphia.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Monday at Tri-City Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. with Bob Yaden and the Rev. Larry Board officiating.
Burial will follow at Scott Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be performed by VFW Post 5171.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.