Born: Wednesday Mar 24, 1937

Died: Friday Mar 2, 2018


Kenneth Byron Cruise, Sr.

March 24, 1937 - March 2, 2018

Kenneth Byron Cruise, Sr., 80, of  332 Daniel Adkins Street in Eden, passed away Friday morning, March 2, 2018, at Jacob's Creek Nursing and Rehab Center in Madison.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, March 5th, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Overlook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening, 6 - 8 PM, at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Mr. Cruise was born March 24, 1937 in Leaksville, NC to the late Payton Pete Cruise and Alpha Williams Cruise.   He was a very active member of First United Methodist Church in Draper.  He worked for over 40 years for Smith & Lane Appliance Company and later owned and operated Cruise Appliance Repair.  Mr. Cruise enjoyed automobiles and spending time with is wife.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Medre Adkins Cruise of the home;  son, Kenneth "Barry" Cruise, Jr. and wife, Tina of Stoneville;  grandchildren, Christopher Brian Cruise of Eden and Kendra Cruise-Holley and husband, Caleb of Danville, VA;  great-grandchild, Hayley Cruise;  sister, Lucy Bradford of Eden;  and several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Wray, Evelyn Vernon, Dorothy Cruise, and Vergie Shively;  and brothers, Melvin and Payton Cruise.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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Words can not express my deep condolences to the family. We all loved Kenny so much. All of you are in my heart and prayers.
Hilda Shockley Jones

Medre, we didn't know each other in high school, but when I read your husband's obituary I remembered that there was a Medre Adkins a couple of years behind me in school. Please accept my sympathy and condolences for your loss. God bless. Jim Adkins, TCHS class of 1954
James Adkins

Mrs.Cruise & Family,we are very sorry to hear of Mr. Cruise's passing. He was the best appliance man in the county.Praying for you and your family.
David & Phyllis Hall

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Keeping you in prayer. Deepest Sympathy
Carolyn Lancaster

Medre, Barry, Tina and rest of family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was loved by everyone that knew him. He always had a smile for everyone and a wonderful sense of humor. He was so faithful to his church and always willing to work and volunteer anyway he could help. He will surely be missed by us all. Love and prayers to family.
Shirley Worsham

Medra, Barry, Tina, Brian,Kendra and the entire Cruise family. We are so sorry to hear of Kenny's death. Kenny will be greatly missed at the Church and community. Sorry we could not be at the funeral home tonight. Will be praying for all of you in the coming days! Love to all of you!
Martha Stultz

Kenny was one of the pillars of our church , faithful servant of the Lord and a true friend. We loved him and he will be truly missed! Prayers to all the family.
bob & Melvene Boone

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