Bill and Sally tied the knot on July 29, 1967, in Sturgis.The newlyweds moved to Stoneville, SD, where Bill worked for his father.
After the family moved back to Sturgis, Bill ranched with his father and worked at Wheeler Lumber and Bridge in Whitewood, SD. In 1985, Bill opened up his welding and repair shop at the family home.
For the last 22 years, Bill and his son, Clay, have been running CMW/Equi Racks. He and his beautiful bride celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 29, 2017.
He was able to figure out problems from household to machinery, to ranching, to kids.
If there was a problem, Bill always tried to handle it.
I’ve been in an amazing new relationship for about 8 months now.
Billy was born February 9, 1949, in Ogallala, NE, to Burt and Margaret "Polly" Cross.
Then the young couple moved to work at the 2 Rivers Ranch before moving back to Stoneville.
In 1975, Bill and Sally, along with Seth and Clay, moved to the old Hardy place on Alkali.
He attended school there until they bought a place near Sturgis, SD.
Bill then attended school in Sturgis where he met his high school sweetheart, Sally Hardy.
He was a member of the Sturgis Rodeo Booster Club from 1984-1994, and was a State Director of the High School Rodeo Association from 1984-1995. His nieces and nephews couldn't get enough of Uncle Bill, no matter how gruff they thought he was.