Mr Cunningham died January 30, 2019 in Lakeland at age 92. He was born March 3, 1926 in Canton, KY. He came to Lakeland from Alton, IL 1965. He retired from Owens Ill. Glass Co. in 1983. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Louise Cunningham; a son Russell Cunningham; a grandson Jonathan Cunningham; and his sister Barbara Hicks.
He was a member of Victory Church in Lakeland and a former member of Heritage Baptist Church which he and his wife Louise helped start in 1978.
He is survived by his wife Viola Cunningham; son Jeff Cunningham (Cedarville, OH); daughter Julia Forbes( Lakeland); his brothers Dorris and Bob Cunningham (Morganville, KY); 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10-11AM at the Victory Church, funeral service at 11AM. Interment will follow in the Lakeland Memorial Gardens.