Feb. 20, 2007 Beverly Hills McLennan County Texas, USA
Emmett M. Cunningham, Jr., 78, of Beverly Hills, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption with Father Thomas as celebrant. The rosary will be recited at 9:40 a.m. Friday at the church. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at OakCrest Funeral Home.
Emmett was born in Paris, Texas, to Emmett and Charlotte "Lottie" McFatridge Cunningham, Sr. He married Phyllis Hopkins on Jan. 7, 1953, in Paris, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a bus driver for Greyhound Lines for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 1358, the St. Mary's Men Club, Pro-Life Waco, and a life member of the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Cunningham; sons, David Cunningham and wife, Susan, of Woodway, and Daniel Cunningham, of Waco; daughter, Mary Cunningham Wolfe, of Lorena; brother, Bill Cunningham and wife, Mattie; grandchildren, Joshua Cunningham and wife, Nikki, and Justin and Jeffrey Cunningham, all of Waco, and Robert "R.J." Wolfe, Michael Wolfe, and Christopher Wolfe, all of Lorena; and great-grandchildren, Tristan, Taylor, and Trace, all of Willis.