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Gene Cunningham

Birth
USA
Death 31 Jul 2010 (aged 81)
Virginia, USA
Burial Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 111815601 · View Source
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Gene Cunningham, Sr., age 81, a well-known resident of Abingdon, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Grace Health Care in Abingdon.

He was born January 9, 1929, in Greendale, Virginia, a son of the late Garland Cunningham and Josie Price Cunningham. He lived in the Abingdon area his entire life. He was a former employee of Columbus McKinnon and Bristol Compressors, but the love of his life was always farming. He was an avid hiker with the Appalachian Trail Club and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Roger Cunningham.

Survivors include one son, Gene Cunningham, Jr., and wife Brenda of Bristol, Virginia; one daughter, Cheryle Darlene Neeley and husband David of Salem Virginia; one sister, Katherine Thayer and husband James of Abingdon, Virginia; five grandchildren, Eric Cunningham and wife Tonya, Angela Simpson and husband Willie, Floyd Singleton, IV and wife April, Amber Eades and husband Blake, and Brooke Neeley; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Gene Cunningham, Sr. will be conducted at 5:00 P.M. Sunday, August 1, 2010, in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry A. Eggers and Pastor Junior Gobble officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 P.M. until the time of the funeral service. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 2, 2010, at Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:50 P.M. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie McConnell, Blair Keller, Jr., Bob Wolfe, Remire Deskins, and Roger White.


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  • Created by: McKenzie
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111815601
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gene Cunningham (9 Jan 1929–31 Jul 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111815601, citing Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by McKenzie (contributor 47955968) .