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 Arnison Jay Cunningham

Arnison Jay Cunningham

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Death 25 Apr 2007 (aged 80)
Burial Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 19137396 · View Source
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Jay Cunningham was born March 2, 1927, the son of Arnison and Eva Cox Cunningham, descendants of pioneer Glasscock County families. Jay graduated from Garden City High School in 1944, attended Draughnís business school, and then enlisted in the Navy at age 17. He proudly served his country as a Pharmacist mate 3rd class, was discharged in 1946, and attended Texas Tech University.

Jay was the proud owner of Jay's Farm & Ranch Store in Big Spring, Texas. He retired in 1995 and moved to The Woodlands, Texas in 2001. He loved God and his family above all things. Jay was a man of integrity and dealt fairly with everyone. He loved life, was a joyful person, and was happiest working in his garden and doing projects. He will be remembered for his sunny outlook on life, his patience, gentleness and kindness to everyone. He was beloved by his family and friends, and will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and survived by his wife of 55 years, Milli; children: Mike and Alice Cunningham, Marilyn and Jeff Fortezzo, James and Brenda Cunningham, Lara and Lee Gillen; grandchildren: Erin and Preston Cunningham, Andrew Cunningham, Jason Fortezzo, Alyssa and Graham Fleming, Josh Cunningham, Stephanie Cunningham, Haley and Morgan Wright, Brooke Gillen; step grandchildren: Mark and Marissa Gillen, and one great grandchild, Ellie Cunningham; siblings: Phin, Phelps, Sara, Dale, Emma, and Charlie. He leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

There will be a visitation from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2007 at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home, 906 Gregg St. Big Spring, TX 79721. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 30th at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch chapel followed by a graveside service at the Garden City Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday May 19th at the Crossroads Baptist Church, 6565 Research Forest Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77381.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Jayís honor to Odyssey Health Care, 233 I-45N Conroe, TX 77301; Crossroads Baptist Prayer Ministry, or to your charity of choice.


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  • Created by: Janice Williams Langley
  • Added: 29 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19137396
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arnison Jay Cunningham (2 Mar 1927–25 Apr 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19137396, citing Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Janice Williams Langley (contributor 46826182) .