Richard Jackson Cunningham age 82, Passed away on Tuesday, November 22nd,2016. What was supposed to be a joyous 60th anniversary with his beloved wife Laura Cunningham. The lord Had different plans.
Richard was born October 19th,1934 in West Union, West Virginia.
He was the only child of Paul and Lessie Cunningham.
He lived an adventurous life, He was always eager to work, learn and teach. After being in the Marine Core, He then married his wife Laura Robinson in 1960. He provided for his family with countless of jobs and skills, from working in nursing homes with his mother In Nebraska, Then worked as maintenance man for a hospital in California, He then opened his own business in the plumbing field which was successful for 20 plus years in California.
And eventually moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1999 where he worked until 2011 then retired.
While being a work-a-holic, he Also had a growing Family of 5 kids. He is survived by his oldest daughter Robin LeMesurier, His oldest son Richard Cunningham, His youngest son, Paul And his daughter in law Michelle Cunningham. He had countless of grandchildren And great-grand children all over the country, 5 of them with him the day of his transition.
He is Proceeded into his transition By Parents Paul and Lessie. Also his two Daughters Kim Wimberly, And Kellie Best, Both of whom Passed in the last 18 months. And his Grandson Nathan.
There will be a private memorial for Richard At the Cunningham Residence
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Dearest Laura you and Richard were my adopted parents since Jr High and I can’t thank you enough for getting me through those tough teenage years. Richard (Dad) sold me my first car, he was such a great father figure, stern when he needed to be but mostly with us girls a softy.Kim and Kellie are going to be welcoming Dad with open arms and as much as we are going to miss him we must remember, he is no longer suffering, he is at peace with his girls and he is watching over us. I love you Dad and will miss you so much, hug my sisters, we miss them so much!Rest in peace until we meet again.