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David E. Cunningham


Mr. David E. Cunningham, 71, of Yulee passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Warner Center for Caring.

He was born in East Liverpool, OH on November 26, 1947. He was a son of the late John and Iverna Jacobs Cunningham. After high school he serviced in the U. S. Army and achieved the rank of Sergeant. During his time in the Army he served overseas in Vietnam and Germany.

David worked for many years at Benton Express and retired as the Shop Foreman. He was a diehard Cleveland Browns fan no matter how the season was going and loved Ohio State Buckeye football. David was also known to be a very good horseshoe player. At any gathering he would take on all comers for a game. He truly loved his family and was loved by them.

He lost his wife of 40 years, Connie in January of 2018. In addition to Connie, he was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Kenneth L. Cunningham of East Liverpool, OH.

He leaves behind his children, April M. Cunningham of Yulee and Billy Cunningham of Canton, GA; his sisters and brothers, Etta Mae Mazurek of East Liverpool, OH, Floyd E. Cunningham of Jacksonville, FL, Clyde Cunningham of Stockbridge, GA, Gary L. Cunningham of Covington, GA and Saundra c. Martin, also of Covington, GA; five grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

His family and friends will gather for a service to remember and celebrate his life on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors at 2:00 PM. Chaplain Jackie Hayes will officiate. His service in the Army will also be remembered with Military Honors at that time.


RONNY March 23, 2019
So sorry for your loss

Sandy, Gary, Clyde, Floyd and Etta Mae,
So very very sad to hear about Dave�s passing. Sue phoned me after she read the obituary in the ELO review, We then passed the information on to brother Ronnie. We talked about Dave and reminisced about the good ole� days when we used to go pick berries together with him/Sandy/Gary. We�d then use our berry money for admission to the Thompson park swimming pool. Wonderful memories of those days and the fun we had at the home of your mom and dad. Lots of memories of attending the Gardendale church too. Dave was always a considerate gentleman and a kind spirit. We know you are going to miss him tremendously, but hopefully in time the sadness will fade and your memories will bring a smile to your faces. Please know our hearts are with you. Terri Russell Criswell, Ronnie Russell, Sue Russell Reed

RYAN WHITE March 30, 2019
Mr.Dave was a very influential person in my life during my employment at Benton Express. During the time I knew Mr.Cunningham he was like a father to me during a rough period in my life. I learned a lot of vital information from Dave that helped me personally and professionally.i will always remember Mr. Dave for his courtesy and kindness he expressed towards everyone he met in his life and spoke to on a regular basis. He always looked for the best in everyone and done everything he could to help anyone in need even if they didn�t ask for it. Mrs.Connie and Mr.Dave will be truly missed.

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