Jim Cunningham Sr.
By Kim Swindell Wood | November 30, 2016 6:34 am
Last Updated: November 30, 2016 at 6:36 am
Jim Cunningham Sr., 65, of the Johnson Chapel Community, passed away Nov. 16, 2016, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mr. Cunningham was born Sept. 6, 1951.
He was a Baptist and owner of Smithport Cabinet Company.
Mr. Cunningham was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Eugene Cunningham and Pauline Cunningham.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Laverne Luna Cunningham, of Sparta; one daughter, Renee Cunningham, of Sparta; three sons, Bruce (Sherrill) Cunningham, of Smithville, Gene Cunningham, John (Rebecca Ann) Cunningham, all of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Gene Cunningham, of Sparta, Traci Cunningham, of Smithville, Josh (Amanda) Cunningham, of Sparta, Rachel Cunningham, of Smithville, Kevin Cunningham, of Sparta, Chelsie (Kenneth) Colwell, of Smithville, Meagan Cunningham, of Smithville; 11 great- grandchildren, Skyler, Paityn, Addison, Illa, Gemma, Gabriel, Carsen, Layla, Paisley, Asnley, and baby-to-be; three brothers, Lester (Barbara) Cunningham, of Sparta, George (Martha) Cunningham, of Smithville, Robert Cunningham, of Sparta; three sisters, Janice (Harold) Dodson, Linda (Jim) Michetti, Treva (David) Timmons, all of Sparta; and special friends, Randy Caplinger, Dan Evans, John Daniels, Dan Jose, Dennis Hughes, Skip Dean, Billy Lackey and Harold Lewis Luna.
The funeral was 2 p.m., Nov. 20, 2016, at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Smithville, with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. Cory Price, John Cunningham, Danny Parker and Alton Colwell officiated.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Smithville, was in charge of arrangements.