Lester Wayne Cunningham

Posted By | October 9, 2018 2:41 pm

Lester Wayne Cunningham, 71, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 6, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Mr. Cunningham was born Dec. 31, 1946, in White County, to Lester Franklin Cunningham and Betty Reba Steele Cunningham.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; his son, Kevin Brian Cunningham; a sister, Sue Caldwell; and a brother, Tommy Cunningham.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Bethena Young Cunningham, of Sparta; sons, Matthew Cunningham, Lester Wayne “Boss” Cunningham, Ted Gilkey, Carlos Young; daughters, April Faye, Leona Gribble, Christy Gibson; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce (John) Young, June (Rick) Young, Wanda (Don) Youngblood; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Oct. 10, 2018, at Hensley Chapel Baptist Church, with burial in the Young Cemetery. Ray Buster Young and Wayne Sullivan will officiate. The family will receive friends after 4 p.m., Oct. 9, at the church.

Memorials may be made to the family or Hunter Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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