Robert Cunningham

Obituary of Robert F. Cunningham

Robert Fletcher Cunningham of Woodland, AL, age 91, earned his heavenly wings Wednesday, January 19, 2022. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Bethel East Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Runels officiating.  Burial will follow at the adjoining cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home of Wedowee, Alabama in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at Bethel East Baptist Church beginning at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Mr. Cunningham is survived by his wife of 39 years, Betty Edalgo Cunningham; one daughter, Tina Levette of Dallas, Ga.; one son, Charles Lee Dozier of Panama City, Fl.; three grandsons, Blake Dozier of Dallas, Ga., Michael Levette of Kennesaw, Ga. and Marcus Rodrigue of Thibodaux, Louisiana; three brothers, Tom Cunningham of Wedowee, Rendell Cunningham of Fairburn, Ga. and Lester Cunningham of Pensacola, Fl.; three sisters, Mary Tarpley of Bowdon, Ga., Jean Cook of Ephesus, Ga. and Jeanette Lowery of Bowdon, Ga.

Pallbearers will be Blake Dozier, Michael Levette, Mike Bailey, Mark Levette, Joe Noles and Roy Dalrymple.  Members of the Bethel East Fire Department will serve as honorary guard.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Cunningham was born October 3, 1930, the son of Lamon and Birtha Smith Cunningham.  He was a dedicated member of Bethel East Baptist Church where he attended regularly until just recently.  He served in The United States Air Force for 12 1/2 years.  Mr. Cunningham proudly served with the Bethel East Fire Department for 40 years and laid the block for the very first station.  He also traveled many miles across the map and stood with his firemen brothers as an Honor Guard. 

Preceding Mr. Cunningham are his parents; brothers, Edward (Preacher) Cunningham and Earl Cunningham; sisters, Gertrude Parmer, Cloie Noles and Era Maude Smith; infant sisters, Louise and Dean Cunningham.

Mr. Cunningham will be missed by friends and family as he was such an active participant in his church, community and county.

Memorials may be floral or the family will welcome contributions to cover final expenses.

 

Saturday
22
January

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Bethel East Baptist Church
18990 County Road 87
Woodland, Alabama, United States
Saturday
22
January

Funeral

2:00 pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Bethel East Baptist Church
18990 County Road 87
Woodland, Alabama, United States
Saturday
22
January

Interment

2:00 pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Bethel East Baptist Church Cemetery
18990 County Road 87
Woodland, Alabama, United States