Funeral Services for Henry Kenneth Cunnyngham, age 92 of Pike, were held Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at Cross Pointe Baptist Church with Ed Long officiating. Burial followed in the Pike Cemetery. Cunnyngham passed away at Homestead of McKinney on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
Cunnyngham was born Oct. 20, 1919, in Blue Ridge, the son of Elbert Alton and Selma Carlton Cunnyngham. He married Leona Mae Vandagriff in August of 1945 in Pike. He worked in road construction as a motor grader operator retiring from Collin County. He also worked as a farmer and rancher, enjoying raising and training horses. He was a very active member of the Cross Pointe Baptist Church, the Leonard Riding Club and the American Legion. He served his country as a member of the United States Army.
He is survived by his sister, Ara Walker of Blue Ridge, as well numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Era Cunnyngham, and two brothers, Glen and Horice Ivyl Cunnyngham.
Family visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 25, from 5-8 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel in Leonard. Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of Leonard was in charge of arrangements. An online guest register is available at www.TJMFuneral.com.
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