Richard W. Cunningham

January 11, 1949 - April 21, 2018
Richard W. Cunningham

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Richard Wayne “Dick” Cunningham, 69, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, at home with family.

He was born January 11, 1949, a son of the late James W. and G. Louise (Hoffman) Cunningham. Dick was a proud U.S. Marine Veteran, a member of the First Christian Church of Wolf Run, the N.R.A. and A.S.P.C.A. He loved to go shooting and his animals, Maggie and Cooper, but above all he loved his family and deeply enjoyed his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Velma Rose (McDiffitt) Cunningham; one brother, William Doug Cunningham and his sister, Alta Jean Wright.

Dick is survived by his four children, Ken (Melissa) Cunningham, Rochelle Cunningham, Chris Barrett, and Mandy (Jeremy) Conner; four brothers, James “Bud” (Marylyn) Cunningham, Larry Joseph (Natalie) Cunningham, Carl Mitchell (Laura) Cunningham and Robert Terry (Chris) Cunningham; three brother-in-laws, Gary Wright, Clyde (Karen) McDiffitt and Roger (Linda) McDiffitt; four grandchildren, Emalee, Kyle, Kody and Tegan; four sisters-in-laws, Vivian McDiffitt, Daisy (Charles) Wendt, Violet (George) Pelley and Crystal (Russ) Covey and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 27, 2018 for a Memorial Gathering from 10am until the time of service at 11am at CARE Funeral Cremation Service, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville, WV. Interment will be held a later date at the convenience of the family.

A luncheon will be held following the Memorial Service, at the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter in C/O

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  • April 22, 2018
    Roberta lit a candle:
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  • April 22, 2018
    John and Maria Bires says:
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family

  • April 22, 2018
    Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Richard Wayne Cunningham, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, Richard Wayne Cunningham, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

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