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Harry R. Cunningham, age 80, of Mountain City, Tennessee and formerly of Northern Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center with his family at his side.
Harry was born on August 8, 1935 to the late David and Myrtle Cunningham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Harry served in the United States Air Force for nine years, worked in the restaurant business for 30+ years and has served as a Pastor for the past 20 years.
Harry was a member of Roan Creek Baptist Church of Mountain City, TN.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Heck Cunningham of Mountain City, TN; daughters and sons-in-law: Vickie and Steve Green of Kingsport, TN, Sheila and Tim Wakefield of Burlington, ME and Cheryl and Daren Nester of Woodbridge, VA; grandchildren: Rebekah and husband Joshua Nelson, Tyler and wife Nikki Wakefield, and Abigail Nester; great-grandson, Nathanael Nelson; sister, Nancy Morris and husband Nolan; brother, Danny Cunningham and wife Karen; sisters-in-law, Lois Snyder, Betty Cunningham and Annette Cunningham; brother-in-law, Bob Heck and wife Melinda, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Roan Creek Baptist Church followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor David Hankal officiating. Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard followed at the Phillippi Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials in Harry’s memory be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312, the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N., Mountain City, TN 37683 or the Roan Creek Baptist Church, 639 Lumpkin Branch Rd, Mountain City, TN 37683
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 168 Oakview Street, Mountain City, TN 37683
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The family of Harry R. Cunningham has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.