Carlis "CJ" Cunningham, age 87, a 7-year resident of Ft. Mohave, Ariz., passed away December 22, 2012 in Mohave Valley, Ariz. He was born in Leguire, Okla. on July 13, 1925.
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CJ retired from the Los Angeles Fire Department as a captain and was a member of Local 1014 Fire Fighters Union. He was also a Merchant Marine in 1941 in the South Pacific and Aleutiain Islands.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Bobbie) Devine Williams and his father, Carl Calvin Cunningham.
CJ is survived by his wife, Joan (Jodi) Cunningham of Ft. Mohave, Ariz.; three daughters, Leslie Cunningham of Whittier, Calif., Carrie Cunningham of Sacramento, Calif., and Tuesday Cunningham-Miles of Long Beach, Calif.; sister, Elaine Cunningham Oskins of Bend, Ore.; and two grandchildren Kacee Miles and Nelson Miles.
A memorial will be held at 1:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Dimond & Sons Silver Bell Chapel, 2620 Silver Creek Road, Bullhead City, Ariz.
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Dec. 27, 2012 to Jan. 3, 2013