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CUNNINGHAM Haines S. Cunningham, Sr. (Tony) went to heaven on December 4, 2012. He was born February 6, 1929. He was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, FL but spent much time enjoying the family land in White Oak, GA and the lake in Crescent City, FL. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He was a founder of the San Souci Baseball Association and the Catholic Youth Organization and an avid fan of Bishop Kenny Baseball. He spent many years as a referee and umpire. He served his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from St. Joseph Academy at 7th & Market. He retired from the JEA with 32 years of service. He is a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Jacksonville and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Crescent City. He had a giving heart and always had time for others. His holiday was the Fourth of July with a huge celebration bringing together his love of God, family and country. He is predeceased by his parents Hilliard S. Cunningham and Lula Mae Buie Cunningham, grandchildren Christine Baroni, Lisa Stephens and Josh Cunningham. He is survived by Rita, his lifelong friend and loving wife of over 61 years. Children - Nanette Rund (Tom Porwoll), Diane Stephens (Charles), Stanley Cunningham, Jr. (Gail) and Tommy Cunningham (Michelle). Grandchildren Chris Stephens (Christina), Jennifer Crane (Neville), Kim Murphy (Shaun), Summer Bush (Colton), Haines Cunningham, III (Arielle), Kathryn Porwoll, Tommy Cunningham, Jr., Christina Cunningham and Megan Cunningham. Great grandchildren Connor and Callie Stephens, Shaun and Jack Murphy, Jacob and Hannah Cunningham, Shaila Smith, Jonathan Crane and baby Bush soon to come. He is also survived by a large extended family and numerous lifelong friends. A Celebration of the Mass will be on Saturday, December 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church. Interment with military honors will be held at St. Mary's at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Corey-Kerlin , 940 Cesery Blvd on Friday, December 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or Assumption Church Tuition Assistance. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2012
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