William H. Cunningham
1932 - 2013
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HAMPTON - William Harvey "Bill" Cunningham, 80, resident of Hampton, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on November 13, 1932, the son of Frank C. and Mariam H. Cunningham. He was a Peninsula resident for over 65 years. Bill graduated from Newport News High School in 1950. After serving in the United States Army, as military police man for two years, he worked at AMOCO Oil Refinery and retired after thirty years of service. Bill, known to his loved ones as "Pop," was a man of God, a proud patriot and a loyal Redskins' fan. He spent his life helping and serving others: providing relief for Storm victims, feeding the homeless, a driver for Meals-On-Wheels, and working with "Nights' Welcome" with his church, Northampton Presbyterian Church, where he was a faithful member for over fifty years. He was always there to lend a helping hand and a beautiful smile to whomever he met. William was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Joyce P. Cunningham and by his son, William A. "Chip" Cunningham. Bill is survived by his son, Charles H. Cunningham and his wife Maria B. Cunningham, their children; Catie, Billy, Virginia, Jesse, Caroline, Vicky, Jack, Michael, Patrick and Lucy. Daughter-in-law, Kathyrn D. Cunningham and daughters: Erin Hays and Carole-Anne Cunningham, and four great grandchildren. Family and friends will gather for visitation from 5 to 6:30 pm on Sunday, February 24, at Northampton Presbyterian Church. A funeral service will be held by Pastor Don Neighbours at 11 am on Monday, February 25, at Northampton Presbyterian Church with a graveside service immediately following at Parklawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations may be made to Northampton Presbyterian Church: 1217 Todds Ln. Hampton, VA.

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Published in Daily Press on Feb. 23, 2013.
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March 2, 2013
Mr. Cunningham was a wonderful friend to our family while growing up. I have fond memories of our scout camping trips and beach adventures. He was always willing to help others and loved serving the Lord. He was a great role model for all the young men in our neighborhood and church family. He will be greatly missed, but know that he is loving the mansion Mrs. C picked for them. I know it is beside my mother's mansion as that is what they always talked about. I pray for Chuck and his family and Kathy and Carole-Anne. Mr. C hold a special place in my heart and hope that I can only be half the man and christian he was.
Steven Mills
February 25, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Cunnimgham family. lwill miss Bill, From your neighbor at 3314 Driftwood Drive Joyce Scott
joyce scott
February 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family...I have known him for many years growing up in the church and he was a lovely man who will be missed...god bless
Amanda Topping
February 23, 2013
Words fail but our hearts break with you at your loss. God bless the family and friends of such a good, Godly man.
Tommy Hopper
February 23, 2013
My sincere sympathy to the Cunningham family, I had been cleaning Bill's teeth. He is one of my very favorite patients. I have 4 children and Bill would always remember each of them and ask about them every time he came in. I will miss his kindness and big heart!
Amy Marlowe
February 23, 2013
My deepest sympathy to Pop's family. He is in Heaven with God and the Angels. Tks Kathy for taking such great care of Pop.
Barb Murphy
February 23, 2013
Goodbye to a wonderful neighbor. God bless him and his family.
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