Joseph R. Cunningham Sr.

Joseph R. Cunningham, Sr.

Was born on June 24, 1929, to Clarence and Dovey Mae Cunningham. He was 83 years old and passed away Friday December 7, 2012 after several months of battling cancer. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War from 1951-1952 and was an Ex-POW. He was an insurance agent for 26 years for Commonwealth Life Insurance Co. retiring in 1991. He was the Past Commander of the Ex-POW Hoosier Chapter. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lela (Newton) Cunningham; children, Terry Cunningham, Tracy (Diana) Cunningham, Tami (Scott) Steele, Bruce Cunningham; daughter-in-law, Pat Cunningham; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis (James) Perry, and brother, Richard Shaw. He was preceded in death by his son, Joe Cunningham, Jr. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Flanner and Buchanan - Memorial Park , 9350 E. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN, with visitation there from Noon to 2 p.m. Burial will follow the service with military honors. Sign the online registry or leave a memory at:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 10, 2012