David Cunningham
1950 - 2020

David Allen Cunningham

January 18, 1950 – September 26, 2020

David Allen Cunningham went to heaven to be with Jesus, September 26, 2020. He was born in Eugene, Oregon, on January 18, 1950 to William Leo and Shirlie Kay Cunningham (Worrell). David has a sister and two brothers.

David served in the US Army and the US Marine Corps Reserve. He left the service with an Honorable discharge including EPTS.

Most of his employment was as a "carnie", driving truck, maintenance and setting up on Carnival sights.

David met and married his wife of 25 years, Susan Anne Shelley, whom he led to the Lord. Together they did home Bible study and enjoyed the Willamette Community Church family under lead pastor Scott Miller. David's love and purpose was witnessing to others about the love of Jesus and giving and helping wherever he could. He never met a stranger.

David was an active member of a home Bible Study group and there he met Lee Eick and Mike Aiken. In David's declining, years these two men stepped up serving in many roles throughout David's challenges. That is God's love in action.

David liked gardening. For example: he was given a large Avocado and saved the seed, putting it in water till it grew roots. He then planted it outside near their home in Albany, Oregon. When it was getting cold; he protected it with clear plastic and it grew one more year before the frost. It must have been six feet or so. Also, David liked wood working, making flower pots, stage coach, and toys etc. which he sold or gave away.

David's Military Honor Guard service will be held at the Willamette National Cemetery, Friday, October 30th, 2020, at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes will be placed in a Columbarium. Because of Covid-19, we will sit in our cars for the service. AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home handled the arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).

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Published by Albany Democrat-Herald on Oct. 20, 2020.
Willamette National Cemetery
Funeral services provided by:
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I did not know David, but after reading his obituary I felt I needed to send a message of love and admiration To those of you close to him. I was born the same year as he was, and to read of all the good that he did and all of the good that he was is so inspiring. Bless you all, and how lucky you were to of known him!
October 21, 2020
I drove cab in albany for anytime taxi. Its who david called when he wasn't riding his bike. Right after i i started working for anytime i had giving david a handful of rides and he called me and i was really busy. I told him it would be like two hours. He said that was fine. I asked where he was going he told me oh just down BY the hospital. I didnt think nothing of it because he said by the hospital no to the hospital. I finally get to him about an hour and half later. He gets in and i say how are you today sir. He say oh not to good i think im having a heart attack. I looked at him like are you kidding me and said what did you just say. He laughs at me and say i took 2 nitros before i called you and i have taking another four more waiting so i think im having a heart attack. I went the fastest i have ever gone to the er. The whole time telling him next time say that wen you call or idk call 911 not wait almost 2 hours for a cab. Or call a different cab company. He told me its not that big of a deal and he would never call any other cab company. It makes me sad to have seen this today. My heart goes out to his wife and family. RIP good sir. It was my pleasure to have gotten to know you.
Katrina Wilson
October 20, 2020