Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Leonard Cunningham


January 6, 2022

June 16, 1935 ~ December 28, 2021

On the morning of December 28, 2021, Leonard Cunningham Sr. peacefully passed away at his Hohenwald home surrounded by his loving family. Leonard, 86, was born in Tulsa, OK on June 16, 1935 to the late Hugh Cameron and Aelvia Ruby Eagley Cunningham.

If there was ever a smile that no one could forget, it was the smile of Leonard. He lit up any room and was certain to leave a lasting impression. He was a kind, loving, gentle soul that was loved by all that knew him.

Leonard leaves behind his loving wife, Sheila Richards Cunningham; children, Beverly Ann (Jeff) Crist, Deborah Gail (Jim) Hardesty, Harold (Laura) Cunningham Jr., Jennifer (Jim) Potignano, and Cindy (Keith) Ayers; and two brothers, James (Tammy) Cunningham and George (Francis) Cunningham. He will also be remembered by his grandchildren, Jason (Jamie) Smith, Justin Smith, Jeffery Swearingen, B.J. Swearingen, Brittney Leftwhich, Sarah (Zack) Swinea, Mariah (Spencer) Green, and Aaron James Cunningham; and great-grandchildren, Lilly and Lexi Swinea, Jasmine Hardesty, Jackson Leftwhich, Peyton, Parker, Presley, Tyler, and Austin Smith.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cunningham was also preceded in death by his son, Gerald Cunningham; and his siblings, John Cunningham, Ruby Johnson, David Cunningham, Tommy Cunningham, and Ethel Bailey; and granddaughter, Amanda Ayers.

Services were held December 30 at General Assembly Church in Hohenwald. Debbie Landers officiated at the service.

Adair Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.


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