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Clarence Charles Cunningham

Clarence Charles Cunningham, 94, of Barberton went peacefully to be with the Lord on May 29, 2020, surrounded by the family he so adored. Clarence will always be remembered as a man devoted to his family. He was a good and loving son to his mom and dad. After returning home from the Navy, he worked in the family business, F. Cunningham and Sons Flooring for 50 years until his retirement in 1991. Clarence married his wife, Betty, in 1947. They raised their two boys, and were always dedicated to one another and family. He loved having the entire family together under his roof at every opportunity he could, especially the holidays. The get togethers will be fondly remembered by all who attended.

Clarence had many different types of families. He loved his church where he was a charter member serving the Lord with his church family since 1956. He loved bowling, golf, his cabin, and trips to Disney World with his family. He was always surrounded by friends and family as he took part in each activity and they were all like extended family to him.

Clarence was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, of 52 years; brothers, Floyd and Rich; and sister, Mary Jean. He is survived by his sons, Larry (Lee) Cunningham, David (Leslie) Cunningham; grandchildren, Scott, Tony, and Thomas; and 5 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Patsy Cunningham and Elsie Gilchrist; and brother-in-law, Vern SirLouis.

The family would like to thank Dr. Valore and her staff for their great care of Clarence and Crossroads Hospice for their compassion in caring for him.

A private family service will be held with interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. A live stream of the service can be viewed below beginning Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:00 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make a donation to Crossroads Hospice (https://crhcf.org/donate, Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, 10810 E. 45th St. Suite 300 Tulsa, OK 74146) in memory of Clarence; and sign the online guest book here on his Tribute Wall above.

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Thinking of you and your families during this difficult time. Your Dad lived a long and happy life and enjoyed so many special times with his sons. Hold on to those memories and find peace. Larry and Peggy Greiner

Larry Greiner Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathy over your loss. Clarence was a true gentleman, and all who knew him will miss him greatly.

John & Vicky Lyons Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

Thanks Jim for the kind words. He was my hero, idol, and role model. I have always respected him for what an amazing person he was. I also wanted you to know that there were many times in my life that I thought about you and your family and all the fun we had as kids. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that you meant something to me because I have great childhood memories.

David Cunningham Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

Vicki and Charlie,

I couldnt have said it any better. Boy, I wish I was more like him. I have so much respect and love for him, its going to be hard to let him go for real, but he will always be thought of and loved in my heart. It also makes me over joyed because he is in heaven with my mother and with Jesus, and many other people he loved.

David Cunningham Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

I went to your church with my dad when I came to visit him. I remember sitting near you and you always talked with him

David Cunningham Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

I knew your father well when I worked for my dad before moving to Pittsburgh. He was a very special man also, and I always liked to be around him.

David Cunningham Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

Thanks for the kind words. He loved everyone that he got to know, and all of your family(Gilcrests). Your mother lived with my mom and dad at one time. He was a very respected and well liked kind sole. Thanks again for the kind words.

David Cunningham Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

We would like to send our deepest condolences to Clarence's family for their loss. My father was a member of the Cunningham & Sons family for many years and he provided our family with a sense of security due to his integrity. He will be missed.

Family of Bill Wilkinson ("Wilkie")

Wilkinson Family Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Clarence was such a sweet man, and I will miss him. To me, he was always kind and interested. He had an optimistic spirit, and offered wisdom gently. I feel so lucky to have run into him at his ballpark birthday party downtown, and wish I could be there to hug everyone and celebrate his wonderful life. I'll be with you in spirit, watching the service from CT. Lots of love, Brandee (Coleman) Gilmore and Family

Brandee Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clarence Cunningham

Hip and Minnie Wong Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

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