James E Cunningham

1950 - 2021




James E. Cunningham, Sr., 70, of London, died Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Born November 4, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Sherman and Clara (Edley) Cunningham.

He had a love for classic, old-school cars and horses, and enjoyed detailing his vehicles in all his free time.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by children James (Jessica) Cunningham, Jr., Chad (Stefanie) Cunningham, Jamie Peterson, Jephtha VanDunk, Erica Mock, Calvin Cunningham, Johnathen Heatherly, and Zachariah Cunningham; grandchildren Isaiah, Julian, Gabriel, Karly, Jalen, Jayda, Kailee, Kyra, Korren, Devin, Rayen, Malik and Malcolm; great-grandchildren Javen, Roen, and Kingston. Sisters Donna (Ed) Wade, Charlene Jones, Betty McCauley, and Phyllis Cosby; close friends Johnny, Tony, Larry and Joe.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by son Gabriel Cunningham and brother-in-laws JD McCauley and Gilbert Jones.

A celebration of life will be scheduled in the future.

The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to

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Becky Rogers

March 25, 2021 5:34 PM

Jimmy was one of the coolest friend I’ve had for over 35 years. Always treated my family as family. My kids and his kids grew up together. Gabriel was Rickys best friend. We went through losing Dell in a horrible accident.
So many awesome memories of playing wiffleball. Back when it began in London. His daughter hit that ball over the “green monster” we all had good times on the ball field.
He caught the biggest catfish I ever seen out of Lake Choctaw. It had a giant head. He took a picture of a cigarette in its mouth. 😂
He raised amazing children. A sign of a good father is the children he raised.
He will be missed by many and missed greatly by the Rogers/ Pitts family.
RIP my friend. ❤️

Brenda and Mike Sullivan

March 19, 2021 7:46 AM

So sorry to hear this. Jim was a wonderful person. We lost a great man. Prayers for his family he loved so much.

Donald Cain

March 16, 2021 4:51 PM

Lots of good memories hanging out with Jim many times from the 70s and on. Dog whisperer, horse whisperer, spade player, ball player and good friend. Too many laughs and good times to count. He will surely be missed. Our condolences to the family.

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March 16, 2021 9:45 AM

With loving memories of James, we are sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with Love, Ted, Tina, Steve Deneca / Hackworth Family

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Brenda and Buddie Weaver

March 16, 2021 8:26 AM
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Dearest Cunningham Family,  God Bless You!! May His Peace and Presence Cover you.  Jim is in the Presence of the Lord.  Great is His Faithfulness.  To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.  We are surrounded by 'that Great Cloud of Witnesses' which he has joined.  Safe in the Arms of Jesus.  
Our sincere condolences. 
Love and Prayers. 

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