Orville E. Cunningham, 87, of Hopedale, died Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the Trinity West Emergency Room in Steubenville, Ohio. He was born May 6, 1935 in Kenwood, Ohio a son of the late Ernest Jackson and Viola Belle Nichols Cunningham.
He was a retired laborer at TRW and PCC in Minerva and attended the Hopedale Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Hopedale American Legion.
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents; by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Ridgeway Cunningham; his daughter, Brenda Cunningham Phillips; 3 brothers: John, James and Walter Cunningham and a sister, Thelma Harris.
Surviving are his children: Connie Lynn (Carl) Cook of Wintersville and Orville E. Cunningham of Kenwood; grandchildren: Carissa (Keith) Henry of Steubenville, Chalisa (Zac) VanKirk of Richmond, Laura Beckett of Coshocton, Crystal Beckett of Cadiz and Rebecca Beckett of Newcomerstown; 17 great grandchildren; a sister, Linda Sowers of Kenwood; a brother-in-law, John (Cheryl) Ridgeway of Cadiz; son-in-law, Mark Phillips of Pleasant Grove; and his former daughter-in-law, Daphne Strickland of Amsterdam; sister-in-law, Beverly Ridgeway of Holton City, Texas and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Chrissy Cunningham who was like a daughter to him.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz with Dean Blythe officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing, Ohio. Military honors will be conducted by Hopedale American Legion at the funeral home at Noon on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopedale Church of Christ, P.O. Box 266, Hopedale, Ohio 43976.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland-barr.com