Nathan Cunningham

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Obion, with burial following in Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Obion.
Friends may call at the church 5-8 p.m. Friday. Cryer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis; or Obion Chapel United Methodist Church in care of Cathy Orr, 3134 West Hwy. 21, Hornbeak, TN 38232.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Hooper, Larry Albright, Paul Albright, Heath Cunningham, Wyatt Cunningham, Bryan Hastings, James Raymond Davis and Jerron Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Steve Carr, Terry Ledbetter, Junior Deal, Parks Thurman and Nicky Sadler.
The Rev. Jimmy Calhoun will officiate, assisted by the Revs. Jamie Parker, Carr and Walter Asher.
He was born July 27, 1930, in Obion, son of the late George Reeves and Eula Beatrice (Sadler) Cunningham. He was a farmer and a dozer operator and was the Obion County sheriff from 1972-78 and 1982-1990. Between these dates, he served as a deputy sheriff. He was the 1978 president of the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association and was a member of Obion Chapel United Methodist Church. He was also a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany as a medic.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mable (Davis) Cunningham; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Cathy Cunningham and David and Gay Cunningham, all of Obion; three grandchildren, Dana (Cunningham) Parker of Chattanooga, Heath Cunningham of Troy and Nita Katherine “Katey” (Cunningham) Hastings of Obion; five great-grandchildren, Emily Parker and Jerron Parker, both of Chattanooga, Nathan Wyatt Cunningham and Kane Cunningham, both of Troy, and Layne Stover of Obion; and five sisters, Beatrice Spencer of Union City, Marie Moss and Lydia Cunningham, both of Ripley, Scarlett Maness of Lakeland and Susan Curry of McKenzie.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Sam Cunningham; and three sisters, Brenda Glassman, Littlie Ross and Fannie Deal.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.cryerfuneralhome.com.

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