Forest “Paul” Cunningham

Forest “Paul” Cunningham, 96, went home to be with his Lord Jan. 14. He was born in Calhoun County, West Virginia, but lived most of his life in Norton. Paul was a veteran of World War II serving in the Medical Unit and received a Purple Heart. He and sons owned and operated The Cunningham and Sons Construction Company. He was a member of the Norton Baptist Church over 50 years and a member of D.A.V., Wayfarer Lodge 789 F&AM and Copley Norton Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Zee Cunningham; wife of 70 years, Virginia “Jenny”; son, Michael; sisters, Peggy and Ernestine; brothers, Eugene, Harry, Pete and Bud. Paul was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his loving and cherished family; son, Don (Kathy); daughter-in-law, Lynn; grandchildren, Chad (Monica) and their children, Wesley and Corbin; Eric (Susan) and their children, Cayden and Tristan; Matthew (Jessica) and their children, Travis and Gracie and Kevin and his children, Carter and Colton; brother and sister-in-law, William (Mary Ellen); sister-in-law, Janet Chadock; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and his four-legged grandchildren, “Toby” and “Mick”. Paul’s funeral service will be Friday, Jan 17 at 10 a.m. at the Campfield Hickman Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton 44203 with Pastor Aaron Varner officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service Friday.  In lieu of flowers donations shall be made to Norton Baptist Church, 4239 Cleveland Massillon Road, Norton, OH 44203.

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