Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 4, 2013

L.D. Cunningham


— L.D. Cunningham, 84, Avon Park, Fla. and formerly of rural Urbana, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Royal Care Nursing Center, Avon Park. He was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Kokomo to P.P. “Dick” and Pearl (Frybarger) Cunningham.

L.D. was a Clay Township (Howard County) High School graduate and a U.S. Army veteran. He married Naomi Lovelace Sept. 22, 1948, in Kokomo.

He was a retired farmer and also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Florida. He also sold seed corn for Funks and Callahan Seed Corn Cos.

L.D. was a charter member of the Urbana Lions Club. He lived in Florida the past 30 years, coming from Wabash County.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi Cunningham, Avon Park; three children, Karen (Brad) Eads, rural Urbana, Rhonda (Ron) Baer, rural Wabash, and Rex (Karen) Cunningham, Avon Park; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Cunningham; and his sister, Mary Swope.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, is in charge of arrangements.

The preferred memorial is Urbana Lions Club or the charity of the donor’s choice. The memorial guest book for L.D. may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.