Grady R. Cunningham

November 14, 1926 - December 8, 2014
Grady R. Cunningham

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Grady R. Cunningham, 88, of Fletcher, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Elizabeth House.

He was a son of the late Nelson P. and Viola Ward Cunningham and was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Graden B. Cunningham.

He was a resident of Henderson County most of his life and owned the Gulf Station in Fletcher, later managing a Budget Rent-A-Car. Upon his retirement he worked at Orchard Trace Golf Course and drove cars for a local dealership.

Our dad was passionate about his family, the Fletcher Fire Department, where he was a lifetime member, Boy Scouts, golfing, and telling jokes. He was a member of Fletcher United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Mae Cunningham; daughters, Cindy Drake and husband Burney of Shelby, and Jeanie Long and husband Russ of Fletcher; grandchildren, Kelly Hall and husband Joey, Bryan Drake and wife Shannon, and Carrie Drake; great-grandchildren, Will, Justin and Kyle Hall, and Lily and Morgan Drake; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2 PM, Monday, December 15, 2014 at Fletcher United Methodist Church with Dr. Steven Ray officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to: Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Meals-on-Wheels, Council on Aging, 105 King Creek Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 28792.


Monday, December 15, 2014
12:00 AM

Fletcher First United Methodist Church - Directions
50 Library Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

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  • December 11, 2014
    Sandy & Mike Lewis says:
    Expressions of Sympathy Sandy & Mike Lewis has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

  • December 11, 2014
    Sandy & Mike Lewis says:
    Thinking of you, Juanita, Jeannie, Cindy and your families. Peace be yours during your time of grief.

  • December 11, 2014
    Rex and Rosa Lewis says:
    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Cunningham's passing, You are all in our prayers at this difficult time. God Bless.

  • December 12, 2014
    Judy Wallace says:
    Precious family...what a wonderful man Grady is. Heaven will be better with his arrival. I have known both Juanita and Grady since Juanita and I worked together years ago at First Federal. May God bless your family and keep them safe in His Hands. With love and respect, Judy Wallace, (Mr. B's daughter)

  • December 12, 2014
    Katherine & Harry Lockaby says:
    We are saddened to hear of Grady's passing. What a wonderful man he was, and always so much fun to be around. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for strength for the days ahead. God bless you !