Randall Lee Cunningham

Randall Lee Cunningham, Sr. was born July 20, 1956, at Stormont-Vail Health Center in Topeka, Kansas. He was born premature, weighing 2 lbs 14 oz. and was known to be a fighter throughout his life. He was a Christian, Cub Scout leader, little league baseball coach and NASCAR fan. Randy was a Vietnam-era veteran. He achieved his associates degree from Kaw Area VoTech in Autobody Repair. Through his life, Randy was a gourmet chef, caretaker at Forest Park Retreat Center, groundskeeper at Dornwood Baseball Park, and owned his own body shop. After battling COPD for many years, he passed away on December 19, 2014, at the age of 58. He will be remembered and cherished forever.

Randy was preceded in death by his father Robert Cunningham, brother Dan Landis and sister Cindy Cunningham. He is survived by his mother Mary F. (Shaver) Cunningham and sister Joyce E. Kessler. He was a loving husband to Susan L. Cunningham. They had five children: Randall L. Cunningham, Jr. and his wife Kristin, Jonathan M. Cunningham, Moriah J. Cunningham, Christina M. Cunningham, and Robert E.N. Cunningham, and three grandchildren, all from the Topeka area.

The family will welcome guests at noon on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Silver Lake United Methodist Church, 204 Madore. Randy’s celebration service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Internment will be at the Silver Lake Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of choice.


  1. Nan & Bill Lloyd on December 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts.

  2. D. Norton on December 28, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    My condolences to you now and in the days ahead. May you find comfort in knowing that your tears and sorrow are not going unnoticed by the Almighty. . Psalms 34:18 shows he is “near to those that are broken at heart and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” Death is currently an enemy but not forever (Isa. 25:8 – He will swallow up death forever…And…will wipe away the tears from all faces.”
    But until that time, I hope you are able to fondly reminisce on your wonderful, happy days. Take care

  3. Don Payne on December 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    My family and I send our heartfelt condolences. I all ways admired his knowledge, effort and ingenuity as our Webelos leader in our Cub Scout Pack 500
    He will be missed
    Don, Sheryl, Liza & Zach Payne

  4. Kay Dobbs on December 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Susan, my prayers are with you and the children.

  5. Jessica (Lloyd) Addington on December 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss , your family is in my thoughts & prayers.

  6. Laurie Wayman on January 2, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    We love the Cunningham family. We are sorry for your loss and pray God’s supernatural comfort and strength for you at this time. God bless you all, from John and Laurie Wayman

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