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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.