He was born in Cadiz, KY, on December 23, 1937, to Robert and Mary Bloomer Cunningham. James was employed, and retired, as a Toll Testman for both Bell South and AT&T. He also served in the Armed Forces as a member of the United States Army.
James is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Sidney Cunningham; and his sister, Sarah Wyatt.
He is survived by his loving wife, Paula Cunningham of Chipley, FL; daughter, Terra Carter of Chipley, FL; step-daughters: Kristin Clenney of Chipley, FL, and Gina Clenney of Chipley, FL; his step-sons: Patrick Clenney and wife, Casey, of Chipley, FL, and David Clenney and wife, Karen, of Dothan, AL; sister-in-law, Carol Davis of Chipley, FL; grandchildren: Courtney Copley, Raven Griffin, Aimee Carter, and Lyndsey Carter; step-grandchildren: Elizabeth Clenney, Xylon Clenney-Harmon, Jaiden Clenney, Jace Clenney, and John Clenney; and his great grandchild, Leonadella Griffin.
Funeral Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 3, 2018, First Baptist Church of Chipley, FL, with visitation held one hour prior. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted by the family; however, donations, in lieu of flowers, maybe sent to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.