John C. Cunningham, 71, passed away on March 5, 2018
John C. Cunningham, 71, passed away at his home in El Dorado on March 5, 2018. There will be no public service. Carlson Colonial Funeral Home is serving the family.
John was born Jan. 25, 1947 in Chanute, Kan. to Benjamin and Mary Cunningham. He graduated Chanute High School in 1965. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War as an Aircraft Maintenance Specialist in the Air Force from 1965 to 1969. He was honorably discharged with a Vietnam Service Medal. On Aug, 4, 1989, John married Carole Shoemaker. She passed away on March 29, 2011. On July 8, 2014, John married Patricia Mitchell. She survives. John was a proud American and a loyal husband, friend and father. He enjoyed motorcycles (Harley-Davidson, of course!), watching movies and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Carole Cunningham. He is survived by his wife, Patricia of El Dorado; sister Elena Mehl of Houston, Texas; nieces and nephews Brian, Meghan, Kevin, Aaron, Jordan and Nolan Mehl; children Janice (Mike) Lyhane of Marysville, Kan., Sheryl (Steve) Jones of Rose Hill, Kan. and Beth Bugbee of Dickson, Tenn.; grandchildren Mike (Ashley) Lyhane and Tyler Lyhane, both of Marysville, Amanda (Landon) Bratcher of Smyrna, Tenn., Samantha (Brian) Stewart of Lebanon, Tenn. and Kati (Elliott) Smith of Portland, Tenn. John had nine great-grandchildren: Brendan, Kayla and Barrett Lyhane, Donovan and Hadley Bratcher, Jacob and Addison Monson, Austin Ferebee and Jaxon Smith. His brothers-in-law are Greg (Carol) Mitchell of Emporia and Dan (Sabrina) Mitchell of Chanute, Kan.
Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of John at www.carlsoncolonial.com.