James Henry Cunningham IV, 87, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family May 22, 2012. He was born to James H. Cunningham III and Mary (James) March 6, 1925, in Roseburg, Ore. His parents preceded him in death. He grew up in Roseburg with his younger sister, Margy. After graduating high school he joined the Army in 1943, serving in World War II. He earned the Bronze Star as a combat medic while seeing action in France and Germany. He is buried in the Eagle Point National Cemetery for veterans.
In 1957, he married Ruby Fae Arnold, who survives, in Medford, Ore. They were married for 55 years, raising four children who adored him. Jim, as he was known, worked in retail auto parts for over 30 years. He retired in 1992 at age 67, enjoying his 20 years of retirement. He enjoyed playing with his eight grandchildren and spending time with his family, and learning new computer games and programs.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby, of Medford; four children, Charles Cunningham, of Coalinga, Calif., Joyce (Robert) Tupy, of Crescent City, Calif., Bryan Cunningham, of Yellville, Ark., and Melissa (Jeff) Worden, of Medford; eight grandchildren, Ryan Cunningham, Jenny Cunningham, Bradley Lee, Cody Worden, Shyla Cunningham, Leanne Parker, Allison Pevy, and Jacob Cunningham; five great-grandchildren; sister, Margy Badley, of Jacksonville, Ore.; two nieces and two nephews; and five great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family would like to express many thanks to all the
loving caregivers and home health nurses during the last year of his life. Contributions can be made in his name to the Parkinson's Foundation and to Hospice.