Carl A. Cunningham, Jr.

Born: Sun., Oct. 14, 1945
Died: Mon., Mar. 1, 2021

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Thu., Mar. 11, 2021
Location: West Cemetery

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Carl A. Cunningham, Jr., age 75, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, MO. He was born on October 14, 1945 in Pittsfield, IL to Carl and Betty Fowler Cunningham.  He married Alana Jean Priest on July 31, 1965 at St. Mary’s Church in Pittsfield, and she preceded him in death on November 13, 2005.  He later married Barb Cunningham on October 25, 2008 and she survives.

Carl worked for 37 years at Soyland Power of Pearl, IL and retired in 2006.  In 1978, he became a member of the Blue Lodge.  He was a 42 year member of the Pittsfield Masonic Lodge #790 A.F. & A.M., joining in 1978 and went on to join the Shriners in 2002 and the Jesters in 2006.  Carl loved riding his Harley and taking trips.  He always enjoyed his dogs and could often be found tearing it up on his mower tractor.  He also loved boating and his weekly Friday lunches with friends.  Carl was a stubborn man but truly had a big heart and he will be missed.

He is survived by three sons, Sam (Heather) Cunningham, Stewart (Rhonda) Cunningham, and Shad (Janet) Cunningham; four grandchildren, Addie (Aaron) Rodhouse, Shayne Cunningham,  Breanna Cunningham, and Mason Cunningham; great granddaughter, Vivian Jean Rodhouse; sister, Cathy (Jim) Foster of Virginia; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Betty Cunningham; wife, Alana Cunningham; and son, Seth Cunningham.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Pittsfield West Cemetery in Pittsfield.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield Masonic Lodge #790 A.F. & A.M. or Shriners Hospital.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Carl's memory to the following organizations:

Pittsfield Lodge 790 AF&AM

Shriners Hospital For Children

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Diane Smith
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was a wonderful man and I always enjoyed visiting with him. He will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Peggy A Rutledge
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
So sorry to hear about C.A. He was a big part of my childhood and of course he was family.You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Dave and Johnnie Bonnett
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021
I consider Carl one of my best friends ever. He, Jerry Orrill, Gary Jefferies, and I had some adventures that had us wondering how we survived to adulthood. Carl was the only classmate that wrote to me during my time in the Air Force. Of course, he didn't write. He dictated to Alana who wrote the letters for him. When I got out of the Air Force and was going to ICC in Peoria he and Alana welcomed me into their home many weekends. We also had lots of good times on the river with Sam and Stu.

I regret that we drifted apart in later years and that I wasn't there when Alana was sick. But we were overjoyed when I heard he and Barb found each other.

He will be missed by many.

Loren (Jocko) Crowder
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
Sympathy and prayers for all of Carl's family. I knew him virtually my whole life. (His mom, Betty was my kindergarten teacher). I know that he will be sorely missed by all that knew him. God bless and keep you all as you begin to heal.

Barbara S Goertz
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
Sorry to here of his passing, he is classmate of mine. Lost track of him where he lived. He's good guy. God bless you all

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