Joseph Henry Cunningham, 66, of Carlisle died May 22, 2014. He was born on October 23, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas, to the late Bill and Marie Cunningham.
He is survived by his amazing wife of 47 years, Chloe Cunningham; son Wally Cunningham of Conway and his wife, Nid; daughters, D.J. Duckworth of New York City and Jo’el Cunningham of Little Rock. And his grandchildren, Corbin Duckworth of New York City, Tro, Keeta, and Henry Cunningham of Conway, Arkansas. His brothers Bill (Charlene) Cunningham of Lonoke, Thomas (Janie) Cunningham of Beebe, Richard (Susan) Cunningham of Carlisle and his sister Jeanne (Larry) Percefull of Carlisle and 13 nieces and nephews; 12 great nieces and nephews.
He spent most of his career working in construction. He recently retired from Wood Grain Mill Works. He was a farmer. He served as a Carlisle city councilman for several terms, was a volunteer fireman for 25 years and fire chief. He was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of the Army National Guard.
A rosary service was held Monday at 6 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke, Arkansas. The visitation followed at 6:30 p.m. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Rose Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Carlisle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or St. Rose Catholic Church. www.boydfuneralhome.net.