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Jay Dee Cunningham

Thursday, June 3, 2021
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Jay Dee Cunningham was born November 4, 1924 in Eureka Springs, AR to Basil Glen Cunningham and Alta Vesta (Weems) Cunningham. He passed away on May 22, 2021 in Norman, OK.

He proudly served his country for the United States Army from June 1943 to January 1946. Jay served in the India-Burma Theatre. A few of his hobbies were woodworking, fishing and traveling. Some of his favorite places to travel were Fairbanks, AK, Colorado and New Mexico. For many years, he was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Tonkawa, OK as well as First Baptist Church in Tishomingo, OK. He worked as a clerk for the United States Postal Service in Tonkawa and Shawnee, OK until his retirement.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Alta Cunningham; wife, Ludie Jane (Ellis) Cunningham; brother, Glen Cunningham and his wife Myra; and nephew, Bobby Cunningham.

Jay is survived by two daughters, Claudia (Daryl) McKeown and Sue Ann Clark and Richard Patrick; four grandchildren, Dr. Kevin Jay (Jennifer) McKeown, Jason Eggleston, Breean (Chris) Hail, and Kerry McKeown; six great grandchildren, Jayke Eggleston, Jaycee Eggleston, Thomas McKeown, William McKeown, Kagan Hail, and Clara Hail; two great-great grandchildren, Gabriel Eggleston and Elowen Eggleston; uncle, McKinley Weems; nephew, Leslie (Terri) Cunningham; two nieces, Kathy Cunningham and Guy Richardson, and Cheryl Burilson; as well as a host of other family and friends.

The family would like to express their appreciation and thanks to the staff at Arbor House, TenderCare Hospice and Sooner Home Health Care.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 4th at Tribute Memorial Care, 708 24th Ave NW, Event Center, Norman, OK. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 5th at Gethsemane Cemetery, Caddo, OK. Online condolences may be shared at