James Kenneth Cunningham (Sign Guestbook)

James Kenneth Cunningham – age 78 of Knoxville, Tennessee was born March 21,1940 and passed away April 5, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Tom and Mae Cunningham from Jacksboro, where he grew up with his two brothers and sister Tom, Eddie, and Vivian. After serving his Country in the US Army, he returned home to marry his true love Kathy on June 6,1965. They moved to Knoxville where he began his career helping others keep their cars in top notch condition, and continued as owner of Norwood Service Center. Knoxville became his home where he and Kathy raised three sons. Ken had many other passions some of which he enjoyed was a Mason and Shriner. He loved the outdoors, he especially enjoyed camping, fishing, and water skiing on Norris Lake with his family and friends. He was very active in retirement and began riding motorcycles and traveled the country as KOA work campers.
Kenneth is survived by his wife Kathy, son Kenny, son Kevin and husband Mychael, and son Keith and wife Molly, alone with his brothers and sister, and numerous friends and family members.
We invite all friends and family to a celebration of life on Monday April 9, 2018 at Kerbela Shriners Temple 315 Mimosa Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. A visitation period will be held from 4:00pm – 6:00pm with a service to follow.
In lieu of Flowers please send donations to one of these organizations Shriners Temple https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate , Shriners Children’s Hospitable http://www.kerbelashriners.org/donations/, First Baptist Church Powell Motorcycle Ministryhttp://rideforjesus.com/, Honor Air Knoxville http://www.honorairknoxville.com. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Cunningham family.


8 guestbook entries for “James Kenneth Cunningham”:

  1. Norma Morton says:

    Praying God will give all the family peace & comfort! Sheila & Gary you are in our thoughts &’prayers!

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  3. B. E. and Geraldine Parrott says:

    So sorry to hear of Kenneth’s passing. Memories of our old camping days when we were “young” came to mind. May all your good memories comfort you and the boys at this time.

  4. Beth Wheeler says:

    Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time

    Beth and Joe Wheeler

  5. Launa says:

    Kenneth’s smiling face will be missed . …his work and influence will live on forever!!

  6. Carolyn McGill says:

    Kathy, you are in my prayers during this time of your loss. May God be with you and your family. Love you in Christ. Your friend from Fountain Lanes, Carolyn

  7. Jim Keaton says:

    Kathy, my father J.B. & I were long time customers at Norwood Service Center. May Kenneth rest in peace & receive the rewards in heaven that he earned & may GOD bless & comfort you & your children at this time of need.

  8. Ben and Evelyn Goode says:

    We have know Kenneth and his family for many years and have gone to Third Creek Baptist together , We always loved and enjoyed his family …..He will be missed

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