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Grady R. Cunningham, 88

Grady R. Cunningham, 88

Grady R. Cunningham, 88, of Fletcher, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Elizabeth House.
He was a son of the late Nelson P. and Viola Ward Cunningham and was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Graden B. Cunningham.
He was a resident of Henderson County most of his life and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Grady owned the Gulf Station in Fletcher, later managing a Budget Rent-A-Car. Upon his retirement he worked at Orchard Trace Golf Course and drove cars for a local dealership.
Our dad was passionate about his family, the Fletcher Fire Department, where he was a lifetime member, Boy Scouts, golfing, and telling jokes. He was a member of Fletcher United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Mae Cunningham; daughters, Cindy Drake and husband Burney of Shelby, and Jeanie Long and husband Russ of Fletcher; grandchildren, Kelly Hall and husband Joey, Bryan Drake and wife Shannon, and Carrie Drake; great-grandchildren, Will, Justin and Kyle Hall, and Lily and Morgan Drake; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2 PM, Monday, December 15, 2014 at Fetcher United Methodist Church with Dr. Steven Ray officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to: Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Meals-on-Wheels, Council on Aging, 105 King Creek Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

An online register book and sympathy card is available by visiting
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.