Dr. Robert Bob Edward Cunningham Sr.

June 2, 1930July 4, 2013
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Dr. Robert E. Cunningham June 2, 1930 ~ July 4,2013

Dr. Robert Edward 'Bob' Cunningham, 83, a long time resident of Marietta, Georgia, (1965 - 1991), passed away at his home in Fort Walton Beach, FL, on July 4, 2013. Bob was a warm, caring, accomplished man and father with a big heart. He proudly defended our nation, honorably contributed to many local communities and above all else, he loved his family with selflessness. He will be greatly missed. Bob is survived by his wife of nine years, Barbara Merrill Cunningham (Ft Walton Beach, FL), daughters, Lynn C. Harden (Chicago, IL) and Debra C. Scott (Acworth, GA); sons, Robert E. Cunningham, Jr. (Milton, GA) and Donald A. Cunningham (Charlottesville, VA); plus six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many extended family members. "Sweet Old Bob" as he liked to be called, was born in Pensacola, FL, enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 16, retiring as a Major with more than 30 years of service between active duty and the Alabama and Georgia Air National Guards. Dr. Cunningham graduated in 1959 from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, becoming the 17th licensed Chiropractor in the state of Georgia in 1960. At various times throughout his storied life, Bob was a crop duster pilot, instructor pilot, aircraft salesman and airport manager at Park Airfield (located where Parkaire Landing exists today), home-builder, real estate broker, Chiropractic industry consultant and college professor. The Patriot Guard Riders escorted Bob from Sandy Springs Christian Church to his final resting spot. A full military honor guard from the Georgia Air Nation Guard provided memorial services on Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m. EST, at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy, N.W., Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Bob was laid to rest beside his beloved wife of more than 33 years, Lynda Loyce (Lynn) Cunningham of Baxley, Georgia (1925 - 1990). In lieu of flowers, Bob requested donations be made in his memory to: Alaqua Animal Refuge, 914 Whitfield Rd., Freeport, FL 32439. Donations can be mailed or submitted online at



  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2013
  • Entombment Saturday, July 13, 2013
  • Bob"s Final Mission Saturday, July 13, 2013


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Dr. Robert Bob Edward Cunningham Sr.

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July 13, 2013

Rob, Casey, and family,
We love you and mourn the loss of your father...
With much love and prayers,
The Radomski Family

Mike Smith

July 12, 2013

I will miss you dear friend, my prayers are with you.

July 11, 2013

Just read of Bob's death in the Marietta paper.So sorry to hear about it. I didn't know where Bob lived the past few years. I and my family live in Marietta and across the street from where the Cunninghams lived for years. We still live on the same streert and the same house. Don't know if the children remember us or not. My two sons were Bill and John and used to play with Robbie and the Cunninghams. I built a home for Bob in Hampton Farms when he left this neighborhood. It didn't surprise me to read of all the different professions that Bob was in. He was a super nice guy as was his family. Very sorry to hear of his passing. The Garners

Carol Krebs

July 10, 2013

So sorry to hear about your Dad...I remember his smile and the twinkle in his eyes from the few times I met him and especially remember how much he loved those grandchildren! Sending hugs and love your way.

Carol and Allen

July 9, 2013

Bob will always be remembered as a good neighbor and friend at Brookslanding. We had a lot of good times together. Our prayers are with Barbara and his family. Gene & Shirley England

Angela Parkhurst

July 9, 2013

Bob, you were always one of my favorite people. You were loved and will be missed. My sincere condolences to my good friend, Barbara. Also my sympathies to your entire family. Love, Angela

Terri Wilkins

July 9, 2013

Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.

July 9, 2013

So sorry to hear-you are in my prayers.

Michael & Tracy Reidenbach

July 9, 2013

You all are in our prayers.
Michael & Tracy Reidenbach