Billy W. Cunningham

June 25, 1944April 5, 2013

Billy W. Cunningham, 68, of Victoria, passed away April 5, 2013. He was born June 25, 1944, in DeKalb, Texas to the late Billie Crew and Joyce Smith Cunningham. Bill was in sales with Nueces Power and Equipment for the past 17 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Bill also served as the past president of the Port Lavaca Rotary Club and past director of the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Fortuna Bay HOA of Corpus Christi, TX and was currently serving as the treasurer of the Board. Bill lived his life to the fullest always enjoying his family and friends. He was a great sportsman at heart and always enjoyed fishing, hunting and car races with his sons and friends. Bill lived his life as a Christian; always there to help whomever needed help. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Wiggins Cunningham, sons, Bennie W. Cunningham and wife, Diane of Tulsa, OK., Billy Don Cunningham and wife, Nikki of Ft. Mead, Maryland; brother, Bruce Cunningham and wife, Debbie of Pasadena, brother-in-law James Wiggins and wife, Jeannine; niece Jennifer Gonzales of Pasadena; nephews Paul Wiggins and Jody Wiggins both of Snook, TX., and Darren Wiggins of Center, TX. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Rachelle, Joseph and Brandon and 5 great-grandchildren, Bailey, Hunter, Kendall, Lane and Anna to cherish his memory.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Barry Cunningham.

A visitation will be held Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 5-7 PM, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.

A funeral service will be Monday, April 8, 2013, at 2 PM, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels with Rev. R.J. Wooten officiating.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 2 PM, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4401 Lilac, Victoria, Texas, 77901.

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  • Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2013

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Teresa Szoo

April 19, 2013

Dorothy - We are so sorry to hear about this. We are all very sad to go to the condo and not expect to see Bill's smiling face. You are in our thoughts.

Teresa, Joe and Maddie Szoo

April 15, 2013

Please accept our deepest and sincere sympathy in your great loss of Bill. I will treasure the few moments we shared over a meal or visiting you at your condo.

Our love and prayers will continue for you and your family.

Thomas & Martha

Will Shook

April 12, 2013

Please know that Bill was and will always be a treasure that will always be remembered by all that have known him and most especially by all of his working family at NPE. As you know , you really have to know him to appreciate him for the great person he will always be in our memory, I am proud to say I knew him as a friend as well as a fellow employee,

Margie Schmidt

April 8, 2013

Bill I have not seen you in a while but the last time I walked into NPE you were in your office and had a smile on your face like always. You will be deeply missed by many but I know my dear friend will miss you so much as her work family and friend. Thank you for all the great advise and not candy coating it to me. You are one great person that made an impression on my thoughts of others. (Thank you).

Shirley Lundquist Best

April 8, 2013

Dorothy, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Please know that the angel's are lifting you and your family at this time in your life. May God bless you.

April 8, 2013

we are so sorry about your husband's passing. please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
sandy & rogers yarborough
center, texas