He worked and was retired from the Marshall County Board of Education where he was a custodian, and was a member of Oak Level United Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher, lay preacher and cemetery trustee.
Born Thursday, April 28, 1949 in Oak Level, he was the son of the late Cletus Cunningham and the late Josephine (Roach) Cunningham.
Surviving wife, Lois (Wilson) Cunningham, Grand Rivers; daughter, Julie Ann Cunningham-Fulks, Marion; brothers, Jerry Neal Cunningham and Ronnie Joe Cunningham, both of Symsonia; sister, Paula West, Hardin; grandchildren, Kimberly Driskill-Murray, Dakota Fulks, Mackenzie Fulks and Angela Fulks, all of Marion and step-grandchildren, Sundown Fulks of Reidland and Caleb Fulks of Marion.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 26, in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Joe Daryl Thorn, Rev. Ken Lewis, Rev. Ronnie Lear, and Rev. Ronnie Cunningham officiating.
Interment followed the service in Oak Level Cemetery, Benton.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Ricky L. Cunningham Memorial Fund, c/o the City of Benton, 1009 Main St., Benton, KY 42025.