James W. Cunningham, 76, of Olney, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at his residence. He was born on October 31, 1940 in Fairfield, IL, the son of Wayne and Lucille Dorothy (Ferguson) Cunningham. James served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked at AMF/Roadmaster for 37 years and went onto Paris, IL and worked at Paris Metal Laboratories. James enjoyed golfing and spending time with his grandchildren. He took pleasure in watching NASCAR and Cardinals baseball. James is survived by his Son, Cary W. Cunningham; Granddaughters, Sydney and London Cunningham; Sister, Carolyn (Paul) Bliss; Brother, Gary (Rhonda) Cunningham; Sister-in-law, Bev Cunningham; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Stephen Ray Cunningham; and brothers, Frank Cunningham, Tom Cunningham. Full Military Rites will be held at the funeral home. Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney, with a visitation beginning one hour prior. Interment of ashes at Maple Hill Cemetery will take place at a later date.//?#You can find the complete original obituary on this website.