Harold Cunningham

Harold Cunningham

Tuesday, February 27th, 1945 Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Harold Leon "Leon" Cunningham Sr.

Harold “Leon” Cunningham, 74, passed away August 13, 2019 at Providence Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. The family will receive friends and fellowship from 6 to 8pm, Tuesday, August 20th at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 11am Wednesday, August 21st at the First Baptist Church of Basehor (1410 155th St. Basehor, KS.) Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial gifts can be made to First Baptist Church of Basehor.
Leon was born on February 27, 1945 in Trenton, MO. Leon grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1963. A year later, he married Loretta (Tickles), the love of his life of more than 55 years. Starting their marriage in KCK, the two built their lives in Basehor starting in 1973, raising two sons, Lee of Lenexa, KS and Rob (Leesa) of Bonner Springs, KS. Leon retired from Beaufort Transfer in 1996, he also worked in real estate for many years. After retiring, he worked for O’Reilly delivering parts. He spent many years as a deacon and usher serving in fellowship with his community at First Baptist Church of Basehor. He enjoyed working on projects with his brother-in-laws at the lake, coaching youth baseball for 16 years, serving as leader for the Basehor Rustlers 4-H club, celebrating Chiefs games and NASCAR races. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, Allison (Jake Kromer), Carli (Andrew Reith), Alex, Maegan and Tyler, and his great-grandson, Brayden.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Alden Harrington Funeral Home
    214 Oak Street
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    Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 | 11:00am
    First Baptist Church of Basehor
    1410 N. 155th St.
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    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
  • Interment

    Glenwood Cemetery
    18450 North 158th Street
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Chris & Marilyn Anderson

We are sorry to learn the news about Leon. He was a good man: a 4-H leader in the club where our sons belonged; the father of two of our fine students at Basehor High School; and a community supporter. In recent years, we especially enjoyed visiting with him at the post office. We send our sympathy to all of his family. Chris & Marilyn Anderson
Comment | Posted at 03:26pm via Condolence

Sherry A Hall

Sorry to hear about Leon prayers for the family. Sorry not able to be there. Bonnie Tickles
Comment | Posted at 10:21pm via Condolence

Rick and Kandace Lantz

We are so sorry for your loss🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Big hugs to you and your family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
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