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Howard Cunningham Obituary (1941 – 2021) – Tulsa, Alright

Howard L. Cunningham

Howard Levearn Cunningham, a life-very long Tulsa resident, died peacefully at his home on April 29, 2021 immediately after a lengthy sickness. Howard was born to Anna Lou (Gary) Cunningham and Robert L. Cunningham on December 14, 1941. He attended Tulsa’s Kendall Elementary Faculty, Wilson Junior Significant School and graduated from Will Rogers Superior Faculty in 1960.

Howard started a prolonged occupation in the jewellery organization by selling check out pieces for Norvel Marcum in the 1970’s. He traded that career for 1 with Kreisler where he traveled Oklahoma and Arkansas promoting lighters and pen and pencil sets to jewellery retailers. Keepsake Jewelry employed Howard to sell their fine jewelry traces to jewellery shops and he became regarded as “The Souvenir Guy” amongst his consumers and pals. In 1990 Howard opened his personal jewelry corporation, Howard Cunningham, Inc., and ultimately progressed it to grow to be retail shop Cunningham Wonderful Jewellery which he ran alongside wife, Vicki, for extra than 30 several years. Vicki carries on the small business these days.

Howard was a board member of the Oklahoma Jewelers Association all over his vocation wherever he served as president. He was an active member of the Southwest chapter of the 24KT club and also served on their board of directors. In 2004 the Oklahoma Jewelers awarded Howard with their ‘Lifetime Achievement” award which acquired him a area on the OJA Hall of Fame. Alongside with Vicki, he was inducted into the countrywide jewelers Corridor of Fame in 2009.

Howard was quite active in the Tulsa local community and was a Mason, a Jester, a member of the Shriners and the regional Rotary club. He attended the Next Presbyterian Church in the course of his formative yrs and was most lately a member of the Very first Baptist Church of Tulsa.

Howard located a passion in police get the job done and in 1989 became a Tulsa Law enforcement Reserve Officer, the place he proudly served with veteran officers of the Tulsa force. He retired from that purpose in 2010 after 20 several years of energetic participation. He continued to help the Tulsa Police until finally his demise.

Howard was a devoted loved ones gentleman and is survived by his wife, Vicki Hutchens Cunningham sister, Barbara Cunningham McLain daughter, Lana Cunningham Embry and partner, Rick son, Bradley Scott Cunningham and wife, Anne Marie stepson, Jason Reid Carter and spouse, Erin Sue. Surviving grandchildren are Jake Murphy Huff, William Scott and Lindsey Marie Cunningham and John Reid Carter. Howard was preceded in dying by his dad and mom and sister, Linda Cunningham Rosson.

The household will get close friends from 3-5:00 p.m., Saturday, at Ninde Brookside Funeral Dwelling. A celebration of Howard’s lifestyle will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, Could 10, 2021, at Very first Baptist Church, 420 South Detroit Ave., Tulsa, Ok 74120.

In lieu of flowers, friends may well add in Howard’s memory to Jewelers For Young children at jewelersforchildren.org or the Initial Baptist Church Caring Heart at tulsafbc.org

Ninde Funeral Administrators, Brookside Chapel (918) 742-5556

www.ninde.com

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