Frank Dale Cunningham
November 25, 1932 - April 3, 2016
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Patty Cumbie Culbertson left a message on April 7, 2016:
To Dr. Cunningham’s Family, I only had Dr Cunningham for one class. I think it was called US History lll back then. (1981-1985) You see, I hated History and I put it off as long as possible…and then I had Dr.Cunningham! I remember on the first day of class, I could not believe anyone could be so passionate and excited about History. I had NEVER had a teacher like that. He truly made History come alive. I have talked about him on several occasions to my children when they would talk about history being boring. He changed my view of history. And I too remember his “weeelll..” You have much to be proud of as a family. God bless you all!
Holly Hatfield left a message on April 6, 2016:
David, Hello! I am Frank’s daughter and I got the biggest kick out of your post reminding me how Dad used to open each class with “Questions? Comments? …anyone?” I had five classes with my father and I had forgotten that. I remember on the fist day of a new class he would quote the famous JFK line, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” He was a hoot and my kids loved to ask Granddad a question just to hear him reply “weeellll,…” He was my hero and I am so grateful I had him in my life for as long as I did. Thanks for the kind words of condolences. ~Holly
Lynnette and Janell Barger left a message on April 6, 2016:
My sister and I can not think of Dr. Cunningham without remembering a kind, gentle person. He was an interesting teacher. I think one of my favorite courses was his Truman as President class. I still have my book from US I and II. A great, big by Bailey. He will be greatly missed here on earth. He was one of those teachers that made SWBC/SBU a great school to attend. God bless.
Royce Slagle left a message on April 6, 2016:
So sorry for your loss.. Frank was a great man and will be missed by all. God bless you Stella and your family. Love Royce (mama toad)
Jerald Andrews left a message on April 6, 2016:
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Cunningham. I was one of those students who his lectures opened the world of history. I can still quote some of the lines that he used to make a point, especially in U.S. History. I will be forever indebted to him for the impact he had upon my life and that of my family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jerald Andrews
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David S. Franklin left a message on April 5, 2016:
“Questions? Comments? …anyone?” This was how Dr. Cunningham would always begin class. I thoroughly enjoyed studying the Truman legacy thanks to him enlivening the subject matter along with the memorable field trip to The Truman Library. A fabulous professor has passed on. May blessings of peace and precious memories be upon his family in Jesus’s name!!
Charles Brazeale left a message on April 5, 2016:
Mrs. Cunningham and family, I was privileged to take numerous courses with Dr. Cunningham during my years at SBU, from 1986 to 1990. I have the fondest of memories for Dr. Cunningham; for his intellect, his kind nature, and his willingness to help a young man like me. Additional great memories of in-class interactions with students, and his “Welllll….” are treasured moments. I learned SO MUCH — lots of history, and a much about how to be a Christian gentleman. May our Savior bless and comfort you as you remember Dr. Cunningham! Charles Brazeale
Martha Black left a message on April 5, 2016:
I’ve lost a wonderful, sweet brother. I hope that he and James are having a wonderful reunion together. It won’t be too many years until I’ll be joining them, along with Mom and Dad and my son, Timmy. God Bless, Martha
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