John was a native of Three Rivers, a former member of the First Baptist Church of Three Rivers and a US Air Force veteran of WW II. He came to the Valley in the 50’s to work in the oilfield industry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha and Cecil Cunningham.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy; two daughters, Joyce Wiesehan of Edinburg and Debbie (Levi) Hunt of Edna; two sisters, Nora Mae Bryant of Calliham, and Margaret Custer of Three Rivers; two grandchildren, Shane Hunt of Friendswood, TX and Dana Hunt of Edna, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Friday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Skinner Silva Funeral Chapel in Edinburg. Graveside funeral services followed at 3 p.m. at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen with military honors provided by the VFW Post 8788 of McAllen.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Skinner Silva Funeral Home of Edinburg.